Regulatory eTMF & Publishing Specialist

Rockville, Maryland
Sep 05, 2018
Sep 14, 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 provide 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

The Regulatory eTMF & Publishing 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.

This position will where needed perform publishing of other regulatory documents in the eCTD format. This will involve tasks such as hypertext linking, bookmarking, converting documents to PDF, and submitting to agencies via the FDA’s electronic gateway.


    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 follows 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 Participates on department teams or task forces to establish publishing timelines Prepare regulatory documents in the eCTD format Prepare documents for publishing by creating external hypertext links, bookmarks, and convert documents to PDF

    Bachelor’s degree from a university is preferred; however, the combination of experience and training will be taken under consideration Minimum 1 year industry experience focused in relevant document management activities (e.g., Records Information Management, Library Sciences, etc.) 1 year or more of experience with electronic Trial Master Files (eTMF) solutions is a plus Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and TMF governing regulations, such as DIA Reference Model Basic understanding of records management requirements in Drug Development Experience with coordinating document management activities performed by third parties, such as clinical vendors Prior publishing experience preferred Experience with publishing tools preferred Knowledge of clinical research concepts and able to work in a team environment Excellent organizational and planning skills Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with management and peers 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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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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