Research Associate: COVID Registry

Sep 26, 2020
Oct 02, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
AKU's institutional COVID-19 research extends across multiple fields including Basic Sciences, Clinical, and Translational. A registry on COVID-19 patients admitted to AKU requiring medical/surgical and/or intensive care has been established to maintain comprehensive patient records and facilitate interdisciplinary research. Registry data will be used for clinical outcomes and quality of life research, and will be linked with the SARS-CoV-2 biorepository maintained by the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at AKU to facilitate translational research.


You will be responsible for:
  • assisting the COVID-19 Registry research team in testing and refining research tools
  • coordinating communication between the research team and other stakeholders for data collection
  • telephonic follow-up of patients, taking verbal consent and filling of QOL questionnaire
  • assisting the research team in writing research reports
  • maintaining accurate records, questionnaires and safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects
  • assisting in analysing quantitative data
  • collating and analysing complex data
  • summarising completed protocols and studies; writing scientific articles and manuscripts for publications and presentations
  • monitoring progress of research projects and coordinating information between various sections of the Institution.
  • ensuring smooth and efficient day-to-day operations of data collection activities
  • monitoring and collaborating research activities
  • maintaining data quality control, conducting data management and data analysis as per study objectives
  • assisting in preparing manuscripts and abstracts for publications and presentations as required by investigators, administrators and funding agencies.


You should have:
  • a bachelor's degree in a basic or health science from a well-reputed local or international university
  • one to two years' of related work and comparable experience at a reputable and relevant organisation.
  • one year of clinical and/or clinical research experience at AKU will be preferred
  • understanding of evidence synthesis
  • experience in monitoring and evaluation will be preferred
  • experience with softwares such as REDCap, Microsoft Excel, SPSS
  • the ability to demonstrate sound judgment in managing challenging and sensitive situations
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Urdu
  • strong organisational, project management, planning and problem solving skills
  • excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders.