Senior Research Assistant (Action Trial III), Paediatrics & Child Health


Aga Khan University


Karachi, Pakistan


Aga Khan University, chartered in 1983 as Pakistan's first private international university, is committed to the provision of education, research, and health care of international standard relevant to Pakistan and the region.

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.

Candidate is required for AKMCC, Kharadar, Garden and Lyari Hospital with the willingness to work in morning, evening and night shift.

This is a short term contractual position.


You will be responsible to:

  • monitor, clinically examine and follow study newborns and provide support in their clinical care in collaboration with hospital staff
  • assist the physician in adequate airway management to include oxygen therapy, nebulization and suctioning including mechanical ventilation and CPAP based on physician orders
  • provide safe environment for patients through adherence to infection control practices and other safety policies
  • perform timely safety checks on incubators, IV pumps, oxygen source, ventilators, cardiac monitors and glucometers
  • care for equipment through proper cleaning, storage, per shift check of the inventory and timely administration of study treatment through intramuscular route following safe injection practices to enrolled pregnant females
  • keep good liaison and healthy working relationships with on duty doctors/hospital staff and management and follow hospital rules and regulation
  • participate in unit based nursing education, quality improvement sessions, audits, spot checks and skill checks
  • do multiple shifts duties (morning, evening, and nights) and remain flexible in working at all AKU secondary hospitals.


You should have:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in Midwifery or RN/BSCN 
  • relevant work experience in neonatology and obstetric care
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • the ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • the resilience and ability to cope under pressure.

To Apply

You should send your detailed CV by email  to human.resources@aku.edu and mention the “Action Trial III 10700000”  for in the subject line. 

Applications should be submitted latest by January 31, 2023