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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Tropical Medicine and Global Health at Oxford   


Postdoctoral Researcher in Health Economics  

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

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.  

The Economics and Translational Research Group (ETRG) at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Bangkok is recruiting for a postdoctoral Researcher. The postholder will have responsibility for developing and executing health economic components in the diverse studies and projects pursued across MORU departments and affiliated units in Southeast Asia. They will also provide guidance to junior members of the research group including MSc and PhD students, and trainee health economic modellers.  

The successful postdoctoral Researcher will have a PhD/DPhil in health economics, public health or similar qualification, together with relevant research experience. It is essential that they have experience in the economic evaluation of interventions tackling infectious diseases, including data analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, decision analytic modelling, as well as previous experience of writing and actively contributing to publications. They will also have the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities, and contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation. Some desirable qualities we are looking for are previous experience of working in low/middle income countries and experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project. 

This post is a full-time position. It is available for 1 year in the first instance.  

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 9 January 2017 will be considered. 

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Part-time Head of Advocacy and Communications (maternity cover) 

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

Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a. (pro rata)  

WWARN’s advocacy and communications efforts encourage and secure important engagement from researchers and clinicians across the infectious diseases community. The communications team play a critical role in supporting the Network’s data-sharing activities which are designed to have a long-lasting impact on public health. 

This is a great opportunity to join the WWARN team, and to become part of the newly-formed Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO). The Head of Advocacy and Communications is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction, as well as day-to-day implementation, for WWARN’s communications and advocacy activities. 

You will have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject (such as a CIPR/CIM Diploma, MBA, or MPA) with management experience in an international setting in communications and/or advocacy programmes. You will have the ability to lead, motivate and engage with others at a senior level in the UK and internationally and be able to understand complex academic projects and communicate key messages to specialist and non-specialist audiences. You should also have significant experience of working with researchers, development professionals and/ or academics. Fluency in French, Spanish or Portuguese would be an advantage, along with knowledge and understanding of the higher education sector. 

This post is fixed-term, part-time until March 2018 (maternity cover). 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 25 January 2017 will be considered.

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Data Manager (2 posts)

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

Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We are looking for two people to join the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) as Data Managers. You will be based in Oxford and work closely with the Data Team 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 organizational skills are also required. Experience of working with large databases and experience of data management in a health related field is desirable.

We are advertising for two posts which are both full-time position and available for 12 months.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 3 February 2017 will be considered.

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In Cambodia:

Cambodia- COMRU

No current vacancies


In Thailand:

No current vacancies

Thailand - MORU 


In Viet Nam:

Viet Nam  

No current vacancies


In Kenya:

Kenya (Kilifi)   Kenya (Nairobi)

No current vacancies


In Laos:


No current vacancies