Job Description

  • Job Position :
    Research Assistant (Project-based Researcher & Administrator)
  • Quantity :
    1 Position
  • Status :
    Temporary Employee Research Program
  • Fuclty :
    Institute for Population and Social Research
  • Work location :
    Mahidol Migration Center- Joint Research Unit, Mahidol University (Salaya campus)
  • Application Opening Date :
    4 August 2022
  • Application Closing Date :
    30 September 2022
  • Application for test :
  • Date of report for Duty :
  • Accdemic Qualifications :
    Bachelor's degree or above
  • Work Experience :
    The international standards especially on human and labor rights principals
  • Age not over :
  • Qualifications :

    Your Personality
    1) Interested in research advocacy in migration and labor rights
    2) Eager to learn with a Growth Mindset
    3) Able to adapt and able to work independently
    4) Open minded and eager to work in a work environment with a horizontal management style
    5) Able to give and receive honest feedback and make changes toward problem solving
    6) Team spirit and assertive communication skills (able to communicate well about your needs and any challenge you face, and able to let your teammates know when you didn’t understand something)


    1) Able to work under pressure
    2) Good oral skills, feel at ease speaking in public
    3) Able to create a good relationship with people from different backgrounds (farmers, government, NGO and business managers)
    4) Able to summarize, interpret, translate information efficiently in Thai and English (optional: Burmese or Cambodian)

    You are passionate and want to make a positive impact for social labor justice?  Join our team !!!!!

    Requirements (ranked by order of importance)

    • Thai and English (English/ Thai writing will be tested during an interview)
    • This position involves traveling (domestic)
    • Minimum Undergraduate degree or Master in one or more of these areas: Human Rights, International relation, Business, Sociology-Anthropology, Political sciences, Law, Data Management Science, Demography, Languages
    • Background knowledge about the international standards especially on the human and labor rights principals
    • Interest in tech/IT solutions especially for data online management
    • Interest in web design and social media effectiveness
  • Description :

    Overview of the job

    1. Deliverables: Writing and/or translations of policy briefs in the target sectors: agriculture, fisheries, seafood processing, domestic elder care, and tourism.
    2. Database creation and management: create a centralized open source online database of non-propriety migration research from IPSR, Mahidol faculty affiliated with MMC-joint research unit, and partnered government agencies, international agencies, and CSOs
    3. Applications to online funding: take part in applying for external grants and projects
    4. Field trip: go on field trips with the team to meet with different stakeholders in Central Thailand and provinces (migrant- workers and refugees, employers, Thai government, NGO, private companies both Thai and international)
    5. Create communication materials:
    • For the business correspondence (letters to stakeholders for meetings and project collaboration)
    • For PR development (articles, posters, flyers, live videos, etc)
    • For the projects: presentations for trainings, policy dialogues, research synopses, conferences, in-person and online meetings

    ** tasks require good team work and communication

  • Select process :
    • Please send your resume and 1 page statement of interest to HR department 
      Piyapat Piamsawas  Email:
    • Interviews via zoom
    • Project is 10.5 months; August 10-June 23
    • Contact details:
      Sudarat Musikawong
      Associate Professor, project PI

  • English test :
  • Salary :


    • Our office is at the main Mahidol University campus in Salaya
    • Working schedule: 5 days per week, 8h per day. In case of fieldwork, these schedules are flexible/adjustable.
    • Local holidays: Adjusted to Thai calendar
    • Salary: the chosen person will start with 19,000 THB as probation period for 3 months and will then receive a salary of 21,000 THB as an employee, if hired full-time for 7.5 months
    • Public transport allowance for meetings in Bangkok (with reimbursed receipts)
    • Travel cost for regional projects (covered by project)

  • Remark :
  • More info :
    02-441-0201 ext. 214
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  • Candidate List - Interview :
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