Research Assistant

Post Description

The research assistant will work closely with the E-Sahha Program coordinator and projects coordinators within the program on several multi-year research projects. The research assistant will work on a variety of tasks including but not limited to:
  • Writing research outputs/scholarly articles
  • Preparing and handling applications and proposals for ethical review
  • Developing/writing research proposals
  • Developing/writing grant applications
  • Carrying out data collection
  • Preparing conference and meetings presentations

Qualifications and Application


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a health-related field, with at least 2 years of research experience in global health sciences, public health, health systems, or other related fields.
  • Relevant previous experience of working on research projects, with proven research outputs (published scientific articles)
  • Previous experience in conducting scoping reviews
  • Experience in preparing research tools (surveys, questionnaires, etc.)
  • Proven experience in performing data collection
  • Advanced writing skills and excellent report writing, presentation, and documentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic skills
  • Proven excellent analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Previous experience in an academic research environment


Please send your CV and cover letter (1 page) to by March 31, 2023 with the following subject line: ‘ESP Research Assistant’. The successful candidate will be based at the Global Health Institute offices and will be required to start within a week from the time of the acceptance notification.  

Additional Comments

All staff are expected to adhere to AUB’s policies and procedures. This job description reflects the core activities of the role. There will inevitably be changes in the emphasis of duties as the research project progresses from the planning to the implementation phases. It is expected that the hired person recognises this and adopts a flexible approach to work and be willing to adapt to changes accordingly.

About the Global Health Institute

Established in 2017, the Global Health Institute (GHI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is the first global health institute in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and is one of the very few in the Global South. GHI addresses global health challenges with a focus on context and sustainable impact by employing an interdisciplinary approach. The primary focus of GHI are challenges that are affecting the MENA region, but have relevance to and impact on other regions in the global south. The work of GHI is defined by three divisions: (1) GHI Programs, which focus on generating context specific research, policy, and advocacy to address major global health challenges in the region, (2) GHI ASSIST, which provides community-based services and interventions to address the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations, and (3) GHI Academy which delivers contextualized global health education to various populations through smart and innovative learning modalities.

About the E-Sahha Program

Launched in October 2018, the E-Sahha Program (ESP) aims to develop a systematic approach to the employment of e-health in the MENA region. It aims to address the growing health burdens of disease, the gender gap in equitable access to quality health services, the lack in availability of skilled health workers, and the barriers imposed by displacement and migration. The program houses several projects focused on digital health interventions and their applicability in low resource settings, with specific considerations related to different target populations.