Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Rockville, Maryland
Apr 05, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Full Time

The Emmes Corporation is searching for a Regulatory Affairs 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 Affairs Specialist is responsible for coordinating the regulatory aspects of multiple projects, investigational products, and study phases, and works with the project teams to provide support regarding the preparation and submission of documentation to regulatory agencies worldwide requirements and to ensure clinical trials are conducted according to Federal and International standards, as applicable. Regulatory oversight includes monitoring for and contributing to resolution of compliance issues.


    Participates in the development of regulatory strategies to advance new drugs, biologics, and devices through the clinical trial and licensure process, including participation in and preparations for pre-IND meetings, the preparation of IND/CTA submissions, and drafting marketing applications (NDA, BLA, 510k, PMA, etc.) Obtains and reviews for compliance with applicable regulations pertinent information and documentation for regulatory applications from outside sources (e.g., nonclinical reports, Investigator Brochures, Quality information, etc.) Participates in development and review of protocols, informed consent documents, investigational plans, Investigator Brochures, nonclinical and clinical data summaries, manufacturing information, and safety monitoring procedures Prepares, tracks and maintains regulatory submissions, filing routine amendments and correspondence with the regulatory authorities, including Annual Reports Provides guidance for and participates as necessary in submissions to Institutional Review Boards/Ethics Committees Establishes timelines for the drafting, review and submission of required information from key individuals for each application, allowing sufficient time to compile information and prepare reports Works closely within regulatory and with project teams to develop and maintain regulatory document templates including those for informed consent/ assent, IND/IDE Annual Reports, and templates for documents to be collected as part of the Trial Master File (i.e., Financial Disclosure Forms) Tracks regulatory activities and communicates status to project team and external stakeholders. Provides guidance and applicable documentation for transfer of Sponsor regulatory obligations to Emmes Reviews and contributes to project-required reports (e.g., contract reports) Provides oversight and expertise in the establishment of Trial Master Files (TMFs) for studies conducted both domestically and internationally Participates in regular project team meetings and functional group meetings, providing input on regulatory issues regarding clinical trial conduct and the status of regulatory filings Communicates and coordinates effectively with internal and external clients and colleagues Provides recommendations for process improvements Participates in project process improvement and corporate quality assurance activities through Internal Quality Audit Team (IQAT), corporate SOP development, and project work instructions and Compliance/Variance table development, participation of internal and external audits, and professional development activities Demonstrates understanding of project and corporate SOPs by producing work in compliance with SOPs Maintains documentation required by corporate and project SOPs


    Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent experience; combination of training and experience will be taken under consideration Possess at least 3 years’ experience as a Regulatory Associate or Regulatory Specialist Possess a working knowledge and understanding of ICH, GCP and relevant regulatory agency requirements domestically and internationally Direct experience in drafting, filing, and maintaining applications with FDA Two years of direct experience in processing FDA product submissions or GMP compliance documents and experience in evaluating scientific data and reports preferred Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) or equivalent preferred Must be organized, detail oriented, and have excellent written and oral communication skills Can work independently (be self-motivated) and within a complex team environment Excellent skills in prioritization, problem solving, organization, decision-making, time management and planning Ability to multi-task and prioritize, including across multiple projects and subject areas Have strong skills in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook Experience working both on HHS-funded and Industry funded clinical studies is a plus


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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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