Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as the premier national and regional research university, partnering with some of the most recognized names in international Higher Education, including Cambridge University, National University of Singapore, Duke University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University College London, with the objective to build a western-style research university with English as the medium of instruction.

Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (NUSOM) has been developed in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and enrolled the first students in the MD program in August 2015. The School’s vision is to drive excellence in research and education to improve the health and wealth of individuals and population of Kazakhstan, Central Asia and beyond. We are looking for a Director of Simulation Center who will assist in administration of Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) activities and ensure program development and implementation aligns with goals of NUSOM curriculum.  Primary duties include:

  • Manage clinical simulation equipment, assessment tool, for all medical students, participating faculty members, and standardized patients, and troubleshoot CSC AV system and computers as needed.
  • Identify and implement technological improvements as related to student and faculty use of the CSC, including upkeep of curriculum website.
  • Maintain CSC calendar, and spreadsheets recording information regarding all standardized patients and simulation events.

The successful candidate will have an MD, or MD/PhD, or equivalent graduate/professional degree, relevant specialty certification, and demonstrated professional clinical and teaching experience. Excellent communication skills and English fluency are required.

Nazarbayev University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package with free housing (based on rank and family size), relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), health care coverage, and educational allowance for dependent children.

Applicants should forward by email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to Massimo Pignatelli, MD, PhD, NUSOM Dean (, to Olga Levkovich, NUSOM Senior manager (, no later than February 8th, 2019.