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Research Fellow

Project title

Centre for Improving Mental and Physical Health Together (IMPACT)

Job Summary   

Title of position: Research Fellow

Expected salary: 150 – 200K

Hours of work:  Full-time (40 hours per week)

Duration of Post: 1-year contract, renewable up to 3 years.

Probation Period: 6 months

Leave Entitlements: As per the HR policy of the contracting institution

Contracting Institution: The Initiative

Based at: 1) SINA Health Education & Welfare Trust Hospital, Karachi and 2) The Aga Khan University, Karachi

Person specification

Essential / Desirable


First degree in a relevant subject area (health-related or social sciences) Essential
Masters in relevant area (health-related or social sciences) Essential
A completed or ongoing PhD in a relevant field (health-related or social sciences) Desirable


Knowledge of applied health research methods relevant to both mental and physical health Essential
Knowledge of common mental disorders Desirable
Knowledge of non-communicable diseases Desirable

Skills, abilities, and competencies

Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media Essential
Ability to conduct research with patients, carers, and healthcare staff Essential
Ability to accept, give and build on feedback for personal development Essential
Ability to write up research work for publication and engage in public dissemination with the assistance of a mentor if required Essential
Ability to develop healthcare research objectives, projects, and proposals with the assistance of a mentor if required Essential
Competency to make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events Essential
Competency to conduct individual and collaborative research projects Essential
Ability to identify sources of funding and contribute to the process of securing funds, with collaborators if required Desirable
Ability to contribute to the writing of research grant applications if required Desirable


Experience in carrying out both independent and collaborative research Essential
Experience in writing up research work for publication Essential
Experience in conducting research with patients, carers, or healthcare staff Essential
Experience in a relevant health area such as mental health Desirable
Experience with behavioural lifestyle interventions Desirable

Personal attributes

Commitment to high quality Essential
Collaborative ethos Essential
Interest in and enthusiasm for the subject matter of the project(s) Essential
Positive attitude to colleagues and others involved in project in any capacity Essential
Willingness to work proactively with colleagues in other work areas/institutions Essential
Ability to plan and prioritise own work to meet deadlines Essential
Commitment to personal development and updating of knowledge and skills Essential
Willingness to respect equality & diversity Essential
Ability to accept, give and build on feedback for personal development Essential

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