Job Detail

  • Offered Salary A salary in the region of R 1 097 194 per annum, cost-to-company, will be negotiated in consideration of experience and qualifications.
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree
  • Industry Health
  • Reference REFERENCE NUMBER (R422A)
  • Centre Cape Town Or Pretoria Or Durban, ZA
  • Enquiries
    HR Recruitment Office at 021-938 0648
  • Where to submit application
  • Notes
    Terms & Conditions: The SAMRC retains the right not to make an appointment. In accordance with the SAMRC’s Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated groups. For this reason, we require race, gender and disability status to be specified. Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. By submitting your application, SAMRC concludes that you are a competent person to consent and that you are giving consent to the SAMRC to process and further process all personal information contained in the application in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act No 4 of 2013 (as amended). The SAMRC does its best to provide the most accurate information; however, if there is anything wrong and unclear applicants are encouraged to contact the HR Recruitment Office at 021-938 0648 before the closing date.

Job Description

Responsibilities: Coordinating and managing a number of strategically important clinical trials, predominantly on COVID vaccines. These include trials in which the SAMRC is the sponsor and overall coordinator, local fund manager and coordinator or other similar roles. Participation as a full member of the senior management team in the development of the strategy and cross-functional operational plans to translate strategy into action plans for the studies, including the management of resources. Provision of overall program and project management for such programs/initiatives, including coordinating and liaising with the grant management, supply chain management, clinical trial implementation and data management functions within the SAMRC, other clinical research sites, funders, laboratory contractors, CROs, insurers, etc. Assisting with planning, protocol development, budgeting, and consortium development together with SAMRC President and national and international partners Developing, implementing, and coordinating research and administrative procedures for the successful management of clinical trials. Oversight of the planning and day-to-day implementation of clinical trials, including assisting with fund raising (including drafting of grant proposals), coordinating meetings, contributing to the development of and managing study documentation, developing budgets, compiling reports, etc. Contributing to strategic planning of the initiatives and providing senior expertise to ensure that all aspects of the trials are in place and are conducted optimally in line with all sponsor, legislative and regulatory requirements. Establishing and maintaining good working relationships and effective ongoing communication with relevant internal and external stakeholders and collaborators to facilitate all study activities, including clinical trial sites, regulators, ethics committees, community stakeholders, research collaborators, relevant clinical research networks, funders etc. Facilitating and contributing to communications, presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals on the studies. Core Requirements: Master’s degree in Biomedical Science, Social Science or relevant health related discipline A minimum of 8 years senior research, management and clinical trials experience is required, preferably in a research institution or a university Experience in design, implementation, analysis, interpretation and reporting of Medical, Biomedical or Epidemiological research A minimum of 8 years’ experience in project / program management Experience in writing scientific reports and other forms of knowledge translation Experience in multi-disciplinary collaboration. Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects Advantageous: Experience in clinical trial implementation, design and analysis in HIV and/or other infectious diseases Experience working on multiple clinical studies and with different clinical research networks A track record in managing large collaborative research projects and programs Proficiency in a quantitative or qualitative analysis package (e.g. STATA, SPSS, SAS, NVIVO) GCP training Successful grant application record / fund raising A track record of first and co-authored publications in accredited journals may be beneficial

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