Information Specialist-Scientific Coordinator
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 PurposeEmmes is seeking an Information Specialist-Scientific Project Coordinator to assist with various tasks in support of cancer clinical trials and scientific studies related to those trials, including working with laboratory scientists and oncologists to develop drug development research plans to include archive management, data sharing and project management for a precision medicine cancer trial.
Coordinating scientific working groups and committees of cancer researchers
Scheduling conference calls and meetings for these working groups and committees
Creating and maintaining various documents (e.g., drug development slide sets) required for the success of these working groups and committees
Following up on existing action items, including sending reminders, to keep their projects on track Project management skills are key
Independently identifying, anticipating, prioritizing, and following up on new action items needed to advance projects towards their goals
Gathering and compiling information and materials from investigators for cancer research-related activities
Organizing and preparing materials for conference calls and in-person meetings of cancer researchers
Writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and workflows to establish new processes, for example related to the review of scientific studies by committees; refining these SOPs as processes are implemented
Writing scientific summaries of calls/meetings pertaining to cancer research; an ability to identify and succinctly list the action items stemming from these calls/meetings is key
Abstracting, compiling, and synthesizing information from cancer clinical trial protocol documents, cancer clinical trial manuscripts, and cancer clinical trial databases
Reviewing clinical trial data sets for quality control for data sharing
Performing administrative tasks associated with a data sharing platform
Bachelor’s degree in a science or health-related field with 2 years of related work experience required or master’s degree with demonstrated knowledge of scientific research
Strong understanding and knowledge of biology; experience in an Oncology clinical research trials environment preferred
Ability to collaborate with internal and external customers and work well in a team-oriented setting
Flexibility and the ability to switch among competing tasks and priorities
Must be organized, detail oriented, and have excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to format documents for consistent, professional appearance
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PubMed, and Endnotes is desirable
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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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