Outreach Coordinator

Rockville, Maryland
Feb 28, 2019
Mar 01, 2019
Full Time
The Emmes Corporation is searching for an Outreach Coordinator, located in our Rockville, Maryland office, to assist with Patient Engagement and Outreach Sub-committee for the Cure Sickle Cell Disease Initiative. Emmes has offices located at the below locations and throughout the greater Washington, DC area with flexibility for office location preference, dependent upon position.

The Emmes Corporation, established in 1977, is a woman-owned, private Contract Research Organization (CRO). Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Emmes employs over six 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.


The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership in research, training, and education to prevent and treat heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. The NHLBI is convening a Cure Sickle Cell Disease Initiative (CureSCi), aimed at finding innovative ways to support discovery and development of efficacious genetic therapeutic approaches and bringing them to scale in clinical populations to accelerate identification of curative treatments for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Emmes serves as the Coordinating Center (CC) for the CureSCi and is partnering with NHLBI to engage key stakeholders of the Initiative.


    Outreach and communication with clinics/health centers that serve patients with SCD, advocacy groups and individuals affected by SCD to build and maintain relationships with the Initiative Assist with coordinating efforts aimed at increasing Initiative collaboration across various key stakeholders Outline the Education and Outreach goals and the ongoing efforts of the Initiative for key stakeholders and the patient population Plan and conduct patient and provider listening sessions and/or focus groups and effectively consolidate and communicate information received Participation at conference and resource fair booths to field questions regarding the Initiative Preparation and follow up with project activities (calls, web seminars, workshops, symposiums) Attend and participate in weekly internal staff meetings for project updates and task assignments Attend project meetings and teleconference with NHLBI as necessary Attend scientific meetings and various conferences on behalf of the Initiative Act in the capacity of an integral, core member of the Initiative’s Patient Engagement and Outreach Sub-committee Assist in the preparation of Patient Engagement and Outreach sub-committee conference calls and meeting minutes Assist in the preparation of project-required reports, including drafting and updating activity metrics as they pertain to patient engagement and outreach Assist in writing, editing, and tracking project-related publications and educational materials Provide patient education and clinical care perspectives to the project Ensure adherence to project and corporate standard operating procedures (SOPs), as well as Federal Regulations and ICH/GCP in maintaining data integrity and quality throughout the project

    Bachelor’s degree, preferable in a scientific discipline Minimum one year of experience in a patient care setting Experience in clinical trials research preferred Prior experience with sickle cell disease is preferred Must be patient-oriented Ability to dissect inquiries and provide clear and concise responses Excellent ability to communicate complex issues in a scientifically sound and understandable way, particularly as relates to conveying information to patients, caregivers and family members Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with internal and external clients and colleagues Skills in prioritization, problem solving, organization, decision making, time management and planning Ability to do domestic travel 1 to 3 days approximately 1-2 times per month Ability to work as a team member and function on a cross-functional team


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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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