Stellenbosch University Research Project Manager

By | April 30, 2021

Stellenbosch University Research Project Manager

Stellenbosch University

Research Project Manager

  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • EE/AA, Non EE/AA
  • Published: 


The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences’ overarching aim is to develop future health professionals who through innovation and leadership will promote health, prevent disease and provide optimal healthcare.

Our Faculty is committed to creating a living and learning community in which scholarship flourishes, human rights are valued and protected and the highest standards of professionalism are attained.


Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Division of Emergency Medicine


Research Project Manager

(Ref. TGB05/111/0421)


The Division of Emergency Medicine is committed to the delivery of exceptional clinical emergency care, high quality education and training, and conducting innovative research.




The Project Manager will support a trauma research study entitled, ”EpiC: Epidemiology and outcomes of prolonged trauma care: a prospective multi-centre study in South Africa.” The primary local institution is Stellenbosch University, and the partnering/funding foreign institution is the University of Colorado Denver.


The overall functions of the Research Project Manager can be summarised in three areas: (1) To logistically and administratively support the research personnel at the research sites to collect research data; (2) To help ensure completion of all local administrative aspects that are necessary for the research project to be completed on schedule; and (3) To directly support the study’s principal investigators and collaborators to ensure all aspects of the work are completed in a timely and accurate manner. Anticipated activities include, but are not limited to:

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  • Coordinating, optimising, and supporting research team activities across all research sites in the Western Cape Province e.g., track personnel performance, organising and hosting team meetings, facilitating team communication and meetings; administratively supporting data collectors and data coordinators, and supporting human resource administrative needs;
  • Preparing, collecting, collating, and/or submitting timely technical reports regarding research activities progress, and performance by all Western Cape study sites/personnel;
  • Preparing, collecting, collating, and/or submitting timely financial reports for all Western Cape study and performance sites/personnel;
  • Preparing, collecting, collating, and/or submitting timely scientific reports for all Western Cape study and performance sites/personnel;
  • Supporting completion of all South African research and related activities as per the study sponsors’, and subcontractors’ statements of work;
  • Serving as a direct liaison between all personnel involved in the project (e.g., hospital leads, research collaborators, University administrators, and data collectors);
  • Providing all site collaborators and research investigators with constant, updated, and accurate information regarding the status of the project;
  • Directly supporting the University of Colorado personnel (i.e., the Principal Investigator and the Programme Manager) in the execution of all South African research administrative tasks critical to the completion of the project;
  • Participating in troubleshooting and resolving any challenges, and/or identifying any resources necessary for the successful execution of the study;
  • Assisting with the dissemination of study findings e.g., assist with preparing abstracts and presentations to be presented by collaborators at conferences and local meetings.




    • A Master’s degree in a Health Sciences, Public Health or medically related discipline; or a Master’s degree in Management Sciences;
    • Two years’ biomedical or public health research experience;
    • Two years’ experience managing or coordinating projects;
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • The ability to manage administrative, financial and team members;
    • Own transport and a code B driver’s licence.
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  • Currently studying towards a PhD in a healthcare related field;
  • Mentorship training;
  • An understanding of the South African healthcare system;
  • Current or renewable Good Clinical Practice certification;
  • Training on REDCap;
  • An understanding of the Human Research environment in South Africa.


Commencement of duties: 01 June 2021

Closing date: 7 May 2021


Enquiries regarding this post: Mr. Craig Wylie on 021 938 9111, or at

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 021 808 2753, or at


The University is committed to employment equity (EE), and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as Stellenbosch University’s institutional EE Plan.


The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.


Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.


The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.


Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.




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