Project Manager

Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Sep 05, 2018
Closes
Sep 06, 2018
Industry
Science
Hours
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 offer statistical support for the entire process of clinical trials from study design and protocol development through data analysis and manuscript generation. Emmes is seeking a Project Manager

Project

The Macular Telangiectasia Project (MacTel) is an international clinical trials group to support innovative trials for macular telangiectasia. MacTel is composed of over 20 Clinical Trials Sites worldwide. Retinal telangiectasis refers to a group of uncommon, idiopathic, retinal vascular abnormalities affecting the retinal capillaries in which irregular capillary dilation and incompetence occur in the macula with or without vascular changes in the retinal periphery. The condition is characterized by slow vision loss beginning at adulthood that becomes progressively debilitating, but rarely leads to total blindness. The pathogenesis of macular telangiectasia is unknown. At present, there are no known treatments to prevent, ameliorate, or slow the progression of the disease.

Emmes serves as the Coordinating Center for the Natural History Study, the Extension of the Phase I and Phase II trials, and the Phase III international multi-center clinical trial to assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor (CTNF), a class of molecules that has been demonstrated to slow the loss of photoreceptor cells during retinal degeneration. These studies involve implanting a capsule into the vitreous of the eye that secretes the CNTF, thus making the molecules available to the photoreceptor cells of the retina.

Responsibilities

  • Key role as team leader in project planning, implementation, and problem solving
  • Track study milestones and deliverables, ensure high quality of deliverables
  • Liaise with the study sponsor and internal team members to meet timelines
  • Oversee work completed by internal team members
  • Review data edit checks and queries produced by the study data manager
  • Provide critical review of study materials
  • Utilize project management tools and practices to complete tasks and report activities
Experience

    Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline preferred Minimum 4-6 years of experience in clinical research Strong data management/computer skills; experience with CRF design, EDC systems, or other web based data collection systems helpful Prior Ophthalmology research experience preferred Prior experience in mentoring/training new or junior staff is a plus Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with internal and external clients and colleagues Skills in prioritization, organization, and time management High attention to detail, ability to multi-task and collaborative

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

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