Research Associate - School of Nursing and Midwifery

Expiring today

Oct 18, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Established in 1980, Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU-SONAM) has the honour of being the founding academic entity of the University and a benchmark for nursing education in Pakistan. The School is committed to excellence in the fields of nursing education, research, practice, and administration, in line with the University's vision and values. It caters to students not only from Pakistan, but across the world.

AKU SONAM is conducting a project named SM-ART Safe Motherhood Accessible Resilience Training. The objective of this project is to develop contextual-based intervention and evaluate the effectiveness of SM-ART intervention in improving resilience, marital harmony and decreasing depression and pregnancy related anxiety in a sample of pregnant women living in low socioeconomic urban areas of Karachi, Pakistan.

This is a grant-funded position for a period of six months.


You will be responsible for:
  • counseling and recruiting participants during the Phase II (intervention) at the field site
  • ensuring participant's confidentiality and providing them immediate help or counseling when needed
  • providing assistance to the research team in order to build resources for intervention
  • visiting field site on regular basis to recruit participants and/or supervise intervention
  • providing assistance to Principal Investigator (PI) in planning, preparation and conducting training for midwives as per protocols and guidelines of study
  • providing assistance to the research team in data collection during Phase II
  • ensuring intervention is executed as per the protocol and guidelines of the study
  • providing assistance in data management of Phase II under PI supervision.


You should have:
  • a Bachelors degree in Psychology from an HEC recognised or reputable foreign university/institution. Masters degree in Clinical Psychology will be an added advantage
  • minimum two years' of relevant experience
  • excellent communication and interviewing skills
  • good English language competency (written and oral)
  • well-organised and punctual
  • good research skills
  • good report writing skills
  • ability to work well under pressure, multitask, manage time and prioritise tasks.

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