Project Manager - Drug Development (Remote)

Rockville, Maryland
Mar 18, 2023
Apr 16, 2023
Full Time
Project Manager - Drug Development

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

Please note: This is not a Clinical Project Manager position. The PM will be responsible for the management of several key PM Knowledge Areas. The scope of these duties will span all phases of the project: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Controlling, and Closing. The job will support the Project Director (the Clinical Research/Project Manager), the Project Team and Project Leadership.


  • Day-to-day management of schedules, budgets, resources, risks, and vendors for multiple mid-size projects or one large project.
    • Develop and maintain project and study timelines, including scenario analysis, to ensure all project deliverables remain on-time
    • Ensure effective budget management, exhibiting close control of spend and accurate forecasting
    • Manage project resources ensuring leveling across all project phases
    • Identify risks and manage their appropriate response and strategies, escalating to leadership as appropriate
    • Provide oversight and management of all vendors per associated project contracts, including timelines, quality and deliverables
  • Provide status and progress reports on all aspects of the projects
  • Builds and maintains relationships with customers, vendors and other departments
  • Ensure quality-by-design in meeting all sponsor, corporate, and regulatory requirements
  • Maintain all non-essential documentation in relation to the management of the projects
  • Ensure update of study information into study management systems by the appropriate team members
  • Provide input into business development activities, as needed
  • Provide active engagement in continuous improvement of Project Management processes, methods, tools, documents and best practices, adding value to the business and meeting client expectations
  • Provides coaching and mentoring to less experienced project managers
  • Conduct effective Gap Analysis

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum 4 years of experience in project management, preferably in the drug development arena
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem-solving and initiative to learn new skills
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Program Management experience a significant bonus
  • Effective leadership of teams through influence and negotiation
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to foster collaborative relationships
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Skilled in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and MS Project

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 Retirement 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.

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