Regulatory eTMF Document Specialist

Rockville, Maryland
Feb 14, 2019
Feb 15, 2019
Full Time
The Emmes Corporation is searching for a Regulatory eTMF Document Specialist located in our Frederick or Rockville, Maryland office. 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 privately-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 Regulatory eTMF Document 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 also be responsible for IND support where needed, which includes writing cover letters, assemble paper submissions and maintain version control of some documents. Follow-up with finalizing key deliverables as well as tracking and recording Regulatory activity will be part of this position.


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 Support IND and protocol activity and maintain tracking systems where necessary 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 document deliverables Prepare regulatory documents for submissions, including cover letters Experience

Bachelor’s degree from a university is preferred; however, the combination of experience and training will be taken under consideration Minimum 3 years’ industry experience with 3 years’ relevant document management experience (e.g, Records Information Management, library sciences, etc.) 1 year or more of experience with electronic Trial Master Files (eTMF) solutions highly preferred Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and TMF governing regulations, such as DIA Reference Model Thorough understanding of records management requirements in Drug Development Experience with coordinating document management activities performed by third parties, such as clinical vendors Prior CRO experience preferred Knowledge of clinical research concepts and able to work in a team environment Experience in line-management and/or mentoring less experienced staff Excellent organizational and planning skills Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with management, peers, and subordinates Excellent written and verbal skills required Display strong analytical and problem solving skills Attention to detail required


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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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