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​​​​​Full-time research assistant position in Agribusiness

Campus/Location: American University of Beirut (AUB)
Date Announced: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Deadline for Application: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Job Title: Research Assistant (RA) 
Area of Specialization: Agribusiness
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Duration: March 2017-June 2017
Salary: Salary as per AUB regulations

The Agribusiness Program at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites outstanding candidates to apply for a full-time research assistant position. The starting date of the appointment will be March 1, 2017


  • BS or MS degree from a fully accredited and recognized university in the discipline of food sciences (or a closely-related discipline) is required.
  • Working proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is required.
  • Working proficiency in STATA, SPSS, or similar data management software is required.
  • Fluency in both English and Arabic is required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or with minimal supervision is preferred.
  • Knowledge of food companies in Lebanon is an advantage


  • Prepare, review, and translate survey questionnaires and similar data collection tools.
  • Administer questionnaires in person (at the companies' premises that are located in or outside of Beirut), by phone, and/or by email, in Arabic and/or in English; and record data in English.
  • Collect, clean, and format data for further analysis.
  • Perform data analysis.
  • Draft analytical findings in written format, in English and/or in Arabic.
  • Support delivery of analytical findings through written and oral presentations within conferences, workshops, and/or lecture series.
  • Provide academic research support including document review, citation verification, and drafting/proofreading. 

Applicants should submit the following items before February 15, 2017:

  • A curriculum vitae including a list of relevant professional academic degrees and experiences
  • A letter of purpose (not more than 300 words)
  • One recommendation letter (academic or professional)
  • Shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete an interview.​

The curriculum vitae and letter of purpose should be submitted electronically to Letters of recommendation must not accompany the application; instead, applicants should have referees send letters directly to the following address:  

Gumataw Kifle Abebe, PhD
Assistant Professor of Agribusiness Marketing and Management
Department of Agriculture
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
American University of Beirut
Reynolds Hall, room 120
Riad El-Solh/ Beirut 1107-2020, Lebanon
Tel.: +961-1-350000 ext. 4511
Beirut, 1107 2020

Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants.

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