Regulatory Document Specialist

Rockville, MD
Oct 02, 2017
Oct 03, 2017
Full Time

The EMMES Corporation, organized in 1977, is a privately owned Contract Research Organization (CRO) located in Rockville, Maryland. Emmes is dedicated to providing statistical and epidemiological expertise, computer systems development, data management, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support to clients engaged in clinical and biomedical research. Emmes is seeking a Regulatory Document Specialist.

The Regulatory Document Specialist is responsible for the overall management and quality maintenance of essential clinical trial and other designated documents, including the set up and maintenance of the Trial Master File (TMF), with a strong focus on ensuring that routine document management operations are performed with adherence with SOPs (Project and Corporate) and ICH/GCP/regulatory guidelines. This position plays a key role in both paper and electronic TMF system management, by filing, organizing and maintaining paper and/or digital records and coordinating the document management activities performed by third parties, such as vendors, clinical sites, collaborators, as well as other internal and external team members, as required.

Primary Responsibilities

    Performs key TMF system administrator role and duties in accordance with the company guidelines and work instructions (e.g., TMF set-up, quality management, reports and metrics, TMF quality control (QC)/ quality assurance (QA) activities, etc.) Accountable for the overall TMF quality and completion, including appropriate document filing and maintenance, cross-functional document coordination, including third party documents and TMF tracking and reporting to internal and external customers Ensures the TMF file structure is in compliance with applicable company approved TMF configuration, with reference to ICH Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice, Good Documentation Practices and the DIA TMF Reference Model, as required Ensures that all new and updated record information is accurately entered in the appropriate records management databases, such as TMF, for inspection readiness and highest quality of document governance Ensures that all assigned records are maintained in accordance with the company eTMF and/or other electronic data room storage SOPs, processes and data structure Performs advanced searches and develops routine and complex management reports and metrics, as requested Assists project staff in tracking that essential documents are received and maintained across assigned studies and sites Verifies receipt, reviews for identification and consistency, sorts, separates, photocopies, prints, scans, indexes, labels, and files a variety of clinical, regulatory and other non-clinical documents, as assigned Ensures customer requests for retrieval, reproduction, and re-filing of requested records or electronic images (e.g. PDF, jpeg) are met in a timely manner Manages activities for off-site archival of clinical and regulatory records Actively participates and may lead vendor evaluation and selection process (e.g., Off-site Storage, Printing, etc.) Represent Regulatory Document Management at team meetings, may lead teams and participates in collaborative efforts and plays an important cross-functional role, cross-department role in records and document management Develops and maintains company’s digital records/TMF training materials and guidelines and performs training and/or coaching of new and existing staff as required May supervise and/or mentor less experienced Regulatory Document Specialist personnel Participates on department teams or task forces to improve company’s processes and procedures

    Bachelor’s degree from a university is preferred; however, the combination of experience and training will be taken under consideration 4-6 years industry experience with 3 years relevant document management experience (e.g, Records Information Management, library sciences, etc.) 1 year or more of experience with electronic Trial Master Files (eTMF) solutions highly preferred Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and TMF governing regulations, such as DIA Reference Model Thorough understanding of records management requirements in Drug Development Experience with coordinating document management activities performed by third parties, such as clinical vendors Knowledge of clinical research concepts and able to work in a team environment Experience in line-management and/or mentoring less experienced staff Excellent organizational and planning skills Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with management, peers, and subordinates Excellent written and verbal skills required Display strong analytical and problem solving skills Attention to detail required

Emmes has an outstanding benefits package including: generous tuition reimbursement, professional development and training programs.


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