Research Coordinator


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.

The department is conducting a study to assess and analyze the burden and determinants of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) mortality in infants in the urban areas of Karachi, Pakistan which includes (Rehri Goth, Ibrahim Hyderi, Bhains Colony, Ali Akbar Shah). RSV is a respiratory pathogen with potentially high disease burden in developing countries. This will be a two-year mortality-based surveillance study in order to obtain more accurate estimates of the burden of severe RSV infection and associated deaths in infants in the urban areas of Karachi.


You will be responsible to supervise all project related activities from field management to data collection, quality control of data collection and maintain good working relationship among staff & community. Specific responsibilities include to:
  • coordinate with staff working at field sites for the completion of tasks within the stipulated timelines 
  • supervise and monitor all field activities at all field sites, including community engagement activities
  • ensure all research related auditable materials are always up to date 
  • provide proper counselling to study participants
  • monitor all components of the project in the field, evaluating and ensuring the accuracy of the data
  • provide training to the project staff at multiple field sites.


You should have:
  • a Master’s degree in Public Health,MBBS or equivalent
  • preferably three years of relevant experience
  • highly organized and self-motivated
  • have proven mixed methods research skills
  • excellent interpersonal skills particularly communication skills, preferably with command over local languages
  • good command on computer applications, particularly on MS Office package
  • ability to work effectively in teams and resilience to cope up with work pressure
  • willingness to work in field sites.
This is a close-ended position.

To Apply

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Applications should be submitted latest by September 30, 2020