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CIRB Coordinator

The Emmes Company, LLC
Rockville, Maryland
Closing date
Oct 21, 2023

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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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CIRB Coordinator

US Remote

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

In support of the National Cancer Institute's Central Institutional Review Board (NCI CIRB), Emmes provides logistical and IT support in addition to ongoing monitoring and review of scientific, ethical, and regulatory compliance in human subject research projects for NCI's Clinical Trials Programs. The IRB Coordinator will support the established NCI CIRB.


  • Provide regulatory, administrative, and logistical support before, during and after convened IRB meetings
  • Assist in development of new and revision of existing policies and procedures in support of the CIRB
  • Maintain and update the regulatory file database and electronic IRB submission system
  • Review all submissions for completion and identify regulatory concerns prior to review by the CIRB
  • Work with the IRB Chair(s) and members to ensure that all submissions to the IRB(s) are reviewed and acted upon in a timely manner in accordance with CIRB SOPs
  • Monitor and ensure the progress of study submissions through the approval pathway
  • Manage communications between the IRB, NCI, Study Chairs, and CIRB Operations Office
  • Serve as a resource to the research community and NCI human research protection program, particularly with regards to questions on preparing submissions and compliance with CIRB SOPs
  • File regulatory documents appropriately to maintain accurate and complete records of all IRB activities
  • Assist in the development of tools and educational resources to support the CIRB's review of research
  • Coordinate expedited review of eligible submissions
  • Communicate CIRB determinations to relevant parties
  • Assist in answering Helpdesk queries related to CIRB activity as needed
  • Assist with additional tasks, as needed


  • Minimum 2 years' IRB experience.
    • Oncology clinical trial environment preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree and CIP credential preferred.
  • Knowledge of the federal laws and regulations governing the conduct of research with human subjects (21 CFR 50 and 45 CFR 46).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with others one-on-one and as part of a team.
  • Ability to set priorities and maintain a high level of organization while managing large volumes of information and multiple deadlines.
  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to learn and use complex computer systems/databases.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in reporting the actions of the IRB are essential.

Emmes requires all US based Clinical Research Associate new hires to be fully vaccinated before their first day of employment. 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.


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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