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Senior Data Manager (Full-time) - Remote

The Emmes Company, LLC
Rockville, Maryland
Closing date
Dec 11, 2022

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Full Time
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Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Senior Data Manager

US Remote Worker

The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to excellence in supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation. We believe in the power of truth, so much so that we named our company Emmes, which means truth. Through decades of experience we have learned that collaborative relationships thrive and human health benefits when truth is our compass.

Our "Character Achieves Results" culture is driven by five key values that guide our actions in the way we conduct research and distinguish us as an organization: Integrity, Agility, Passion for Excellence, Collaborative Partnerships and Intellectual Curiosity. We are a trusted partner to clients who share our passion for improving public health in a world of ever-changing scientific research.

If you share our motivations and passion in research, come join us! You will be joining a collaborative culture that empowers every Emmes employee — from entry level through top executive — to contribute to our clients' success by sharing ideas openly and honestly.

Primary Purpose

The Senior Data Manager is responsible for data management oversight activities for research studies. The Senior Data Manager works as an integral part of a cross-functional team through the lifecycle of the research study from design through final analysis and study closeout. The Senior Data Manager is responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the study data in the electronic database and serves as primary point of contact with internal and external project teams on all aspects of data collection.

  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams and facilitates the design, documentation, testing and implementation of clinical data collection studies in an electronic data capture (EDC) system
  • Creates and/or reviews study-specific electronic or paper Case Report Forms (CRFs) using prior knowledge, protocol-specific information, and departmental standards
  • Work efficiently to incorporate core clinical team input and produce CRFs in a timely manner
  • Determines data collection requirements based on the study protocol and system knowledge, makes recommendations based on previous experience
  • Proactively identifies potential data management issues/risks and recommends/implements solution
  • Manages data collection and data validation at participating clinical sites
  • Manages training documentation and provides oversight of system user access, may serve as resource for troubleshooting system issues
  • Creates and/or reviews study data management documents (e.g. Data Management Handbook, Data Management Plan, Data Validation Plan, EDC System User's Guide, EDC Training and Certification Documents)
  • Independently monitors own activities and project status for successful project deliverables according to timelines
  • Manages data reports and creates data summaries or presentations as applicable
  • Manages the development of the data validation plan and ensures associated edit checks are completed in accordance with project timelines
  • Manages and reconciles data obtained through Electronic Medical Records (EMR) integration, commercially available EDC systems, or other external data sources
  • Performs data review and query identification/resolution, manages data quality metrics for a protocol or project
  • Attends and contributes to project and functional group meetings, may serve as DM representative on external calls as required
  • Mentors staff on project-specific clinical data management processes, provides data management expertise at a project level
  • May provide direct line support for DM staff. For direct reports:
  • Collaboratively conducts performance and compensation review activities with the applicable project leader or designee
  • Responsible for addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems
  • Ensures DM salary and bonus equity compliance
  • Approves timesheets, expense reports, and leave requests

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a public health, clinical, science, technical, or related discipline; equivilent combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Incumbent typically will possess at least 6 years of progressive data management experience (or Master's degree and 4 years) and good understanding of clinical research and/or data management processes
  • Knowledge of GCP and applicable regulatory guidelines
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry and/or contract research organization preferred
  • Experience in clinical electronic data capture (EDC) systems preferred

  • Knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Proven data management skills
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated, reliable team member
  • Strong attention to detail and flexible

Emmes is a federal government contractor and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Individuals with medical conditions or sincerely religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

Why work at Emmes?

At Emmes, your actions and hard work will have a direct impact on public health initiatives, both globally and in our local communities with opportunities for volunteerism through our Emmes Cares community engagement program. We offer a competitive benefits package focused on the health and needs of our growing workforce, including:

  • Unlimited Approved Leave

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • 401k & Profit Sharing Plan
  • Work From Home Anywhere in the US

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

  • Casual Dress Code & Work Environment


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.


The Emmes Company, LLC established in 1977, is a privately owned Clinical Research Organization (CRO).  We are a public health focused company that is growing and adding staff regularly in many areas including clinical operations, data management, bio statistics, project management, and regulatory as well as corporate positions to support our project needs.  We are committed to ensuring that our newly hired staff receive a positive virtual on-boarding experience and the support they need to effectively work remotely.  Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Emmes employs over seven hundred staff worldwide with offices located in Frederick, Maryland, Tysons Corner, Virginia, Vancouver, Canada and Bangalore, India.  Ranked as a top area workplace of choice by the Washington Post, Emmes fosters an environment of collaboration, professional growth, and exceptional work life balance. 

Our studies impact public health initiatives on a global scale occurring in more than sixty countries spanning across six continents. We are dedicated to providing statistical and epidemiological expertise, computer systems deployment, data management, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support to clients engaged in biomedical research.   Emmes offers support for the entire process of clinical trials from study design and protocol development through data analysis and manuscript generation. 

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