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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   

Communications Officer 

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM), NDMRB, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford 

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.  

This is an exciting opportunity for a Communications Officer to join the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) team. Effective and transparent communications are critical to delivering IDDO’s goals, and to encouraging and securing engagement from a range of stakeholders. You will help to ensure that different target audiences have a clear understanding of IDDO’s role in generating reliable evidence and innovative resources that enable research-driven responses to the major challenges of neglected and emerging infections. You will be responsible for collecting, preparing and updating content and materials for IDDO’s digital platforms, including the IDDO website and social media. 

The successful candidate will have a university degree or equivalent in communications, marketing, public health or a health-related scientific subject and evidence of commitment to continuing professional development. You will have demonstrable experience working in the field of communications along with proven success working with different communication channels. You will have the ability to write accurate and engaging copy in English, and for different audiences. The ability to understand and interpret complex research and scientific projects is essential in this role. Experience of working in an international communications environment and a professional qualification in communications, digital media or a related subject would be desirable. 

This post is available on a full-time basis, fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance. 

An appointment at Grade 6 (£27,629 - £32,958 p.a.) may be made according to experience and with an appropriate adjustment of duties. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 10 November 2017 will be considered. 

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

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Mobile and VR Application Developer 

Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Peter Medawar Building, South Parks Road, Oxford 

Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.   

This is an exciting and challenging new position for an experienced mobile and VR application developer to work on an innovative training platform for healthcare workers in low-income settings called LIFE (Life-Saving Instruction for Emergencies). You will be working with an international team based in the UK, USA, Kenya and Nigeria to develop immersive mobile and VR medical training simulations using the Unreal Engine game development engine, 3D Studio, and iOS, Android and VR development environments. 

As the Mobile and VR Application Developer, you will have a degree or other relevant professional qualification. You will have experience of programming in Unreal Engine and 3D Studio, as well as mobile application development (iOS and Android). You will have the ability to work independently and to collaborate as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Experience of working on medical research projects would be highly desired but not essential. 

This position is available on a full-time basis and is fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 13 November 2017 will be considered. 

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

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In Cambodia:

Cambodia- COMRU

No current vacancies

 

In Thailand:

Thailand - MORU  

No current vacancies

 

In Viet Nam:

Viet Nam  

Postdoctoral Researcher – Molecular Microbiologist 

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.  

We are looking for a Molecular Microbiologist to join the Emerging Infections team at OUCRU-VN and will be based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. There is a requirement within OUCRU to enhance our molecular microbiology skills and capacity, especially as they relate to the use of whole genome sequencing and metagenomics analysis to diagnose and track old and new infectious agents. You will be expected to support OUCRU and their hosts, the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD), in the development of new diagnostic approaches for infectious disease. 

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil in molecular microbiology or related discipline and will have experience of molecular diagnostic development in a clinical or public health setting. You will have practice working on collaborative research projects with clinicians and knowledge of pathogen whole genome sequencing and metagenomics analysis. Experience of working in Southeast Asia is highly desired, but experience of working in a resource-limited country is essential. 

This post is available on a fixed-term basis for 2 years.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 13 November 2017 will be considered. 

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

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Postdoctoral researcher - Bioinformatician 

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (NDM), Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

Grade 8: £39,992 - £47,722 p.a.  

We are looking for a Bioinformatician who will join the Biostatistics and Mathematical Modelling team at OUCRU-VN and will be based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. You would be expected to lead the development of bioinformatics, in particular the organisation and analysis of large-scale sequencing data and other large data sets. You will have operational responsibility to coordinate the management of the new open stack server. You will be a lead decision-maker across the network in this area of highly technical expertise. A key part of the role will consist of training local bioinformaticians across the OUCRU Network. 

The Bioinformatician will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil and will have proven post-doctoral experience in bioinformatics. You will have experience in developing bioinformatics pipelines and databases and will be fluent in Python, PostgreSQL and Linux/High Performance. You should have experience of supervising MSc or PhD students. Experience of working in Southeast Asia would be highly desired, however, experience of working in a resource-limited country is essential. 

This post is available on a fixed-term basis for 2 years. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 13 November 2017 will be considered. 

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

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Researcher in Ethical and Social Implications of Clinical Research in South East Asia 

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health,Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)   

We are looking for a Researcher in Ethical and Social Implications of Clinical Research, to join the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) team. Based within the OUCRU at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and working closely with the Ethox Centre in Oxford, you will play a leading role in developing and evaluating an ethically robust framework for research conduct. As the Researcher in Ethical and Social Implications of Clinical Research, you will help to provide OUCRU with an overarching and systematic ethics strategy, combining support for researchers to identify and address the ethical issues in their research with research in ethics. You will also be involved in the wider teaching and research activities of OUCRU and the Ethox Centre. 

You will have a PhD/DPhil (in philosophy, ethics, bioethics or a related field), relevant research experience and previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team. Experience of teaching ethics to biomedical researchers, doctors or students, would be highly desired, but not essential. 

The post is full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term for 2 years. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 6 December 2017 will be considered. 

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

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In Kenya:

Kenya (Kilifi)   Kenya (Nairobi)

No current vacancies

 

In Laos:

Lao PDR

No current vacancies