Coordinator of Scientific Projects

Rockville, Maryland
May 15, 2018
May 16, 2018
Full Time

The EMMES Corporation, established in 1977, is a privately-owned Contract Research Organization (CRO). Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland Emmes employs over six hundred staff worldwide with offices located in Frederick, Maryland, 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.

Primary Purpose

Emmes is seeking a Coordinator of Scientific Projects to assist with various tasks in support of cancer clinical trials and scientific studies related to those trials, including working with laboratory scientists and oncologists to develop specimen-based, pre-clinical, and clinical research studies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating scientific working groups and committees of cancer researchers.

  • Scheduling conference calls and meetings for these working groups and committees.

  • Following up on existing action items, including sending reminders, to keep their projects on track.Project management skills are key.

  • Independently identifying, anticipating, prioritizing, and following up on new action items needed to advance projects towards their goals.

  • Gathering information and materials from investigators for cancer research-related activities.

  • Organizing and compiling materials for conference calls and in-person meetings of cancer researchers.

  • Writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and workflows to establish new processes, for example related to the review of scientific studies by committees.Refining these SOPs as processes are implemented.

  • Writing scientific summaries of calls/meetings pertaining to cancer research.An ability to identify and succinctly list the action items stemming from these calls/meetings is key.

  • Compiling and distilling scientific information, such as results of PubMed searches.

Primary Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a science or health-related field required, Master’s degree preferred.

  • Experience in an Oncology clinical research trials environment preferred.

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of biology.

  • Good writing skills, including the ability to write succinctly, articulately, and professionally.

  • Good oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a team.Projects involve large groups of researchers across several sites.Ability to communicate well with team members is a must.

  • Project management skills, including ability to anticipate and prioritize next steps.

  • Independent worker.

  • Ability to format documents for consistent, professional appearance.


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The EMMES Corporation 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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