Medical Assistant (JD-0819-024)



Medical Assistant


Clinical Trial Unit (CTU)


This post is based at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

Hours of work

Full time (37.5 hours per week from Monday to Friday)


Initially for one year, including a 2 month probation period, with possibility of extension.

Reporting to

Head of Clinical Trials Unit – Evelyne Kestelyn

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, Nepal and Jakarta, Indonesia.  As a Wellcome Trust Programme, we have received considerable support from the Wellcome Trust since our establishment in 1991.

Our ten-year vision is to have local, regional and global impact on health by leading a locally driven research programme on infectious diseases in Southeast Asia. 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.

The core clinical research areas of the Unit are typhoid, dengue, central nervous system infections, malaria, influenza, tuberculosis, and HIV. In addition, the Unit has research groups in bio-statistics and mathematical modelling.

Please see more information on OUCRU Website:

Job summary

You will join a dynamic and supportive research group running clinical and laboratory based descriptive and interventional trials. You will be based at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City. The main focus of your work will be on clinical trials for tuberculous meningitis (TBM).

Key responsibilities and tasks

Selection criteria




  • A candidate with qualification in a relevant medical field
  • Excellent skills in communication. Able to form a good rapport with staff from all backgrounds
  • Ability to work closely with other study staff and hospital collaborators
  • Good attention to detail in following protocols and keeping records, and a thorough approach to data collection
  • Interest in clinical and/or epidemiological research
  • A good command of English & VIETNAMESE



  • Prior experience in clinical research, particularly of data collection
  • Degree, master degree or diploma in a medical field
  • Experience in the management of patients with tuberculosis. Familiarity with computers, including Word and database programs
  • Understanding of academic, research or not-for-profit working environment
  • Able to work with a minimum of supervision


  • 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, a maximum of 30 days
  • 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



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

Contact person

Ms. Nguyễn Thị Hồng Phúc

Deadline for submission

26th August 2019