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   


ISARIC Communications and Operational Support Officer 

Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Oxford 

Grade 7: £30,738 – £37,768 p.a.   

We are currently looking for a Communications and Operational Support Officer for ISARIC – the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium. ISARIC was established to create a framework for ensuring research is built into epidemic responses. We are a network of networks that gathers clinical researchers, clinicians, virologists, microbiologists, epidemiologists, statisticians, and social scientists across resource settings. The postholder will report to ISARIC’s Programme Manager, and work with the rest of the ISARIC network, and ISARIC’s Coordinating Centre, to develop and implement internal and external communication activities and support operational activities, in line with ISARIC’s strategic, scientific and operational goals. You will be responsible for collecting, preparing, and updating content and materials for ISARIC’s key digital platforms and you will develop and maintain the digital platforms as required. You will also be working closely with other team members to deliver projects and tasks within two European Commission (Horizon 2020) funded projects that are run out of the ISARIC Coordinating Centre. 

The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent in communication, marketing, public relations, journalism, information science, project management, public health or an otherwise health-related scientific subject. You will have experience working in the field of communications and possess excellent communication skills. Proven success working within different communication channels as well as on CMS platforms, RSS feed aggregation, web analytics and email marketing software is essential for this role. Experience of supporting operational and/or research-related activities, budgetary management and handling contracts and experience of working with external research funders would be highly desirable. 

This post is available on a full-time basis. Fixed-term until 31 September 2018. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 23 September 2016 will be considered.

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In Cambodia:

Cambodia- COMRU

No current vacancies


In Thailand:

Thailand - MORU    Thailand - SMRU 

Research Clinician 

Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok 

Grade E65: £31,614 - £54,741 p.a. 

The Wellcome Trust-Mahidol University-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme conducts research on infectious diseases in tropical countries. We are looking for a Research Clinician, who will conduct clinical research in line with the research agenda of MORU, write protocols, ethics committee applications. The Research Physician will set up studies, and participate in data collection, data analysis and writing up of results for publication. They will have the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with other MORU staff and gain further experience in research methodology. 

The successful candidate will be a medically qualified clinician with good clinical experience. They will have postgraduate training in a relevant speciality. Along with good management experience, they will have reasonable computer skills and the ability to learn new programmes. Good presentation skills, both oral and written is a must. 

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

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 28 September 2016 will be considered.

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Research Scientist – Medicine Quality – IDDO 

Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Old Road Campus, Oxford 

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.  

The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) hosts a collection of data-sharing platforms, bringing together clinical, pharmacology, molecular, in vitro and medicine quality data for a range of infectious diseases. We are looking for a Senior Scientist who will take a leading role in coordinating research and implementing work on medicine quality. The Senior Scientist will work with multiple collaborators and stakeholders to design, undertake, write up and publish analyses and coordinate medicine quality work within IDDO. Based in LOMWRU at Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane. The postholder will act as a project leader, working closely with other staff to ensure the delivery of agreed activities that support IDDO’s strategic, scientific and operational goals. They will be required to visit Oxford and other locations involved in the work and give presentations at conferences and other relevant meetings or workshops. 

The successful candidate will have PhD in pharmacy/medical degree or related topic with post-qualification research experience. They will have experience of conducting and analysing relevant research and will have a track record of working in a developing country setting. Specific experience in the medicine quality field and training/experience in epidemiology and literature searches would be desirable. 

This post is available on a full-time basis for a fixed-term of 3 years in the first instance. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 30 September 2016 will be considered.

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In Viet Nam:

Viet Nam  

No current vacancies


In Kenya:

Kenya (Kilifi)   Kenya (Nairobi)

No current vacancies


In Laos:


No current vacancies