Senior Researchers

Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) is an established research institute in Vietnam, ranked No.1 among economic institutions in Vietnam by IDEAS: Economics and Finance Research [1]. The Institute has conducted a number of large development economic projects for international aid agencies and government departments. We aspire to help bring successful policy reforms as well as challenges overcoming lessons in opening Vietnam economy to countries with similar socio-economic conditions.

Mekong Development Research Institute has its well-established standing in the field of socio-economic and development research in Vietnam. The Institute is currently seeking potential candidates for full-time Senior Researchers (one micro and one macro economics).

Key responsibilities

  • Work as a team leader in the assigned research and consultancy projects
  • Provide guidance and support to the Research Analysts and Research Assistants in conducting research and consultancy projects
  • Take lead in designing and implementing survey(s) and research study(ies), conduct fieldwork
  • Take lead in developing the research proposals
  • Process and analyze quantitative data (using STATA software) and/or undertake qualitative analysis
  • Write project reports and research         
  • Travel for work (domestic and international)


  • The Senior Researcher should have a PhD degree in development economics, statistics, econometrics or related fields;
  • At least 2 years of experience working in the field development economics;
  • A strong quantitative background, including impact evaluation, mathematics, econometrics and statistics;
  • At least two researches published on international journals;
  • An incisive analytical and problem-solving skill
  • A good command of English
  • A strong capability to perform independent work and to be an excellent team player.
  • A strong desire to pursue the career in economic research

Compensation: Competitive and based on candidate’s level of expertise.

Working environment: An intellectually vibrant and supportive environment that makes everyone feel a strong sense of belonging defines MDRI’s distinctive culture. MDRI is the destination for bright and highly motivated individuals who take pride in their work and go extra miles to support their team in an aim to deliver the best services. MDRI offers a learning environment and creates opportunities for each team member to make his or her own mark along the development journey of the Institute. We want to bring on board individuals who are thrilled to embark on an invigorating journey of imparting knowledge and making a difference.


Application package should be in English and include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae, including names of two referees who may be approached to give their opinion on the candidate’s suitability for the position.
  • A copy of Academic transcripts and Degree
  • A copy of publications

Deadline of submission: 15th April 2015

Applications should be sent to Ms Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh at [email protected] or to the following mailing address:

Ms. Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh
Floor 8th, Machinco Building
444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Thuy Khue
Tay Ho, Hanoi

Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview. Successful candidates are expected to start working as soon as possible.

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Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2015-04-15