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Research physician(s)
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Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust-Research Unit (LOMWRU)

Mahosot Hospital Phiawat Chanthabouly Vientiane Capital

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description for:  Research physician(s)                                                                 

21July 2021

Full time post: 18 months (full time) with the possibility to extend

Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust-Research Unit (LOMWRU) is a Lao-UK project conducting infectious disease research in Laos since 2000. Our office is based in the Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.

We are looking for three Research physicians:

  • Two will be based at Savannakhet Provincial Hospital and run a clinical study
  • One will work on a qualitative research project (implementation of verbal autopsy to assess the causes of death in three districts: Atsaphangthong, Phalanxay, and Phin districts) and will spend time in Savannakhet and Vientiane capital

Both studies are part of the multi-country South and Southeast Asian Community-Based Trials Network (SEACTN)  project, funded by the Wellcome Trust. The project, in collaboration with the research team in Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit, in Bangkok, aims to assess the burden and etiologies of febrile illnesses and develop decision support tools to improve the management of febrile illness at community level.

Tasks

  • To conduct the clinical research project according to the protocol, and international good clinical practice standards (clinical study)
  • To be trained in conducting verbal autopsy and to travel to households of inividuals who have dies to conduct verbal autopsy as required (verbal autopsy study)
  • To monitor, supervise, and support other project staff as required
  • To ensure that study is conducted in line with Lao ethics
  • To ensure that all documents and devices are kept securely and safe
  • To liaise with provincial health staff and LOMWRU staff for any work related to study.
  • To manage site running costs and report to the LOMWRU admin team
  • To assist in writing monthly reports
  • To conduct other study-related work as requested by study cooodinator/LOMWRU director

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor Degree in Medicine 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Lao
  • Good written and verbal communication in English
  • Enthusiastic, organized and with good problem solving skills
  • Good knowledge of office productivity software (Excel, Word etc.)

Desirable Criteria

  • Interested in a career in research
  • Experience in related field work
  • Experience in health research and/or verbal autopsy
  • Master’s degree in Tropical Medicine and International Health
  • Experience in Social Science (Verbal autopsy study post only)

To apply for these positions please send your CV, a cover letter as well as relevant certificates via Email only, to LOMWRU_Recruitment@tropmedres.ac

Deadline for application is 20/08/2021. Only short listed candidate will be notified for the interview.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Microsoft Office

Good written and verbal communication in English

Enthusiastic, organized and with good problem solving skills

Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust-Research Unit (LOMWRU)

Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust-Research Unit (LOMWRU)

Mahosot Hospital Phiawat Chanthabouly Vientiane Capital

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Email : LOMWRU_Personnel@tropmedres.ac
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