Research Nurse (2 positions) (JD-0520-008)


Research Nurse (2 positions)


Emerging Infections and Dengue group


This post is based in Ho Chi Minh City

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

Study Doctor and Study Coordinator

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.

Please see more information on OUCRU Website:

Job summary

These staff members will joins dynamic research groups running clinical research into dengue and emerging Infection. This position will be based at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, under supervision of the study doctor and study manager. The main work will be to support the study doctor to enroll, monitor children and adult patients with dengue and septic shock.

  • One nurse will work for Emerging Infections Group with interest in intensive care unit (ICU) and ICU rehabilitation.
  • The other nurse will work on dengue and a prophylaxis trial in healthcare workers at HTD and Cu Chi.

Key responsibilities and tasks

  1. Understand the study protocols.
  2. Prepare all study supplies and documents required for the study.
  3. Support clinicians in recruiting and monitor patients.
  4. Support clinicians in completing the case report forms (CRFs)
  5. Ensure that study specific samples are collected, processed and transferred to the OUCRU.
  6. Prepare study supplies and documents required for follow-up visits.
  7. Photocopy study documents as required.
  8. Maintain good communication with collaborating hospital staff, ensure participants’ wellbeing, compliance with study protocols and quality of clinical data.
  9. Other tasks as required

Selection criteria


  • Nursing diploma
  • ≥ 2 year experience in a Ho Chi Minh City government hospital
  • Excellent written and spoken Vietnamese
  • Ability to work closely with other study staff and hospital collaborators
  • Good attention to detail in following protocols and keeping records
  • Basic computer skills, particularly MS Office: Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Basic English listening and reading skill.


  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • interest in Intensive care unit (ICU) and ICU rehabilitation


  • 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 each 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 for their interests but only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Contact person

Ms. Nguyễn Thị Hồng Phúc

Deadline for submission

3rd June 2020