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OUCRU tuyển dụng Senior Research Assistant

19:09, 27/09/2020
OUCRU tuyển dụng Senior Research Assistant

OUCRU tuyển dụng Senior Research Assistant


Senior Research Assistant


Zoonoses Group

Working condition

This post is based in Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City.

Hours of work



Initially for one year, including a 2 month probation period. Project duration is 3 years.


Dr. Ngo Thi Hoa, Head of Zoonoses Group

Vacancy reference



The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) is a large-scale clinical and public health research unit based in Viet Nam. We are hosted by the Hospital of Tropical Diseases (HTD) in Ho Chi Minh City, and the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (NHTD) in Hanoi. We also have sister units in Kathmandu, Nepal and Jakarta, Indonesia.  As a Wellcome Trust Programme, we have received considerable support from the Wellcome Trust since our establishment in 1991.

Our ten-year vision is to have local, regional and global impact on health by leading a locally driven research programme on infectious diseases in Southeast Asia. This is being achieved via an integrated long-term research programme, contributions to training, the scientific literature, national and international meetings and membership of national and international committees. Priority is given to health issues important to the hospitals, and to Viet Nam as a whole. All work is intended not only to benefit the patients seen daily at our host hospitals, but also to help improve patient care throughout Viet Nam and the region.

Please see more information on OUCRU Website:

Job summary

The (senior) Research Assistant will be part of the Zoonoses group. The successful applicant will work with exiting lab team to perform lab experiments in molecular biology, immunology and coordinate laboratory and field activities as well as data analysis for publications. The position is mainly based at OUCRU, HCMC but may have required travel trips to study sites to work with research partners.

Key responsibilities and tasks

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Designing and performing multiplex PCR to detect for the presence of genes (AMR, virulence) and pathogens in clinical specimens.

- Actively taking part in designing and performing appropriate molecular or immunological related experiments (ELISA, antigen, antibody detection) in research projects.

- Take lead in developing and validating related SOPs

- Being comfortable and active in self -learning or updating with updated relevant technologies in the research fields.

- Training / working with (junior) laboratory staff for different experiments, analyzing the results and writing termly report and draft of manuscripts, presenting research findings in group and unit meetings.

- Supporting other group members in sampling and data collection where appropriate

Selection criteria


Applicants should have a minimum Master degree in Biotechnology, Biomedical sciences or other relevant majors; with sufficient experience in molecular microbiology.

Person specification

- Having at least three year hand-on experiences in related research activities in molecular microbiology including:

- Develop research protocol

- Implement research project

- Write research report and preparing manuscripts for research publication

- Understanding of epidemiology and transmission of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance

- Analytical problem-solving skills, willingness to learn, self-initiative, attention to detail

- Ability to work to tight deadlines and be able to balance work- life

- Team player, being well organized, patient, dedicated, tactful, understanding, disciplined, active in seeking for problem solving approaches and mature

- Keen on self-development and strong interest in career development in science

- Team work and training skill set

performing project to completion

- IELTS equivalent to 6.5

Preferable: a candidate with

- Publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals

- Experiences in working with research partners in developing countries and government institutions and international research environment

- Experiences in field research acitivities

- Research skills in molecular, microbiology, DNA, protein and ELISA in infectious disease research projects.

How to apply

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send their detailed resume and cover letter in English, including copies of relevant certificates, either by email or by post to the following address:


Oxford University Clinical Research Unit

Laboratory of Clinical Science

Hospital for Tropical Diseases

764 Vo Van Kiet, Ward 1, District 5, HCMC



We thank all candidates for their interests, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Contact person

Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Phuc

Deadline for submission

30 Oct 2020

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