Senior Research Assistant - Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Sep 08, 2019
Sep 15, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Senior Research Assistant

Department: Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Entity: Medical College

Location: Karachi, Pakistan


The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences strives to achieve excellence in both teaching and research. The development and expansion of educational and thematic research programmes in innovative and relevant basic and applied research will take AKU to the next level on the international scene while benefitting specific health care needs of Pakistan.

The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences invites applications for the position of Senior Research Assistant to work on a Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan sponsored research project aimed at investigating the role of natural products on neuropsychological deficits. The study will involve OPD patients visiting AKU clinics.

This is a contractual position for a period of two (2) years.


You will be responsible for:
  • Providing assistance to the Principal Investigator in planning, managing and conducting the research project by determining theoretical aspects of the problem and selecting method of approach
  • Recruitment of study subjects; collecting clinical samples from AKUH and other healthcare facilities
  • Tabulating and correlating data compiled in research and interpreting the results
  • Conducting experiments, devising instruments and techniques to record and collect test results
  • Preparing a write up of results, manuscripts of paper, presentation and research proposals
  • Providing assistance to students and lab staff in setting up and conducting laboratory sessions.


You should have:
  • A BSc or equivalent degree in Biological Sciences (Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, etc.) preferably with enrollment in MS/MPhil from an HEC recognized or reputable foreign university/institution with interest in medical research
  • Relevant work experience
  • Working knowledge in basic sciences with skills in laboratory techniques
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to multi task several projects and work in fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

To Apply

Please mark the subject with position number "10000121".

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Applications should be submitted latest by September 15, 2019

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