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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 

Unit Administrator - Oxford Portfolio (maternity cover) 

Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM), Oxford 

Grade 7: £30,738 – £37,768 p.a.  

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to take on a varied and stimulating role that covers a diverse and dynamic research project portfolio. Tropical Medicine’s UK Centre has grown dramatically in size over the last 5 years and has several world leading research initiatives based within it. The Unit Administrator (Oxford Portfolio) is responsible for the administration of the Oxford-based research groups, providing them with informed support in costing and preparing grant applications, post-award set-up and on-going research project management and reporting. The postholder will interact with colleagues of all levels in the Centre, University Offices and overseas staff. The role will be a challenging one with substantial opportunities to influence and implement procedural change as well as operate at a senior level within the Centre.

You will have Administrative experience in Higher Education, or a similar field. Excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and have a high level of personal discretion, tact, and judgment, especially when dealing with sensitive and/or confidential material. 

Fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance (maternity cover). 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 4 July 2016 will be considered.

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Data Manager 

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (NDM), Oxford 

Grade 6: £27,328 - £32,600 p.a.  

We are looking for someone to be the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) Data Manager. You will be based in Oxford and work closely with the Data Systems Manager and also the WWARN teams based in Asia, East Africa and West Africa.

You will work to manage, transform and curate clinical, epidemiological, molecular and pharmacology data and will be responsible for ensuring the accurate and complete submission of study datasets and associated documentation involving direct communication with data contributors from around the globe. 

You will have an undergraduate qualification, or equivalent, in a scientific or health related discipline and some experience of data management. A high level of attention to detail and good organisational skills are also required. Experience of working with large databases and experience of data management in a health related field is desirable.

This post is a full-time position. It is available until September 2016 in the first instance.

Only applicants received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 29 June 2016 will be considered.

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Research Grants Officer (maternity cover)

Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (NDM), Headington, Oxford

Grade 6: £27,328 - £32,600 p.a.

The Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health is looking for a Research Grants Portfolio Officer who will join the administrative team. You will be responsible for supporting UK and overseas academic staff in the following:- the preparation of grant applications, post-award grant management, research-related contract management, dealing with sponsors, reporting and audit preparation, budgeting, disseminating relevant information to grant holders and line managing two Research Grants Portfolio Assistants.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent qualification and will have experience of finance or administrative work in a team environment. Excellent communication and writing skills are a must, alongside experience of working with budgets and (following training) the ability to cost and price research using Full Economic Costing methodologies. You should be highly organised as you will manage a varied workload under pressure and meet deadlines. Line management experience and experience in the administration of research grants and contracts is desirable but not essential.

This post is available on a full-time basis and is fixed-term for 12 months maternity cover.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 7 July 2016 will be considered.

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In Cambodia:

Cambodia- COMRU

No current vacancies

 

In Thailand:

Thailand - MORU    Thailand - SMRU 

Research Fellow in Health Economics 

Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok, Thailand 

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.  

We are looking for a Research Fellow in Health Economics to join the Mathematical and Economic Modelling Group in the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit (MORU) in the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. You will have responsibility for carrying out research in the economic evaluation of options for the treatment and clinical management of individuals with Plasmodium vivax malaria. The postholder provides guidance to junior members of the research group including Research Assistants, PhD students, and trainee modellers. 

You will have a postgraduate degree in health economics, public health or similar qualification, together with relevant research experience. You will have sufficient specialist knowledge in the economic evaluation of infectious diseases, including data analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, decision analytic modelling and P vivax malaria. Working towards a doctoral degree in health economics is desirable. 

This post is fixed-term until 31 December 2017 in the first instance. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 1 July 2016 will be considered.

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Researcher 

Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok, Thailand 

Grade 6: £27,328 - £32,600 p.a.  

This is an exciting opportunity for a Researcher to come and work at our MORU Unit - the Wellcome Trust-Mahidol University-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme in Thailand, which conducts research on infectious diseases in tropical countries. You will have responsibility for leading a research project on the entry, replication, and exit of the bacteria Orientia tsutsugamushi in host cells. You will also provide advice and guidance to other team members where appropriate. 

You will have a first degree, together with some relevant experience. Working towards a doctorate in a specialist discipline is also a must. You should possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write text that can be published, present data at conferences, and represent the research group at meetings is essential. You should have the ability to follow and adapt protocols and select appropriate experimental methodologies. Experience of contributing to reports and articles for publication would be highly desirable, along with working on the cell biology of the obligate intracellular human pathogen Orientia tsutsugamushi or other rickettsial species. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 29 June 2016 will be considered.

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In Viet Nam:

Viet Nam 

Senior Clinician Scientist in Clinical Infectious Diseases 

Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Jakarta, Indonesia 

Grade E82: £75,249 - £101,451 p.a. with attractive overseas allowance package.  

The Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Jakarta (EOCRU) was established in 2007 and conducts basic laboratory, field, and clinical research on tropical infections of public health importance in Indonesia, principally malaria, dengue, typhoid, leptospirosis, and tuberculosis. It is hosted by the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology (EIMB) and is part of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit/Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme led from Vietnam. 

In 2014, the University of Oxford and the Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia (FMUI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding creating the Universities of Oxford and Indonesia, Clinical Research Laboratory (OICRL) which is a facility dedicated to supporting collaborative clinical research between the two universities. 

We are now seeking a senior and dynamic consultant-level clinician to lead clinical research in OICRL, based in Jakarta. Under the leadership of the Head of EOCRU, the Senior Clinician Scientist will be responsible for developing the academic strategy and clinical research agenda of the OICRL, in addition, to being responsible for the overall development of the relationship between Oxford University and FMUI including its direction and strategy. 

The successful candidate will be a consultant-level (or equivalent) clinician with a PhD in a relevant field. You will have a proven ability to independently lead and develop a clinical research programme and established success in securing funding through external grant applications. You will have experience of leading a multinational, multi-disciplinary team and managing, mentoring and motivating research and operational staff, as well as some experience of financial management. Expertise in clinical trials involving tropical infectious diseases would be desirable.

This post is fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance with potential for renewal. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 4 July 2016 will be considered.

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In Kenya:

Kenya (Kilifi)   Kenya (Nairobi)

No current vacancies

 

In Laos:

Lao PDR

Senior Clinical Research Fellow/Consultant Medical Microbiologist 

The Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust Research Unit (LOMWRU) Vientiane, Laos 

E82: £75,249 - £101,451 p.a.  

We are looking for an experienced clinical microbiologist to provide leadership, support and advice to the other microbiologists in The Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust Research Unit Vientiane, Laos, Mahosot Microbiology Laboratory, and other partner organisations in Laos. You will undertake your own research and supervise the research of others, develop local capacity through teaching and training, and assist with the microbiology and infectious disease advice service to users of the Mahosot Microbiology Laboratory. 

You will be medically qualified in Medical Microbiology and have extensive experience of working as a Consultant Microbiologist. Substantial experience and contribution to the teaching and supervising of students and experience of managing a research team is essential. 

This post is fixed-term until 30 September 2020 in the first instance. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 4 July 2016 will be considered.

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