Study Doctor (JD-0319-004) (Viral Hepatitis Project)


Study Doctor


Viral Hepatitis Project/ Central Nervous System (CNS) Group


This post is based at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. This is a full-time job which may include travel within 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

Head of CNS Group – Professor Jeremy Day

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.

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.

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 Hepatitis C.

Key responsibilities and tasks

Selection criteria




  • A Vietnamese medical doctor trained in internal medicine. Specialization in infectious diseases is an advantage
  • Have practicing certificate issued by Vietnamese authority
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in a Ho Chi Minh City government hospital
  • Competent in basic medical procedures including history and examination, electrocardiogram interpretation and fundoscopy. Excellent skills in communication and patient care. Able to form a good rapport with patients from all backgrounds
  • Ability to work closely with other study staff and hospital collaborators
  • Good attention to detail in following protocols and keeping records
  • Interest in clinical and/or epidemiological research
  • Willing to travel within country and abroad
  • A good command of English



  • Prior experience in clinical research
  • Clinical Research Experience and preferably a Master degree or at least level 1 subspecialty training
  • Experience in the management of patients with Hepatitis C. 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

27th June 2019