Senior Research Assistant


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:
  • plan and conduct awareness sessions in community
  • prepare weekly reports for project supervisors
  • coordinate with the project supervisor to discuss field related activities
  • collect nasal swab and biopsy samples
  • maintain all the project data in proper manner
  • follow and ensure field implementation of project related SOPs and guidelines as defined in the research project.


You should have:
  • a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BScN) or a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Social Sciences
  • at least one year of relevant experience, preferably having experience in mortality study
  • good interpersonal skills, particularly communication skills
  • good command over the use of computer applications, particularly MS Office
  • resilience and ability to cope-up with work pressure and meet stringent timelines
  • willingness to work in community setting and travel to 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 for in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Applications should be submitted latest by September 30, 2020