Research Associate - Centre for Patient Safety

Oct 18, 2020
Nov 16, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Clinical and Translational Research Incubator (CITRIC) at the Medical College, Aga Khan University, has been established to transform research by creating a centralized space to incubate clinical and translational research projects, enabling them to become large extramurally funded programmes with significant national and international impact. The projects at CITRIC will have a high impact on the populations that AKU serves, will be of highest peer-reviewed reproducible quality, will provide access to research resources, and will be contextually aligned with the local needs. CITRIC also houses the Dean's Clinical Research Fellowship (DCRF) programme along with various research centres, including but not limited to, the Centre for Trauma and Emergencies, Centre for Patient Safety and Centre for Global Surgical Care.

The Centre for Patient Safety (CPS), CITRIC at Aga Khan University, Medical College, will be a new multi-disciplinary research, teaching, learning, and advocacy Centre, with a mandate to investigate the conditions affecting patient care and promote systemic patient safety, identify medical errors, and help develop and implement strategies to prevent patient harm in developing countries.


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Centre for Patient Safety, you will be responsible for:
  • assisting the research team at the Centre in piloting, testing and refining research tools
  • coordinating communication between the research team at the Centre and other stakeholders for data collection
  • collecting data from respondents by using a full-range of qualitative and quantitative research techniques
  • assisting the CPS research team in writing reports
  • utilising Quality and Patient Safety resources for developing Patient Safety courses
  • planning, organising and conducting patient safety courses in liaison with the CPS team
  • assisting in analysing quantitative and quantitative data, collating and analysing complex data
  • summarising completed protocols and studies; writing scientific articles and manuscripts for publication and presentation
  • monitoring progress of research projects and coordinating information between various sections of the institution
  • monitoring and collaborating research activities and ensuring smooth and efficient day-to-day operations of data collection 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:
  • Bachelor's degree in Medicine or Nursing from a well-reputed university
  • two to three years of related work and comparable experience at a reputable and relevant organisation, experience in quality and patient safety will be preferred
  • understanding of evidence synthesis and systemic reviews
  • 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.
  • demonstrated interest in healthcare Quality and Patient Safety is a plus.

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