Research Assistant (2 Positions) at Aga Khan University (AKU) Programme 2023

The Aga Khan University is a private, autonomous university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service initiatives. Based on the principles of quality, access, impact and relevance, the University has campuses and programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Its facilities include teaching hospitals, Faculties of Health Sciences with Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and Medical Colleges, Institutes for Educational Development, an Examination Board and an Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations.

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 Aga Khan University (AKU) Programme Advert

  • Location: Kenya
  • Company: Aga Khan University (AKU)
  • Closing Date : 3 February. 2023

Job Summary

The successful candidates will support a team of Investigators in undertaking a study aimed at determining common self-harm methods, as well as describing the sociodemographic and clinical profile of patients presenting with self-harm. This includes extraction, storage, and management of data in accordance with the data protection and research policies of Aga Khan University.  This is a 6-months contract.


  • Organize all aspects of data extraction from Medical Records
  • Code extracted data and provided regular reports
  • Ensure that data collection materials and accessories are safeguarded
  • Track and maintain relevant systems to ensure study timelines are met
  • These are initial responsibilities and deliverables may evolve during study implementation hence other related responsibilities may be assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant health discipline, Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Nursing, Social work or equivalent.
  • At least one years’ experience in research data collection/extraction preferably in university/research Institution setting
  • Educational or experiential knowledge of data cleaning and analysis
  • Knowledge and skills of handling quantitative and qualitative data including Medical Records
  • Certificate in Protection of Human Research Subjects and Good Clinical Practice will be an added advantage
  • Excellent inter-personal relationship with ability to work well with colleagues and full spectrum of academic staff from trainees to senior faculty members and researchers, located in different geographic zones

How to Apply the Aga Khan University (AKU)

Submit your CV, names of three referees, copies of relevant documents and Application to
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

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