Senior Research Coordinator - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

South Africa
Nov 20, 2020
Nov 27, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Department of Surgical Sciences

Division of Surgery

Senior Research Coordinator

Five-year contract position with benefits

(Ref. TGB03/295/1120)

The Division of Surgery seeks to appoint a Senior Research Coordinator in our Surgery division and invites applications from suitably qualified candidates.

  • Coordinating, developing, monitoring and supporting clinical research projects within the Division of Surgery (for consultants, registrars, undergraduate and postgraduate students), encompassing all phases of scientific research, such as conceptualising; literature reviewing; ethics approval; funding/grant applications; collecting data, managing and analysing data; and dissemination of results;
  • Facilitating quarterly MMed feedback sessions;
  • Assisting with mentoring and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students. Liaising with the Undergraduate Research Office and the Registrar Research Support Office;
  • Synthesising and analysing data for publications, conference abstracts and presentations, using relevant data management and analysis software (e.g. RedCap and SPSS), and assisting students in these research processes;
  • Preparing and assisting students to prepare, manuscripts (i.e. drafting, editing and formatting) for submission to suitable peer-reviewed scientific journals;
  • Compiling regular reports on progress of research projects within the Division;
  • Compiling annual reports on awards received, achievements and publication outputs for the Division;
  • Presenting study findings at conferences and research meetings, for example, SU's Annual Academic Day;
  • Attending courses and workshops relevant to improving and facilitating research processes in the Division (e.g. project management, grant writing, research capacity building, supervision);
  • Other duties as required by the head of the Division.

Job Requirements
  • PhD degree in a field in the Health Sciences;
  • Proven research experience with publications in a Health Sciences context;
  • Experience in postgraduate education and supervision in the Health Sciences;
  • Knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, including experience in the use of quantitative and qualitative analytical software and data management programs e.g. SPSS; Atlas;
  • Competent in the use of relevant academic search engines and electronic databases;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work independently.

  • Experience in grant application and sourcing financial support for research.
  • Experience in surgical research;
  • A strong publication record;
  • Grant writing skills;
  • Reviewing and editing skills;
  • Familiarity with university systems and processes such as Health Research Ethics applications, MMed and PhD programmes.

The 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 Stellenbosch University's institutional EE Plan.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.


Enquiries regarding job content: Prof. E Steyn on 021 938 9567, or at

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753 or at

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