Research Specialist


School of Nursing and Midwifery


Karachi, Pakistan


Established in 1980, Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU-SONAM) has the honour of being the founding academic entity of the University and a benchmark for nursing education in Pakistan. 

In line with the University’s vision and values, the School is committed to excellence in the fields of nursing education, research, practice and administration. It caters to students not only from Pakistan, but across the world. 


Reporting to Assistant Dean, Research & Graduate Studies (R&GS), you will be responsible for:
  • supporting Assistant Dean, R&GS in establishing contacts with funding agencies to help in obtaining research funding
  • participating in developing budgets based on proposed study protocols with Finance, Research Office and Assistant Dean, R&GS 
  • collaborating with Research Office and SONAM faculty for writing extramural grants under the supervision of Assistant Dean, R&GS
  • maintaining a record for proper utilization of research funds of SONAM and reporting accordingly
  • implementing planned strategies to ensure quality of research output by monitoring and evaluating SONAM research, and by closely connecting with Principal Investigators (PIs) and Research Office
  • assisting SONAM faculty in writing manuscripts and in disseminating research findings in high impact scientific journals and forums under the guidance of Assistant Dean, R&GS
  • monitoring research activities and submitting quarterly field reports which will contribute to AKU reports 
  • participating in research meetings and presenting monthly monitoring reports
  • writing and disseminating meeting minutes
  • supporting Assistant Dean, R&GS in facilitating faculty in increasing chances of paper acceptance for presentation at national, regional and international conferences
  • implementing planned activities to support Assistant Dean, R&GS in promoting research culture 
  • providing assistance in the functioning of Nursing Research Unit.


You should have:
  • a Master’s degree from an HEC recognized or reputed foreign university/institution
  • at least five (5) years of relevant experience 
  • ability to analyze budgetary line items for compliance with budget guidelines
  • ability to work effectively in scholarly teams 
  • strong communication skills in English (both oral and written)
  • excellent interpersonal, coordination and report writing skills 
  • excellent problem solving skills 
  • ability to anticipate problems and devise effective solutions
  • strong decision-making capability.
  • ability to publish and write grants.

To Apply

​Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet the job requirements to human.resources@aku.edu and mark the subject with the position applied for. Please mark the subject with position number "10033555".

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Applications should be submitted latest by September 30, 2020