Study Doctor (JDHAN_1222_016)



Study Doctor (JDHAN_1222_016)


This post is based at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hanoi, Viet Nam.

Hours of work

Full time


Contract for one year on completion of 2-month probation with possibility for extension.

Reporting to

Hanoi Office Director

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, and Jakarta.  As a Wellcome Trust Major Overseas 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.

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 summary

You will join a couple of exciting new studies, one investigating new diagnostics for Talaromyces marneffei and other opportunistic infections in HIV-infected patients, the other investigating treatment strategies for this infection in patients infected with HIV. These projects will collaborate with three major HIV treatment centers in northern and southern Vietnam. We seek for a Study Doctors, based at OUCRU Hanoi at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, you will visit Hai Phong and potential other provinces if the study sites are expanding. At OUCRU, you will have the opportunity to develop yourself academically, and you are encouraged to compete for a clinical scientist PhD training fellowship at OUCRU or at Hanoi Medical University.


Key responsibilities and tasks

Selection criteria


  • Medical degree
  • ³1
    years clinical experience in a Ha Noi government hospital
  • Clinical research experience and preferably a Master degree or at least orientation training on infectious diseases
  • Excellent skills in communication and patient care
  • 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


  • Excellent Vietnamese and English language skills
  • Prior experience in clinical research, particularly in HIV area
  • Familiarity with database programs
  • Understanding of academic, research or not-for-profit working environment;
  • Able to work with a minimum of supervision

Working conditions

This is a full-time job which includes frequent travels within Hanoi and northern provinces Viet Nam and internationally.


  • 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 by email to

* The cover letter should detail:

– What part of your education, training or employment history has best equipped you for this position and why you would be a good candidate?

– Contacts of two referees who are your latest HR/ line manager and can provide details of relevant work experience and attitude


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

Contact person

Ms. Pham Thi Thanh Hoa

Deadline for submission

30th December 2022