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Post of Research Assistant


Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD)

University Business Linkage Cell

Department of Export Agriculture

Uva Wellassa University

A research group attached to Department of Export Agriculture, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture; Uva Wellassa University has secured a research grant on “Investigating the mosquito repellent properties of major chemical compositions of cashew nut shell oil”, we intent to recruit one Research Assistant and the required qualifications are as follows:

Educational and other Qualifications:

Position Contract Duration Qualifications
Research Assistant (Full time) 4 months BSc Hons in Palm & Latex Technology and Value Addition orBSc Hons in Export Agriculture

Job responsibilities:

  • Competent in data analysis techniques (both qualitative and quantitative)
  • Fluent in academic writings
  • Preparing the progress reports on every month
  • Reporting the progress of the project to the internal supervisors, on weekly basis
  • Conduct project administrations on daily basis

Salary Particulars:

The Research Assistant will be paid approximately Rs. 63,250.00 (all-inclusive salary) per month for one year period.


Selected candidates for the mentioned position will contribute 8% from their monthly salary to the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) while the AHEAD/UBL Cell grant will make a contribution of 15% of their salary of which 12% will be credited to Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and 3% to the Employee Trust Fund (ETF).

Method of Application:

Self-prepared application along with detailed CV including academic and professional qualifications shall be emailed to on or before 10th September 2023 (mention email subject as Vacancies for Research Assistant). Please note that the, University reserves the right to shortlist the candidates. Applications, which do not meet the requirements, and applications, which reach after the closing date, will be rejected without intimation.

Contact either Dr. Muditha Meegahakumbura or Dr. A.N.R. Weerawansha of the research project for further details.


Dr. Muditha Meegahakumbura
Dr. A.N.R. Weerawansha

Uva Wellassa University

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