Research Officer

Job description – Research Officer

Organisation: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Vietnam

The Woolcock Institute is leading international lung health research organisation, affiliated with the University of Sydney in Australia ( The Woolcock Institute has operated in Vietnam since 2009, we undertake large and important operational and epidemiological and clinical research projects in collaboration with the National Tuberculosis Program in 11 Provinces, including Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City. The Woolcock also runs training in epidemiological and operational research methods for Vietnamese doctors and public health workers.

Currently the Woolcock directly employs 45 full-time staff in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Ca Mau.

Overview: The Woolcock Institute will be undertaking a research study to explore stigma among patients with lung disease, including tuberculosis. We follow the World Health Guidelines in Infectious control and will train the researcher accordingly. We are recruiting a research officer to participate in a study of stigma, as a part of an international project to develop a new stigma scale for use in patients with tuberculosis. This person will work in An Giang Province, and collaborate closely with international researchers to perform outstanding interviews.

Location: based in An Giang

Duration: 6 months appointment, with consideration for subsequent extension


  • Conducting questionnaires with TB and MDR-TB patients attending health facilities
  • Conducting cognitive interviews with TB and MDR-TB patients attending health facilities
  • Establishing rapport with study participants, with the ability to probe deeply to make sure the questions in the questionnaire are correctly understood.
  • Able to provide some logistical support to an international researcher
  • Providing administrative support, with a good attention to detail
  • Close collaboration with an international researcher
  • Obtaining support from local health workers and patients to undertake interviews
  • Translate for the English speaking staff

Reports to: Country Director, International Researchers

Key staff working with the project:

  • Study Officers
  • International Researchers
  • Local public health workers

Required education, skills and qualities

Essential criteria:

  • Experience conducting interviews and qualitative research
  • Fluent Vietnamese
  • Good English language skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work as a member of an international team, and independently
  • Organisation skill with experience working with databases
  • Willing to learn

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience working with researchers within international organisations
  • An IELTS score of at least 6.0, or equivalent.
  • Bachelor of Public Health, or equivalent.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send a cover letter together with a CV in English no later than 30th June 2018 by submitting the application form in the link as follows:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Woolcock Institute
An Giang
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2018-06-30