Data Assistant (JD-0619-014)



Data Assistant


Clinical Trials Unit


Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Hours of work

Full-time. Working hours are 37.5 hours per week.


This is a fixed term contracted position.

Reporting to

CTU Data Team Leader

Vacancy reference



The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) is a large-scale clinical and public health research unit based in Viet Nam. We are hosted by the Hospital of Tropical Diseases (HTD) in Ho Chi Minh City, and the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (NHTD) in Hanoi. We also have sister units in Kathmandu, Jakarta and Shantou.  As a Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme, we have received considerable support from the Wellcome Trust since our establishment in 1991.

OUCRU aims to have a positive and significant impact on global health and, in particular, the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. This is being achieved via an integrated long-term research programme, contributions to training, the scientific literature, national and international meetings and membership of national and international committees. Priority is given to health issues important to the hospitals, and to Viet Nam as a whole. All work is intended not only to benefit the patients seen daily at our host hospitals, but also to help improve patient care throughout Viet Nam and the region.

Please see more information on OUCRU Website:

Job summary

The recent, impressive growth in clinical trials capacity and opportunity needs to be matched with a trained and qualified data assistant to ensure efficient and accurate data entry and verification of OUCRU study data in line with international standards. The data assistant will enter and verify research data in an electronic database in compliance with the guidelines of Good Clinical Practice from the International Conference on Harmonization, the Medical Research Council-UK, the Viet Nam Ministry of Health or other local regulatory authorities. The post holder will contribute to the continued growth and development of the CTU team and collaborating research units internationally.

Key responsibilities and tasks

  • Receive Case Report Forms. Track the transfer of documents and the progress of data entry on Batch Flow Sheets.
  • Verify the completeness of study data on paper report forms.
  • Identify data that is out of range or that meets defined limits.
  • Enter clinical data from paper/electronic study records to an electronic database.
  • Verify data in paper/electronic records against data in the electronic database.
  • Generate queries of inconsistent data or unusual data points.
  • Create reports of errors and missing data.
  • Other tasks as required.

Selection criteria


  • Fresh graduate, 1-2 year work experience in office environment
  • Team player, organized, patient, dedicated, and disciplined.
  • Excellent written and spoken Vietnamese.
  • Excellence in typing and computer skills, particularly MS Office: Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Intermediate English speaking and reading skills.


  • Experience in data entry, data management or data systems.
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice Guidelines


  • Contracted salary: Negotiable (depending on actual experience and education)
  • Optional insurance: In-patient and out-patient medical coverage; Personal accident insurance coverage
  • Two months’ salary for annual bonus and clothes
  • Annual leave 18 days/year for the first year
  • Other responsibilities and benefits are based on Viet Nam Labour Law.

How to apply

Interested, qualified candidates are invited to send their detailed resume and cover letter in English, including copies of relevant degrees, certificates, either by email or by post to the following address:

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit

Laboratory of Clinical Science

Hospital for Tropical Diseases

764 Vo Van Kiet, Ward 1, District 5, HCMC

Tel: 39237954



* We thanks all applicants but only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Contact person

Ms. Nguyễn Thị Hồng Phúc

Deadline for submission

24th June 2019