Research Associate

Title of Placement Research Associate
Location   Karachi, Pakistan
Duration   Eight months
Department   Office of the Dean Research and Graduate Studies
Instituition   Aga Khan University
Project Description  
  • Lab based research involving cell and molecular biology techniques to study Breast and Prostate Cancer stemcells.
  • Studies on common viral diseases in Pakistan including Hepatitis C virus and CMV.
  • Develop policies,  databases, and institutional manuals to support research.
  • ​Researcher will be engaged in the laboratory to support ongoing research.
  • Expected to analyze data generated out of ongoing and concluded research.
  • Help in developing research manuscript.​
  • ​Enrollment in a Graduate, Masters or PhD programme.
  • Expect to be well versed with using softwares to support writing.
  • Experience of Analytical software usage.​
Expected Project Outcome   A conclusive out come in the form of:
  • Useful data set of experimental work
  • Written report and manuscript which may include (depending on the contribution) award of authorship and acknowledgement in paper.

​The selected intern will be provided with furnished accommodations as well as a living stipend to cover minimal daily expenses. All visa processing costs will also be covered.

Please note that air travel is not covered by AKU, the students should have a minimum access to savings for the duration of this internship.

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