Deputy Director, Research - South East Asia Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network (SEAICRN)

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

In Vietnam FHI 360 works with the Vietnam Ministry of Health, other ministries, provincial health services, and local non-government organizations to promote the health and well-being of the Vietnamese population, particularly vulnerable and disenfranchised groups. FHI is currently building the capacity of local organizations in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; clinical research for the development of vaccines and drugs for infectious diseases; tobacco control; and laboratory strengthening.

We are currently seeking qualified, experienced and highly motivated candidate for the position of Deputy Director, Research - South East Asia Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network (SEAICRN) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam or Bangkok, Thailand
(Job Code: 3004)

Main duties and responsibilities:
- Provide full scientific and technical support to the SEAICRN Director and deputize for the Network Director as needed.
- Provide scientific and technical support to the SEAICRN Network Steering Committee and Governing Board in the development of research protocols and other scientific initiatives.
- Participate in Network Steering Committee and Governing Board meetings and provide expert guidance as requested on clinical research design, quality implementation topics and other areas associated with SEAICRN interests.
- Assist the Network Director with developing and implementing the strategic agenda of the SEAICRN.
- Lead and direct the setup of Network Operations Centers (NOC) in Thailand and Vietnam ensuring that all systems comply with SEAICRN standards, ICH GCP and NIH requirements.
- Lead the implementation of the sepsis protocol managing a team of research and support staff working under the NOC in Thailand and Vietnam.
- Oversee and coordinate clinical research support and implementation of the sepsis study protocol.
- Lead SEAICRN scientific support activities including protocol development and design, oversight of safety issues and reporting, ethical considerations and other important scientific issues.
- Support the NOCs in designing and implementing quality management systems and metrics to monitor and assure quality.
- Establish systems to evaluate the progress of the sepsis study with associated escalation measures in the event of problems arising.
- Ensure that study deliverables, metrics and budgets are tracked producing reports as required by the study sponsor.
- Assist in or lead the preparation of publications arising from the sepsis study.

Minimum Requirements:
- Master’s degree or its international equivalent in biological science or public health. MD or Ph.D. preferred. Minimum 8+ years of experience in the field of infectious diseases or clinical research.
- Direct experience leading and implementing clinical research to the standards required by ICH GCP.
- Strong scientific background with direct experience developing research protocols and associated scientific and operational instruments.
- Proven ability and aptitude to lead a team of scientists and research support staff in the conduct of clinical trials according to accepted national and international standards and GCP requirements.
- Demonstrated excellent written, oral communication and leadership skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
- Proven capacity to build clinical research teams either within an organization or within clinical sites particularly in resource-constrained settings.
- Ability to establish and monitor metrics and budgets. Proficiency in English.
- Ability to travel within Asia for up to 50% of the time.

FHI 360 offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Please send detailed curriculum vitae with letter of application in English by August 22, 2012 to:
Senior Human Resources Officer, FHI 360 Vietnam
7 Floor, Hanoi Tourist Building, No. 18 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam
Email: [email protected]
Please specify the position you are applying for in your application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
FHI 360
Ho Chi Minh or Bangkok
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2012-08-23