Project Manager (JD-0921-026)



Project Manager


Tuberculosis Group


This post is based in OUCRU Ho Chi Minh City.

Hours of work



This is a 1 year contracted position with possibility of extension to 5 years

Reporting to

Head of Tuberculosis Group

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 main focus of work is in COVID-19, Dengue, Infections of the Central Nervous System, Influenza, Malaria, Tetanus, Influenza, HIV and Tuberculosis (TB). The TB group’s major research interests are improving TB diagnosis and treatment by carrying out clinical trials of new diagnostic tests and therapeutic approaches. We also aim to understand how genetic variations in both host and pathogen influence disease presentations, treatment responses and outcomes.

Please see more information on the OUCRU Website:

Job summary

The post holder primary role will be as a Project manager for a large project – UNITE4TB – funded by the European Union. This is a 7 year project which started in June 2021 that will conduct innovative phase 2 trials in Vietnam that will develop new drugs and regimens for tuberuculosis. The post-holder will work closely with a senior clinical project leader (Dr Le Hong Van) to help deliver the project. The post holder will also assist with the delivery of other NIH-funded projects (INTERCEPT, ULTIMATE, ENDxTB and TBRU) that aim to find novel pathways and molecules for the treatment of tuberculous meningitis, improve TB diagnosis and undestand TB pathogenesis

The post holder will work directly with the Head of TB Group and other members in the TB group, also with other groups or departments in OUCRU, EOCRU and University of Oxford to support to manage these projects. The post holder will also organise activities, such as conference calls, meetings, audits, in the group and with local and international collaborators.

Key responsibilities and tasks

  • The post holder will work closely with members of the TB group and other members of OUCRU to implement the above projects. This will involve liasing with team members face-to-face, or by email/social media
  • Coordinating/making travel arrangements (with assistance of OUCRU travel team) – including arranging permissions, visas etc for foreign visitors
  • Providing detailed and real-time budgetary reports to PIs (with assistance of finance team)
  • Day-to-day logistics for clinical trial set up and implementation (eg ethics, hospital payments, IT systems) with close coordination of colleagues in OURCU CTU
  • Overseeing progress of clinical studies and liasing with clinical trials unit staff
  • Organising meetings
  • Co-ordinating and arranging regular communications between team members, recording and writing up these meetings
  • Ensuring the projects are carried out in compliance with OUCRU and Oxford policies (Information Communications Technologies, data management) and that team members are also compliant
  • Other duties which may be assigned from time to time, for example covering some study duties

Selection criteria


  • Degree in a relevant discipline
  • Management experience
  • High level of English language proficiency and fluent Vietnamese

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in logisitics
  • Experience in hospital or clinical management


  • Well developed troubleshooting capacity and clarity of thought
  • Strong organisation skills with the ability to prioritise workloads and work within tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in an international team environment using modern communication tools (skype; dropbox etc.)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
  • Team worker, able to work in a multi-cultural environment and with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Understanding of academia, research or not-for-profit working environment


  • Contracted salary: Negotiated (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 Labor 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 thank all applicants for their interest but only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Contact person

Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Phuc

Deadline for submission

1st Oct 2021