Wednesday , November 29 2023

UCT Jobs – Senior Research Project Manager

Website University of Cape Town

Job Description:

The main purpose of this position is to lead the implementation, coordination, and monitoring of the research study protocol, as well as to ensure the execution of all research activities/ operations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the research project including participant recruitment and enrolment, line management of facility-based and field-based staff and project logistics
  • Working closely with the project PI, Operations Manager and Data Manager to ensure project governance and that implementation happens in line with the highest ethical and research standards and regulations
  • Maintain a strong relationship with all relevant local and clinic stakeholders and provide these regularly with written and verbal updates on project progress to these stakeholders
  • Provide comprehensive feedback on project progress, successes, and challenges to the Research Team Leadership and the (inter-)national project collaborators
  • Identify opportunities to leverage the TB project to advance portfolio, spin-offs, and outputs of the research team
  • Compose abstracts of project results for scientific conferences and to (support) drafting scientific manuscripts for publication
  • Operationalising study protocols into practical Manual of Procedures (MoP)
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) to be included in study MoP
  • Assist with the development of electronic patient tracking and monitoring tools to guide study implementation and generating reports
  • Development of study source documents in line with IRB specifications
  • Lead the development of job descriptions, screening, interviewing and appointing of project staff
  • Training, mentoring and performance management of project staff
  • Ensuring that ethical and regulatory requirements are fulfilled in line with GCP and IRB guidelines
  • Ensuring complete and accurate data collection
  • Oversee the management and quality control of all study documentation (case report forms(CRFs), research materials, investigator files, etc.)
  • Contributing to managing the research site and maintaining relationships with site stakeholders
  • Lead the development of a project budget and monitoring expenses against project milestones
  • Procurement and management of assets within DTHF protocols

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Behavioural or Social Sciences
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing the start-up, implementation and closure of complex research or programmatic projects
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership/managerial capacity
  • Valid code 8 Driver’s License
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, REDCAP and Outlook Express
  • Must live in or be willing to relocate to East London
  • Interest to pursue a PhD through this project
  • Interest in leveraging this study for post-doctoral level research experience
  • Strong knowledge of the South African National TB Management Guidelines
  • Project Management training qualification
  • Current certification in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Human Subjects Protection (HSP)
  • Previous experience managing and implementing TB focussed research programs/projects inthe Eastern Cape Province
  • Knowledge of research methodology, especially quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Knowledge of data quality control activities, systems, and processes (QA/QC)
  • Technical Project Management knowledge and skills
  • Knowledge of data analysis and interpretation
  • Ability to build interpersonal relationships to manage and support study staff and project implementation
  • Excellent stakeholder relationship management
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and strong public speaking skills
  • Lateral creative and critical thinking, problem solving and detail orientated
  • Decision making & analytical skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Adaptive to change
  • Team player, as well as the ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Existing academic publications/manuscripts

Job Details:

Company: University of Cape Town

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: East London

Application Deadline: N/A

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