Temporary Appointments – Research Assistant

 University of Jaffna

Water Security in Northern Province through Participatory Action Research Project (WASPAR)

Temporary Appointments


Post of Temporary Research Assistant – Vacant – 03 post

The University of Jaffna will entertain applications from qualified persons for the post of Temporary Research Assistant.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Agriculture / Chemistry / Engineering / Food Science and Technology or other equal qualification from UGC approved University / Higher Education institution.
  • Minimum 02 years post-qualifying experience in water research or any kind of participatory community-based social research or relevant field.
  • High level of proficiency in written and spoken English and Tamil
  • High level of IT literacy, especially usage in the areas of Word, Excel, email, and other tools.
  • Ability to handle qualitative research methods, statistics, computational methods, database management, and familiarity with methods within participatory action research.


A monthly salary of LKR 60,800.00 will be paid.

General note to all the above posts

  • All selected candidates will be appointed full-time for one year.
  • Should be a citizen of Sri Lanka.
  • Ability to work in the field of any part of Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
  • Age should be not less than 18 years and not more than 35 years.
  • All selected candidates will become a contributor to the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and the Employee Trust Fund (ETF), the employee should contribute 8% of the monthly salary to the EPF and the employer will contribute 12% & 3% of the monthly salary to EPF & ETF respectively.


The Application forms downloaded from here should accompany with the paid Bank slip for the deposit of a sum of Rs.100/- credited to the people’s Bank Account No (Ref No): 970000090000387 in favor of Bursar, University of Jaffna.

Applicants are requested to send their applications with copies of the educational certificates and any other relevant certificates in proof of qualifications and experience via registered post to reach Deputy Registrar/ Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, Adiyapatham Road, Kokuvil, Jaffna. Applicants are requested to send scanned copies of all the documents to the email address: fomvacancy@univ.jfn.ac.lk on or before 11 December 2023.

Applicants from the University System/ Government Departments/ Corporations and Statutory Boards should channel their applications through the Heads of respective Institutions but may send an advance copy in the first instance.  However, no such applicant will be considered for interview, if the application channeled through the Head of the Department is not received.

Illegible & incomplete applications and applications received after the closing date will be rejected without intimation. The post applied for should be marked on the top left-hand corner of the envelope.



University of Jaffna