Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Bangkok
Position Title:
Medical Research Scientist - All candidates (Research Physician)
Open Period:
01/17/2020 - 07/23/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0525 12
THB ฿1,853,027
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Monday through Friday from 2 - 11 pm.
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Bangkok, TH
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Talent Recruitment Unit


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 3.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
•    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

  • Salary is negotiable.

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional Travel


This unique Research Physician position provides an exciting opportunity to lead a large clinical unit that executes multi-site clinical trials and other research within an established and internationally recognized clinical research site (CRS) at the Silom Community Clinic. The CRS is a critical component of the research program of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) and its site in Bangkok (DHAP-Thailand); and CRS research aligns with CDC and DHAP initiatives to end the HIV epidemic. Research focuses on the implementation and development of novel and state-of-the art biomedical and integrated HIV prevention strategies and delivery formulations. Clinical services at the site support the research. Through a leadership position at the clinic and as an integral part of the team implementing the DHAP research portfolio, the employee with have opportunities to interact regularly with CDC, academic, U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and global experts and leaders in HIV prevention and treatment, clinical trials, novel biomedical interventions, public health and populations at high risk for HIV. Opportunities may also exist for interactions with international experts in new health threats, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The Research Physician will serve as Leader for CRS activities supported through the NIH HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks and a collaboration between CDC and Emory University. The Research Physician will supervise clinical and research services at the CRS, with its large, multi-disciplinary unit of experienced clinical (physician, nurse, counselor), pharmacy, on-site laboratory, regulatory and data management teams. With guidance from the DHAP Behavioral and Clinical Research Section Chief, the incumbent is expected to independently plan and coordinate the research activities and negotiate scientific collaboration with Thai institutions. The incumbent will supervise study implementation, work with the team on data analysis and interpretation, and prepare and present clinical trial and other research results. The incumbent should also have skills in designing studies and writing research protocols. The Research Physician will work closely with the DHAP Behavioral and Clinical Research Section Chief to: 1) ensure that science conducted by SCC is of the highest scientific and ethical standards; 2) provide technical consultation on complex Thai and US policies related to research practice; and 3) educate SCC staff and external partners on scientific research methods, including epidemiology, biostatistics, and ethics. The incumbent will also provide feedback to clinic nurses and counselors regarding clinical issues in HIV infection and co-infections. He/she will also attend the regular clinic staff and study meetings and work with the Clinical Nursing Chief to ensure proper initial and ongoing training of clinic staff.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  At least five years of progressively responsible work experience in epidemiology or public health practice, epidemiological research, clinical medical research. or related biomedical research, including one year of supervisory experience is required.


  • Incumbent is required to have a broad perspective and thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of epidemiologic, biomedical, or related scientific research, including facility with research design concepts and basic Quality Control and Assurance. Familiarity with clinical or epidemiologic aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention and care is necessary.

  • Incumbent is required to have an advanced knowledge of public health programs and strategies to be able to explain to partners and senior health officials how CDC approaches research and why it is undertaking specific types of activities.

  • Incumbent is required to have an advanced and detailed knowledge of the Thailand public health and medical systems to be able to explain to senior expatriate staff as well as to enable the integration of CDC-developed research activities appropriately into the Thai environment.

  • Incumbent is required to have advanced knowledge of large network or consortium research trials and the process for requesting, bidding, implementing, and closing out of these studies.

  • Standard knowledge of computer software packages including word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, graphics and the statistical packages.

Education Requirements:

EDUCATION: M.D. degree or Ph.D. degree in medical science or biological science, such as Epidemiology, Epidemiology Research, Clinical Medical Research, Biomedical research, or Public Health is required.  Licensed to practice medicine in Thailand is required.


LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Thai and English are required.  Please clarify level of your THAI and ENGLISH language skill.  A copy of valid TOEIC score at least 855 is required by the closing date (This may be tested).


  • Must be able to recognize protocol deviation, to independently compose Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Site Specific Protocols (SSPs), and clinical study forms such as Clinical Research Forms (CRFs).

  • Must be able to translate and interpret complex technical scientific matter from English to Thai and vice versa.

  • Must be able to understand and communicate with senior-level policy-makers in both English and Thai to assure mutual understanding of technical, medical and other professional terminology.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Thailand may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given. 

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

Eligibility Clarification: Submit either one of the documents to clarify your eligibility to legally work in this country:

- Thai citizens - Thai ID card.

- Dual citizens (Thai and U.S.) - Thai ID card and U.S. Passport biographical page.

- Dual citizens (Thai and others nationalities) - Thai ID card.

- Other nationalities – Passport biographical page, valid Thai visa, and valid Thai Residency Permit (Check with the Thai Immigration Bureau for the information of Thai

- Residency Permit). Please note that the U.S. Embassy is not able to sponsor candidates for a Thai residency permit.

- AEFM/USEFM/EFM/MOH: A copy of sponsor’s orders showing that your sponsor has an assignment in the U.S. Mission Thailand with a copy of Form DD-214 - Member 4 (if invoking AEFM/USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran hiring preference).

Qualification Clarification: Submit all of the below documents to clarify your qualification for each position:

- Transcript and/or
- Degree/Diploma 

- A valid of TOEIC scores (Listening and Reading).

Job Knowledge/Skills & Abilities:
- Training/professional certificate, license, or awards (if required)
- Driver’s license (if required)


- Resume (if any)

- A certified copy for name change (if any)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Thailand.