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   


Clinical Research Nurse - UK Public Health Rapid Support Team 

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, NDM Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford 

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.  

The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK PHRST) will be part of the UK offer to ODA-eligible low and middle income countries when support is needed to rapidly respond to and investigate outbreaks with the potential to become significant public health events. The UK PHRST will continually monitor infectious diseases and other hazards globally, identifying situations where the deployment of specialist expertise could mitigate these threats. The University of Oxford is one of the academic partners in the UK PHRST, and will lead on a program of ‘patient-oriented’ research and provide clinical input into outbreak investigation, management and control. We are looking for a Clinical Research Nurse for the UK PHRST. You will co-ordinate and manage the nursing support for clinical research studies together with the lead clinician and other members of the team. You will be responsible for ensuring the safe welfare of participating subjects whilst acting as named nurse for delegated trials and supporting colleagues in their work, as well as supporting the day to day clinical and administrative aspects of clinical studies. You will be based in the UK, however part of the job will include running research primarily being conducted in lower and middle income countries. 

You will be a Registered Nurse, with clinical trials experience at Band 6 or above. You will have experience of working in clinical studies of infectious diseases and will have delivered healthcare in low and middle income countries. You will have evidence of continuous professional/academic development. Knowledge of performing clinical assessments of patients is essential. Fluency in a foreign language would be highly desirable, but not essential. 

This post is a full-time position. It is fixed-term contract until 31 March 2021. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 22 March 2017 will be considered.

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GHN Digital Communications and Web Support 

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, NDM Research Building, Old Road Campus, Oxford 

Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a. 

We are looking for a digital communications and web support, to assist the current IT Manager with the coordination of running the website, digital communications and other IT aspects of the programme. This will provide an interesting and varied role within the group. You will be willing to learn how to use and implement new online tools and have a desire to further your digital skills whilst supporting research to improve Global Health. 

The digital communications and web support is an exciting role helping to deliver our goal of supporting research in developing countries. This position requires a self-starter who can show initiative but who can also be part of our strong team and help on all tasks as needed. Ideally you will have experience in similar online system that aim to engage users and you should have experience of working within a web content management system. You will possess a good range of IT skills (including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Photoshop) and have experience of working with digital media production and editing (video & images). Digital marketing and communications experience including email and social media and interest in online collaboration tools and resources would be highly desired. 

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

This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual “supporting statement”. Please ensure that you carefully read the How to Apply section provided in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence Form. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 5 April 2017 will be considered.

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In Cambodia:

Cambodia- COMRU

No current vacancies


In Thailand:

Thailand - MORU 


Postdoctoral Computational Biologist (3 posts) 

Tropical Medicine and Global Health, MORU Tropical Network, Bangkok

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.  

Our research group is aiming to improve our understanding of the spread of drug-resistant bacteria and to help develop and evaluate interventions to combat their spread. We are seeking to recruit up to three postdoctoral computational biologists who will play a key role in the bacterial resistance analysis group within the mathematical modelling team at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (Bangkok). 

As the successful candidate, you will have a PhD or equivalent with experience covering at least one of the following: mathematical modelling, biostatistics, bioinformatics. Experience of analysing large or complex data-sets and experience in scientific programming (ideally including knowledge of R) is essential for this role. You will have experience of managing your own academic research and associated activities with ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation. Prior knowledge of and interest in the population biology of bacteria and antimicrobial resistance would be a distinct advantage. 

These positions are available on a full-time basis, fixed-term for 30 months in the first instance. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 27 March 2017 will be considered.

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IT Systems Engineer 

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok 

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.  

We are looking for an IT Systems Engineer, who will support the the Wellcome Trust-Mahidol University-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme's (MORU) IT infrastructure based in Bangkok, which is spread out across five faculty buildings. The IT Systems Engineer will support an infrastructure that is fully inter-connected and strives to utilise best practices and current technologies to deliver reliable enterprise IT solutions for the unit. As the IT Systems Engineer, you will be an integral part of the IT team but will also have the opportunity to take ownership of challenging projects that will see you work independently at times. 

The successful candidate will have a Bachelors’ degree or higher in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and be MCSE or MCSA certified. You will be self-motivated and possess excellent communication skills. You will have proven ability to manage multiple issues simultaneously and proven analytical troubleshooting skills. Experience in Microsoft server technologies is essential. It will be desirable to have experience of enterprise backup and anti-virus software and scripting language, but not essential. 

This post is available on a fixed-term basis for 1 year. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 31 March 2017 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