Study Officer

Job description: Study Officer – VCAPS Study

Organisation: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Vietnam

The Woolcock Institute is lung health research organisation, based at Sydney University, Australia ( The 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 60 full-time staff in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Ca Mau. We are substantially expanding our organization, as we prepare for the implementation of a major new public health study in 2017. We are recruiting a highly motivated and experienced Study Officer to participate in a sub project of an integrated health-sector strategy to combat COPD and asthma in Vietnam (V-CAPS) in 4 provinces Hanoi, HCM, Ca Mau and Thanh Hoa.

Location: based in Ha Noi.

Duration: 12 months appointment, with consideration for subsequent extension. The position will be on a full-time basis

Direct report: VCAPS Study Manager

Key staff working in the project:

Study Manager, Study Officers, Study Interns
Local health workers


To support the implementation of the study on COPD/asthma and smoking. The role includes:

  • Take lead in data collection in Thanh Hoa sites for the study
  • Participate in all VCAPS activities as a team lead of VCAPS in Thanh Hoa
  • Provide data entry and analysis for Thanh Hoa sites and others

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in relevant training on research protocol, methods and techniques for data collection.
    Learn and fully understand the study protocols and procedures
  • Work with partners to recruit patients into the study and get consent from participants to participate in the research
  • Collect qualitative and quantitative data as required in the field, ensure that the protocol is strictly followed
  • Complete data forms accurately and timely
  • Follow up patients for interviews and assessment of respiratory at milestones regulated in the study
  • Communicate issues occurred in the field timely for the study coordinator for solutions
  • Filing soft and hard copies of study data as regulated for Thanh Hoa sites
  • Create and maintain relations with partners for Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in general and for VCAPS specifically in the field and report to the study coordinator any issues if occurred
  • Participate in report development by providing comments and inputs
  • Support the communication activities for the study, for example updating Facebook group of VCAPS and VCAPS website
  • Communication with the V-CAPS Study Coordinator, and the Chief Investigators on data collection process, results and issues if any
  • Working closely with the Study Coordinator, the Country Director, and Chief Investigators
  • Performance of Other Duties as Assigned

Key attributes/Selection criteria

  • Degree in Public Health or health-related field.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research
  • Strong skills in English and good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Vietnamese.
  • Ability to work within a team
  • A motivator with good listening skills
  • Focused, but flexible approach
  • Willingness to work hard
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send a cover letter together with a CV in English no later than 28th February 2018 by submitting the application form in the link as follows:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. The application will not be returned.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Woolcock Institute
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2018-02-28