Study Assistant

Job description – Study Assistant

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 9 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.

Location: based in Ho Chi Minh City with frequent travel to Da Nang and Quang Nam provinces

Duration: 12 months appointment, with consideration for subsequent extension

Roles: To support the implementation of the study on COPD/asthma and smoking as well the implementation of a study on tuberculosis. The role includes:

  • Participate in data collection process in Ho Chi Minh sites for the study
  • Support the Study Coordinator in administrative and financial work
  • Support the data entry and analysis for Ho Chi Minh sites and others when needed
  • Conduct field work supervision

The position will be on a full-time basis

Reports to: Study Coordinator

Key staff working within the study:

  • Study Manager
  • Study Officers
  • Local health workers

Main duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in relevant training on research protocol, methods and techniques for data collection
  • Work with partners to recruit patients into the study and get consent from participants to participate in the research
  • Participate in collecting quantitative data as required in the field, ensure that the protocol is strictly followed
  • Support the organization of qualitative study as required
  • Complete data forms accurately and timely
  • Follow up patients for interviews and assessment of respiratory after 4 weeks and 12 months
  • Communicate issues occurred in the field timely for the study coordinator for solutions
  • Support to maintain good relations with partners in the field and report to the study coordinator any issues if occurred
  • Support the organization of meetings, conferences administratively and financially
  • Support the filing of study documents (both hard and soft copies)
  • Support the development of study correspondence to partners
  • Provide translation of study documents when needed
  • Communication with the V-CAPS Study Coordinator on data collection process, results and issues if any
  • Working closely with the Study Coordinator, and other staff of VCAPS team
  • Providing technical assistance to government health facilities (district health center and commune health post) providing Tuberculosis / Tuberculosis – HIV care and treatment services related to latent TB management.
  • Conducting monitoring and evaluation of public health facilities on latent TB management
  • Communicate issues occurred in the field timely for the study coordinator for solutions
  • Supporting the collection and analysis of data.


  • Degree in public health or health-related degree

Essential criteria:

  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research
  • Strong skills in English and good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Vietnamese

Key attributes:

  • ability to work within a team
  • a motivator with good listening skills
  • focused, but flexible approach
  • willingness to work hard also away from home
  • ability to pay close attention to detail

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send an application letter together with a CV in English and other related degrees by submitting the form in the following link, no later than 30th April 2018.

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

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Woolcock Institute
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2018-04-30