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Senior Clinical Research Associate - Remote

The Emmes Company, LLC
Rockville, Maryland
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Analyst, Research
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Senior Clinical Research Associate

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 Clinical Research Associate is responsible for monitoring clinical research study sites, either on-site at investigative sites or remotely, to ensure clinical trials are conducted, recorded, and reported in accordance with the protocol, standard operating procedures (SOPs), ICH GCP, and all applicable regulatory requirements. The Senior CRA will conduct monitoring visits and activities in accordance with Emmes SOPs, applicable regulations, and ICH GCP. Up to 80% travel to research sites or between corporate locations is required. Travel may include international travel dependent upon project assignment. Please note that positions that require travel for Emmes must be able to provide proof of being fully vaccinated.

  • Under minimal supervision, independently schedules and conducts remote and on-site monitoring visits such as qualification/pre-study visits, site initiation visits, interim/routine monitoring visits, closeout visits, and for-cause visits
  • As part of the site visits, independently conducts Informed Consent (ICF) review, source data verification/source document review, review for compliance with required reporting/tracking of adverse events and protocol deviations, investigator site file review, laboratory tour and specimen storage assessment, pharmacy/Investigational Product (IP)/Investigational Device (ID) storage location tour and storage condition assessment, IP/ID accountability, facilities tours, and other activities per the site monitoring plan
  • Documents observations and monitoring activities in a site visit report at the conclusion of the visit with minimal feedback by the report reviewer
  • Facilitates and oversees Action Item resolution post visit
  • Helps ensure that clinical sites are conducting the study in compliance with protocol/clinical investigational plan, SOPs, ICH GCP, and other applicable regulations
  • Provides training and retraining to site staff including protocol, GCP/GDP, and other training under direction from the project CRA staff oversight lead
  • Identifies areas requiring follow-up and improvement at each clinical study site and reports findings to project CRA staff oversight lead
  • Ensures all visits are conducted according to country regulations, ICH GCP, and company standard operating procedures
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  • Serves as point of contact for study site personnel to answer questions and resolve study-related issues under direction of the project CRA staff oversight lead
  • Prepares for and attends project team meetings and provides updates on project status and site-specific performance
  • May assist with the development and/or review of study-related materials including protocols, informed consent forms, monitoring plan, monitoring documents, etc.
  • Assists in preparing sites for audits and may provide support and cooperation during audits/inspections (including translation to Auditor if needed)
  • May assist with submission of applications/notifications to Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Ethics Committee (EC)/Regulatory Authority
  • May assist with site recruitment oversight activities such as developing focused patient recruitment strategies and action plans

  • Bachelor's degree (scientific discipline preferred) or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2 - 3 years of relevant monitoring experience (on-site and remote)
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 80%
    • Positions that require travel for Emmes must be able to provide proof of being fully vaccinated
  • Expertise in clinical research operations, including interpretation and implementation of country regulations/ICH guidelines
  • Exceptional level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work on varying projects and exercise critical thinking with minimal oversight
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Expertise in prioritization, problem-solving, organization, critical thinking, decision-making, time management, and planning activities
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external colleagues and work well in team-oriented setting
  • Ability to work remotely with a high degree of independence
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite

Emmes only requires all US new hires in the following job categories to be fully vaccinated before their first day of employment: (i) Clinical Research Associates (CRAs), (ii) Associate CRAs, and (iii) all CRA line managers. All new hires may also be required to comply with other COVID-19 health and safety protocols, such as masking or testing. Emmes complies with all applicable laws regarding reasonable accommodations or exemptions for religious, medical, or other legally protected reasons.

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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