Senior Research Assistant Jobs in Karachi at Aga Khan University

Title: Senior Research Assistant

Company: Aga Khan University

Location: Karachi

Job Type: Full Time


The Outreach and Research Programme of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health has more than fifteen 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 carrying out a randomized controlled trial “Lactoferrin Evaluation in Anemia in Pregnancy (LEAP1)” study, which will compare the effects of treatment with standard oral Iron Sulphate (FeSO4) versus bovine Lactoferrin (bLF) on Iron Deficiency Anemia of Pregnancy (IDAP).


You will be responsible to:

independently conduct interviews 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 teams and train research staff on research, interviewing and proper data collection skills

liaise with administration team for field work-related logistics

follow and ensure field implementation of project related SOPs and guidelines as defined in the research project.


You should have:

a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Social Sciences

at least one year of relevant experience

basic research and 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 be based in Karachi

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