Research Associate (Lab)


Paediatrics and Child Health


Medical College


Karachi, Pakistan


The Outreach and Research Programme of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health has ten community-based field sites across Pakistan (including four in Karachi) and focuses on research for betterment of women and child health. The Department has a Nutritional Research Laboratory as well as an Infectious Disease Research Laboratory that cater to the needs of its research projects. It has well-acclaimed work to its credit both at the national and international level. 


You will be responsible to:
  • conduct Research Lab test as instructed by the Principal Investigator and / or Research Supervisor
  • tabulate reports for various tests conducted
  • prepare laboratory guidelines for writing up research proposals
  • participate regularly in laboratory meetings and internal seminars
  • design protocols for lab operation procedure and testing methodologies
  • review all Lab results, monitor internal external QC checks of all Lab procedures and CRFS, and take preventive and corrective actions in case of non-conformities
  • keep a record of inventory in the Lab
  • maintain and safeguard equipment in the Research Lab and stay abreast of techniques and methodologies.


You should have:
  • a Masters degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biological sciences or equivalent
  • at least two years of relevant experience 
  • knowledge and experience in the field of Molecular and cell biology is preferred
  • good interpersonal skills particularly communication skills
  • proficiency in the use of computer applications, particularly MS Office
  • ability to manage time and prioritize tasks effectively
  • ability to work effectively in teams and resilience to cope-up with work pressure
  • good communication and report writing skills
  • understanding of ordering and maintaining laboratory reagents, supplies, equipment and instruments.
This is a closed ended position.

To Apply

​You should send your detailed CV by email to human.resources@aku.edu and mention the position applied for in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by October 25, 2020