Senior Manager (Research)


Paediatrics and Child Health


Medical College


Matiari, Pakistan


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

The department is carrying out a research study titled “Capsule endomicroscopy for visualization of the small intestine in EED population in Pakistan” which will be conducted in the Matiari district. The primary aim of this study is to visualize the gastrointestinal mucosa of healthy and malnourished children using a tethered capsule device that utilizes advanced imaging technology, which would not require general anesthesia and can be done through a simple NG tube in an unsedated child.


You will be responsible for overall coordination of the research projects which involves to prepare, update project documents, communicate with collaborators and investigators, implement research projects in field, conduct data analysis and compilation of project reports. Specific responsibilities include to:
  • implement and supervise research projects
  • developing SoPs for project and administrative processes and procedures to facilitate standardized practices at all field sites , hiring and training of staff 
  • conducting internal audits for on-going research projects and reporting to the Principal investigators with recommendations.
  • observing, troubleshooting and reporting to higher management with solution for identified problems for efficient performances at field sites 
  • produce monthly project reports 
  • work closely with administrative staff to ensure discipline, sufficient supplies and availability of project staff at the field sites
  • contribute to analysis and synthesis of evidence for systematic reviews of research and provide editorial support for and contribute to the quality assurance of summaries, proposals and reports
  • coordinate for recruitment and training of research staff as per projects' requirements
  • liaise with community stakeholders and project staff of all tiers to ensure smooth running of projects’ activities within the settings.


You should have:
  • a Master’s degree in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Health Policy & Management, Public Health, Healthcare or Sociology
  • at least eight years of diverse corporate experience with at least five years of research management experience at senior level preferably in healthcare or research organization of good repute
  • comprehensive knowledge of modern research tools and techniques
  • excellent project management skills including ability to lead work force and manage resources effectively
  • strong management and supervision skills
  • excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to present complex ideas and information in clear and meaningful form to various stakeholders
  • excellent ability to manage multiple tasks effectively under work pressure
  • willingness for extensive travelling nationally and internationally specifically Balochistan, including deputation there as well, and travelling to various field sites for monitoring and supervision.  
This is a close-ended position to be based at Matiari.

To Apply

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Applications should be submitted latest by January 26, 2020