Senior Research Assistant, Cohort Study, Institute for Global Health and Development


Aga Khan University


Karachi, Pakistan


The Aga Khan University’s Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) was established in the year 2020 to serve as a University-wide entity for providing a unique platform for facilitating strategic engagements and partnerships between AKU, University of Central Asia and the wider Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). IGHD aims to address global health and environmental challenges by creating a multi-disciplinary support system and infrastructure, whereby researchers across campuses and regions can collaborate and contribute.

The IGHD works across four thematic areas, including Sustainable Development Goals (including Broad Social Determinants of Health); Gender Equity and Empowerment; Climate Change, Urban Development, and Health, and; Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition.


You will be responsible to:
  • conduct interviews individually and write up detailed notes on interviews and observation visits
  • manage field work process to ensure effective use of time
  • facilitate meetings among the research team and junior research staff
  • train junior staff in research/interviewing skills and proper data collection
  • visit different household in the communities to ensure the successful completion of data collection including QC
  • liaise with admin for logistic arrangements
  • raise wider community awareness as per the project guidelines
  • perform any other task as assigned by the Supervisor.


You should have:
  • a graduation in relevant field from an HEC recognised or reputable foreign university/institution
  • at least one year of related work experience
  • ability to give oral instructions/information to patients and parents in colloquial English and/or Urdu
  • effective communication skills
  • demonstrable professional integrity
  • able to understand and follow instruction
  • ability to speak and understand job related English and Urdu. 
  • basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel).

To Apply

​​Interested candidates should send their detailed CVs by email to human.resources@aku.edu. Please mark the subject with position number "10047001".

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Applications should be submitted latest by December 7, 2022