In-house Clinical Research Associate

Rockville, Maryland
Mar 22, 2019
Mar 25, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time

The Emmes Corporation is searching for in-house Clinical Research Associates. 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 women-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.

Primary Purpose

The in-house Clinical Research Associate in collaboration with project teams is responsible for planning, monitoring, and coordinating clinical research studies at external study sites. As part of these activities, the in-house Clinical Research Associate may also perform remote assessment of site activities, in addition to, onsite Investigator/site training, site qualification, initiation, interim, for cause, pharmacy and close out site monitoring visits. The in-house Clinical Research Associate works closely with internal project team members to plan and support coordination of research at participating clinical sites, especially during the study start up phase. This goal is achieved by evaluating study documentation with compliance with regulatory requirements, ICH guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), the study protocol and research objectives of the clinical trial. This position will be office-based at the Emmes Rockville location. Travel is initially expected to be less than ~25% each month and may include international travel, dependent upon project assignment.


    Possesses detailed and current knowledge of the study protocol, site monitoring plan, study manuals, Good Clinical Practices and Code of Federal Regulations and local country regulatory requirements Collects, reviews, maintains and/or provides required regulatory documents to designated sponsor or project representative. Review includes assessment of completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulatory and local agency requirements Communicates and coordinates effectively with internal project staff members, site staff, sponsors, clients and other external colleagues Reviews, coordinates, contributes to and processes project documents and required reports, such as study protocol documents and consent forms, SAE, project and protocol deviation reports, accrual and other study status and/or study website reports Reviews and contributes to the development and/or modification of study and project materials, such as Manual of Operating Procedures (MOPs), Monitoring Plans, User Guides and Data Management Handbooks Attends and participates in sponsor, project and functional group meetings Schedules and completes training in accordance with project needs and Emmes travel policies


    Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent experience; combination of training and experience will be taken under consideration Prior clinical research coordinator experience preferred Basic understanding of regulatory obligations for a Clinical Research Associate and relevant ICH guidelines Skilled in prioritization, problem-solving, organization, critical thinking, decision-making, time management and planning activities Self-motivated and high attention detail required Ability to collaborate with internal and external colleagues and work well in team-oriented setting Excellent oral and written communication; exceptional interpersonal skills Self-starter with ability to work remotely with a high degree of independence Skilled in data management/computer proficient in Microsoft Office


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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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