Project Coordinator (JD-0720-011)



Project Coordinator


Tuberculosis group


This position is based in Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam. Travel around 16 District TB Units in Ho Chi Minh City at least once a month.

Hours of work

37.5 hours per week.


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

Reporting to

Head of TB 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 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

The successful candidate will work with the District TB Units and will be responsible for control and organization of the master database to ensure all collected data are entered accurately and accessible to investigators, creating queries and reports. There will be opportunities for the candidate to receive additional academic and non-academic training, provided they meet unit requirements.

Key responsibilities and tasks

  • Understand the protocol and provide training for investigators in DTUs and PNT hospital on conducting the study
  • Coordinate all regulatory, logistical, training and reporting tasks associated with the study
  • Liaise with study team face-to-face, or by email/social media
  • Follow up the contracts with all study sites according to the project agreements
  • Provide detailed and real-time budgetary reports to PIs (with assistance of finance team)
  • Manage logistics for study set up and implementation (eg ethics, payments, IT systems)
  • Oversee progress of study and liaise with DTUs
  • Coordinate and arrange regular communications between team members, recording and writing minutes of these meetings
  • Ensure the project is carried out in compliance with OUCRU and Oxford policies (et ICT, data management) and that team members are also compliant
  • Track study progress and identify problems. Report to PIs as required
  • Organize and participate in group meetings to share experience and contribute to the knowledge of others in the team.
  • Attend career training to improve skills and update relevant knowledge

Selection criteria


  • Degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, Science, Public Health or a related field
  • Excellence in computer skills, particularly MS Office: Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Strong diplomatic skills, excellent communication
  • Proven oral and written presentation skills
  • High level of organizational and record keeping skills
  • Interest in clinical research


  • Good English language skills
  • Good at working in a team, but able to take initiative when required. Must be organized and able to demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Applicants should have clinical care experience


  • 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 Email:

* We thank all candidates for their interest but only short-listed applicants will be notified for interview.

Contact person

Ms. Nguyễn Thị Hồng Phúc

Deadline for submission

30th July 2020