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Project Manager

Job Summary
The incumbent's duties will include providing leadership to the research team; developing and maintaining standard operating procedures and research forms; and more.

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

The Family Centre for Research with Ubuntu (FAMCRU)

Project Manager (1 position - Tygerberg Campus)

Two-year Contract
Ref. TGB13/158/0622

The Family Centre for Research with Ubuntu (FAMCRU) is based in Tygerberg Hospital and runs under the auspices of Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The goal is to promote Good Clinical Practice by educating, coordinating, collaborating, and providing expertise in support of investigational trials at FAMCRU.

  • Providing leadership to the research team;
  • Developing and maintaining standard operating procedures and research forms;
  • Ensuring that ethical requirements are fulfilled;
  • Interacting with the principal investigator and other investigators to ensure the fulfilment of project goals;
  • Interacting with study auditors;
  • Assisting with the planning of the project to achieve the outlined goals and objectives;
  • Managing both medical and non-medical staff;
  • Collecting data for reporting back to sponsors;
  • Performing all the managerial functions of the project;
  • Reporting to sponsors about the progress of the project;
  • Managing all sponsor enquiries;
  • Managing the operational needs of the site, including the health and safety requirements.
Job Requirements:
  • Nursing or related qualification, BCur degree, or a four-year Nursing Diploma;
  • Five years' research experience, preferably in infectious diseases and/or HIV;
  • Four years' experience as a project manager or study coordinator;
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills;
  • Computer literacy;
  • The ability to work well within a team as well as independently;
  • Management experience in research environment;
  • A valid driver's licence to visit rural sites;
  • The ability to develop and maintain a good working climate among the study personnel;
  • Experience with HIV and infectious diseases.
  • Background in paediatric or perinatal HIV;
  • An interest in the community and research skills development;
  • GCP experience.

Enquiries regarding this post: Mr. George Fourie on 021 938 6382, 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
Commencement Date 01-Aug-2022
Closing Date 06-Jul-2022

Stellenbosch 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 the institutional EE Plan of the University.

Stellenbosch University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and email addresses 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 to six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

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