Senior Instructor (Research), Institute for Global Health and Development

Aga Khan University
Full time Full day


The Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) is an initiative led by Aga Khan University, dedicated to driving large-scale interdisciplinary research that unites campuses, entities, and faculty across the University, while also establishing vital connections with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)

Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Distinguished University Professor and Founding Director, the Institute takes on the critical mission of addressing the unique challenges in South and Central Asia and East Africa. By fostering collaboration among distinguished scholars and leveraging a dynamic network, IGHD endeavours to make significant strides in global health and development

The Institute for Global Health and Development operates as a hub for interdisciplinary research, deeply committed to confronting pressing global issues such as the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals and the realization of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Through strategic partnerships with AKDN sister agencies and beyond, the Institute leads Aga Khan University's charge in health sciences across Asia and Africa's LMICs (Low and Middle-Income Countries), creating comprehensive cross-sectoral solutions and coordinated programs to surmount the ever-evolving landscape of health-related challenges

The Institute is also honoured to host the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Pakistan (SDSN-PK), a prominent national node of a United Nations global initiative. SDSN-PK champions holistic strategies to implement Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, aligning perfectly with IGHD's overarching mission


As a Senior Instructor (Research) at the Institute for Global Health and Development, you will be responsible for:

  • pioneering and overseeing diverse research initiatives, managing research projects, and actively contributing to the mentorship of junior researchers

  • providing comprehensive research and technical support in crafting compelling grant proposals

  • identifying prospective avenues for research and funding, while adeptly overseeing the administration of current and future research endeavours

  • overseeing data analysis and writing manuscripts for leading journals

  • providing support to all the educational activities of the IGHD.


You should have:

  • a Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, or a related discipline from a recognized and esteemed university or institution. Preference will be given to candidates currently pursuing or having completed a PhD.

  • a minimum of three years' pertinent experience within a respected organization, demonstrating the expertise in the field

  • a strong command of research methodologies and data analysis techniques.

  • proficiency in employing computer applications, particularly pertinent software for data entry and analysis.

  • exceptional interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on effective communication.

  • ability to excel both autonomously and within teams, fostering harmonious relationships in the workplace.

  • proficiency in multitasking, efficient time management, and prioritizing assignments in accordance with deadlines.

  • a willingness to engage in fieldwork, and the flexibility to undertake national and international travel based on project requirements.

To Apply

You should send your detailed CV by email to [email protected] and mention the position number ‘10049644’ in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by September 28, 2023

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