Full-Time Research Associate

Full-Time Research Associate
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Location: AUB(Beirut) & Field Work (Bekaa)
Working area:
Job Description

The American University of Beirut (AUB) - Nature Conservation Center (NCC) is seeking a Research Associate for our Citizen Science for Improved Integrated Solid Waste Management program. The program works to characterize, optimize, assess, and implement scalable solutions in Bar Elias, Kab Elias and Marj municipalities for developing an integrated Solid Waste Management plan (ISWM). The objective is to provide economically sustainable models where revenues (or savings) can sustain the operational costs which include job creation for some of the village residents. Ideally, the Research Associate would have strong experience working with communities in a project based atmosphere.

Project will mobilize within 1 month.



  • BS or MS preferably in a technical field
  • 5-10 years of experience with a BS, 5-7 years of experience with an MS
  • Experience creating efficient transportation plans preferable
  • Experience with resource microeconomics desirable 

General Skills

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure, while meeting deadlines, is a must
  • Team oriented
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Technical writing
  • Project planning
  • Experience preparing paperwork for the International Review Board (IRB) preferable
  • Pays strong attention to detail
  • Fluent in Arabic and English



  • Coordinate with local authorities and community members on a regular biases
  • Conduct necessary field work in three towns in Beqaa
  • Interview and survey community members
  • Collect data and sampling as needed
  • Prepare Technical reports and IRB paperwork
  • Statistical analysis of results  
Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education:
Arabic: English: French:
Period: 6 month contract with possibility for extension
Submission guidelines:
Cover letter required?
Contact information
Diane Audi
Operations Manager