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Clinical Trial Project Manager

Job Summary
The Clinical Trial Project Manager will primarily be responsible for the coordination and management of a large, multi-site prehospital clinical trial in South Africa.

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Division of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Trial Project Manager (4-years fixed-term contract with benefits)

Ref. TGB05/343/1018

The Division of Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with the US Department of Defense, will embark on a multi-site, prehospital clinical trial in South Africa.


The Clinical Trial Project Manager will primarily be responsible for the coordination and management of a large, multi-site prehospital clinical trial in South Africa, and will work closely with the Principal Investigator and the Clinical Trial Coordinator to ensure effective execution of the project.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and executing the clinical trial in accordance with all relevant regulatory requirements, funder contracts and approved standard operating procedures;
  • Ensuring execution of the clinical trial in accordance with agreed upon milestones;
  • Developing best practices and tools for project execution and management;
  • Managing stakeholder relationships, including the funder, university offices, subcontractors and collaborative research team;
  • Coordinating the recruitment and selection process for study personnel and overseeing the appointment process in liaison with Human Resources;
  • Managing all study personnel;
  • Overseeing procurement processes;
  • Ensuring budget and financial reporting compliance;
  • Managing monitoring and quality control procedures;
  • Ensuring compliance with all reporting requirements.

Job Requirements:

  • Current Good Clinical Practice certification;
  • Minimum five years' experience in clinical trial management;
  • Demonstrable experience in planning and executing a multi-site project;
  • Demonstrable experience in managing a diverse, multi-site team;
  • Valid driver's licence;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Advanced computer literacy;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Willingness to travel.


  • A relevant Health Sciences degree;
  • Demonstrable experience working in the Clinical Sciences, particularly in Emergency Care;
  • Working knowledge of REDCap;
  • Registration as a GCP instructor;
  • Formal project management qualifications.

Enquiries regarding job content: Dr. Colleen Saunders on 021 650 4842, or at c.saunders@uct.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Division, Tygerberg Campus on 021 808 2753

Closing date: 23 November 2018

Commencement date: 1 January 2019

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic

composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

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.

Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/english/careers

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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