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The Centre of Tropical Medicine and Global Health is a collection of research groups within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, who are permanently based in Africa and Asia. Our research ranges from clinical studies to behavioural sciences, with capacity building integral to all of our activities. Tropical Medicine and Global Health recruits for a number of research and professional support roles. Scroll down the page to see the current job vacancies by location.

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In Oxford:

Tropical Medicine and Global Health at Oxford

MSc Programme Director

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, NDM Research Building, Old Road Campus, Oxford

Grade 10: £51,702 - £65,454 p.a.

The Centre for Tropical Medicine is in the process of establishing an MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine. The course is subject to University approval therefore this role is fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance to support the setup phase of the MSc. Should the course be successfully approved by the University it is anticipated that the role will be extended. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a world leading centre to develop an internationally renowned MSc programme.

We are looking for a Programme Director who will take the lead on both the curriculum aspects of the programme and its organisational aspects including line managing the MSc Administration team. In addition, the postholder will be expected to lead their own independent programme of research to include managing the strategic development and running of their own research group. The successful candidate should be a recognised authority in their chosen field of research and be able to demonstrate a track record in attracting external, peer reviewed research funding.

You will have a PhD and significant experience in international health, including but not limited to research. Interest and extensive experience in teaching at HE Level with an in depth knowledge of one or more major international health organisations are essential.

This post is available for 1 year in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 29 October 2014 will be considered.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Human Host Genetics and Avian Influenza

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, NDM Research Building, Old Road Campus, Oxford
Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

We are conducting a study with colleagues in Indonesia of host genetic susceptibility to avian influenza A/H5N1. The key objective of this study is to gather further data to test genotype-phenotype associations observed in Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai populations.

We are seeking a postdoctoral research scientist to coordinate this study of host genetic susceptibility to highly pathogenic avian influenza A/H5N1. You will be responsible for coordinating with our Indonesian partner and collaborators at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre to develop and implement the protocol. This will include protocol and research agreement development, direct supervision of laboratory work and data management in Indonesia, and the analysis and write-up of results.

The successful candidate will have A PhD or equivalent in molecular/cell biology or genetics with extensive experience of standard molecular biology techniques including DNA extraction and purification and PCR analysis. You will be highly motivated and able to work on your own initiative with excellent organisational and diplomatic skills.

Willingness to travel internationally is essential.

This post is fixed-term for 1 year.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Friday 24 October 2014 will be considered.

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In Laos:

Lao PDR

No current vacancies

In Thailand:

Thailand - MORU          Thailand - SMRU

Head of Laboratory

Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok, Thailand
Grade 9 : £44,620 - £51,702 p.a.

Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) is a well established and highly productive research collaboration between the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, the University of Oxford, and the Wellcome Trust (UK). The unit is recognised as a world leader in tropical medicine research. Our main research interests are the epidemiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology and treatment of infectious diseases throughout this populous region.

The department of Clinical Pharmacology located at the Mahidol University in Bangkok is widely recognised as one of the best in the world for the quantification of antimalarial and anti-influenza drugs in biological samples. This research is used to improve treatment regimens, and has had a major influence on the currently recommended treatment regimens for malaria and influenza.

We are looking for an experienced scientist to lead the laboratory and bioanalytical work within the pharmacology department ensuring that the current high levels of quality research output are maintained.

You will have a PhD in analytical chemistry or a bioanalytical related subject with extensive post-doc experience in bioanalytical drug measurement. Experience of working in Asia is desirable.

This post is fixed-term until 30 September 2017 in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 29 October 2014 will be considered.

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In Viet Nam:

Viet Nam

No current vacancies

In Kenya:

Kenya (Kilifi)          Kenya (Nairobi)

No current vacancies