Project Manager

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary 459617
Salary Units YEAR
Currency ZAR



The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research. It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression.


Project Manager: Precision Medicine


3-year contract


GIPD division is seeking a Project Manager: Precision Medicine to take responsibility for managing a portfolio of projects in precision medicine/ genomic science and to assist with the SAMRC consortium membership activities in the European Africa Personalized Medicine (EU-Africa PerMed) Consortium. The incumbent will report to a program manager and will be responsible for the following strategic and core areas:




Key Performance Areas


Activities / Objectives / Tasks


Project management

Responsible for the management of a portfolio of 5-10 small/medium projects/grant awards and/or technologies to ensure conduct and delivery of the projects in line with approved timelines, milestones and budgets

liaising with PIs and host institutions

attend regular project meetings

raise and address matters regarding project activities and budget

manage disbursements

report back on project progress and status

project monitoring and support – review technical and financial reports and make recommendations to management

  1. RFA management and Strategic Project co-ordination

Facilitate RFA’s, managing program budget, portfolio development, and reporting under the supervision of a program manager

Assist in precision medicine think tank activities

Facilitate activities for the EU-Africa PerMed Consortium strategic project under the supervision of the program manager. These activities include

Maintain and update the stakeholder database for EU-Africa PerMed Consortium

Write up reports aligned to the project activities and under the supervision of the programme manager

Assist in research and gap analysis of the policy and precision medicine landscape of the African Region under the supervision of the programme manager

Assist in survey development and administration of surveys across the African continent.

Administrate /co-ordinate meetings, workshops and logistics

Develop, update and maintain document archive on research from the PM landscaping analysis and consortium outputs

Assist in drafting publications where necessary for dissemination of consortium outputs

  1. Stakeholder liaison

Co-ordinate stakeholder events, workshop or meetings or one on one engagements for the precision medicine program and EU-Africa PerMed Consortium

Co-ordinate review meetings and set up working group meetings for EU-Africa PerMed Consortium

Stakeholder Management of EU-Africa PerMed Consortium

Dissemination of consortium outputs to stakeholders

Draft letter of invite and manage/ co-ordinate high level meetings with leaders across the African continent

Assist in coordinating travel arrangements for meetings held aligned to work package activities

Promotion of SAMRC through appropriate forums (promotional materials, website, delivery of presentations on SAMRC, conferences, dissemination of information electronically, etc.)

Core Requirements:


BSc Degree in the biomedical, related science discipline

At least two (2) years’ demonstrated experience in project management

Experience with advanced excel, database development



Preferably demonstrated experience in working across academia, government departments and industry

A working knowledge of / background in omics/precision medicine research and product development


Interested candidates can send their CV