Clinical Research Monitor (JD-0323-014)

PositionClinical Research Monitor
Department Clinical Trial Unit (CTU)
LocationThis post is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Travel to hospitals or units around Ho Chi Minh City will be required. Travel within Viet Nam or internationally will be required.
Hours of workFull-time 
TenureInitially for 1 year, including a 2 month probation period, with possibility of extension.
Reporting to Head of CTU/ Vice Head of CTU/ Monitor Team Leader
Vacancy reference JD-0323-014
BackgroundThe Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) is a large-scale clinical and public health research unit, with sites offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam, Jakarta in Indonesia and Kathmandu in Nepal. In Vietnam, 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. OUCRU Nepal has partnerships with the Patan Academy of Health Sciences and Patan Hospital, and OUCRU Indonesia exists in partnership with the University of Indonesia. As a Wellcome Trust Africa Asia Programme, we have received considerable support from the Wellcome Trust since our establishment in 1991.OUCRU’s vision is to have local, regional and global impact on health by leading a locally driven research programme on infectious diseases in Southeast Asia. Priority is given to health issues important to the hospitals where we work, and to the countries as a whole where we operate: Vietnam, Indonesia and Nepal. All work is intended not only to benefit the patients seen daily at our host hospitals, but also to help improve patient care.OUCRU employs approximately 320 people across Viet Nam and has an average annual budget of USD 12mil.Please see more information on OUCRU Website:
Job summaryThe recent, impressive growth in clinical trials capacity and opportunity needs to be matched with trained and qualified quality assurance officer to ensure efficient and high quality research operations in line with international standards. The Monitor will perform clinical trials monitoring in compliance with the guidelines of Good Clinical Practice from the International Conference on Harmonization, the Medical Research Council-UK, the Viet Nam Ministry of Health or other local regulatory authorities in addition to developing and maintaining quality assurance systems in study processes including laboratory, data management and drug management processes. The post holder will contribute to the continued growth and development of the CTU team and collaborating research units internationally.
Key responsibilities and tasksThe post holder will report to the OUCRU-VN Head of CTU/ Vice Head of CTU/ Monitor Team Leader and will be responsible for (but is not limited to) the following tasks:
1. Implement the monitoring plan by arranging visits with the study site based on study progress.
2. Work with study coordinator to conduct monitoring visits to verify compliance of study conduct with the required guidelines and study plans including (but not limit to):
– Confirm that the site has adequate qualifications and resources to start the study
– Ensure all study staff at the site has a clear and accurate understanding of how the study is to be conducted
– Review study documents to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and quality standards.
– Ensure maintenance of essential documentsVerify that each participant or their representative has given informed consent to participate in the study
– Verify participant eligibility
– Confirm accuracy and completeness of source documents and CRFs
– Verify the reporting of safety events and protocol non-compliance
– Verify investigational product records and inventory
– Train site staff on Good Clinical Practice guidelines, the study protocol and study procedures
– Meet with study staff to explain findings and support staff to correct non-compliance
– Write monitoring reports to summarize findings at a site
– Help to maintain the clinical trials unit quality assurance systems.
– Support to review study SOPs at the set-up
– Maintain an up-to-date understanding of trials conducted by OUCRU-VN.
– Attend career training to improve skills and update relevant knowledge.
– Translate study documents (Vietnamese – English – Vietnamese)Other tasks as required.
Selection criteriaEssential:
Degree in Science, Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or related field.
Experience in conduct, coordinating, monitoring or quality assuring of clinical research
Proven oral and written presentation skills.
Excellent diplomatic communication and interpersonal skills.
High level of organizational and record keeping skills.
Excellent Vietnamese and English language skills.
Understanding of ICH-GCP guidelines, local and international regulations on clinical research.
Self-starter, detail-oriented, good time management, problem solver, flexible and adaptable, self-confident
Willing to travel within Viet Nam and abroad.

Experience working as a clinical research monitorScientific and/or clinical knowledge needed to monitor the trial adequately
Benefits Contracted salary: Negotiate (depending on actual experience and education).
Optional insurance: In-patient and out-patient medical coverage; Personal accident insurance coverage
Two-month 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
Tel: 39237954
* We thanks all applicants, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Contact person Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Phuc 
Deadline for submission 15th April 2023
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