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 


In Cambodia:

Cambodia- COMRU

No current vacancies


In Thailand:

Thailand - MORU    Thailand - SMRU

No current vacancies


In Viet Nam:

Viet Nam

Head of Biostatistics 

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

Grade 9: £45,066 - £52,219 p.a. with attractive package of overseas benefit 

The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU-VN) is a large-scale clinical and public health research unit with sites in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam and related Units in Kathmandu, Nepal and Jakarta, Indonesia. Through an integrated, long-term research programme, OUCRU-VN aims to have a positive and significant impact on global health and, in particular, on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. 

We are currently looking for a dynamic and motivated Head of Biostatistics to be based at OUCRU-VN in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. The Biostatistics group leads the statistical design and analysis of all major studies including all randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and supports other studies by providing statistical consulting, analysis and training for clinical and laboratory researchers. The group also conducts independent methodological and applied statistical research. 

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Biostatistics, Statistics or a closely related field and post-doctoral work experience. You will have experience in the design, analysis, and reporting of large-scale randomized, multicentre trials within either academia or the pharmaceutical industry. Experience in tropical medicine, infectious disease research and supervising PhD students would be an asset. 

This post is fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance with opportunity to renew. 

If no suitable applicants are identified on Grade 9 an appointment on Grade 8 (£38,896 - £46,414 p.a.) with an appropriate adjustment in the duties may be considered. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 23 May 2016 will be considered. 

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In Kenya:

Kenya (Kilifi)   Kenya (Nairobi)

No current vacancies


In Laos:


Operations Manager

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

Grade 8: £38,896 - £46,414 p.a.

We are looking for a proactive and experienced administrator to take up the position of Operations Manager in our unit in Laos. You will provide leadership and management to the unit and advise the Director and Senior Management Team on all issues relating to the general and financial management, offering an accessible focal point to all members of the unit and fostering a positive work environment. You will lead the support team, ensuring that the principal investigators, research staff and students receive an excellent service in support of their science.

You will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, ideally in business or finance, with a strong track record of administration and business management within an academic led environment. Experience in HR management, research grant costing and grant accounting and significant experience of forecasting and budget management is essential. Previous experience of working in the tropics would be an advantage

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

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 29 April 2016 will be considered.

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