Intern (Vaccine and Infectious Disease)
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 PurposeThe EMMES Corporation is seeking a Summer Intern currently enrolled in a degreed program, preferably as a rising senior with an interest in securing a regular full-time staff position upon graduation. The Summer Intern will be provided applied learning opportunities with meaningful real-life, hands-on work experience in support of improving public health. This is a full-time paid internship at up to 40 hours per week; the internship commences on May 28, 2019 and will be completed on August 16, 2019. Interns at Emmes perform a variety of research, database and clerical duties of a routine and technical nature to support project staff in compiling clinical research data. Interns at Emmes are primarily responsible for the collection, aggregation, and analysis of data. Interns may carry out other duties such as data entry along with administrative duties including filing and photocopying. Interns at Emmes are provided with informal and formal mentorship opportunities with a strong focus on building work skills, with a goal of future placement as a full-time regular staff upon graduation. This position will support one or more studies within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease (VID) research team that provides data management and statistical support for more than 200 clinical research studies, domestically and internationally. The VID group supports infectious disease research across a wide range of disease areas, including: Malaria, Tuberculosis, Influenza, Ebola, MRSA, STI and Enteric pathogens, and emerging infectious diseases. VID supports Phase 1-4 clinical trials investigating vaccines and treatments for bacterial, viral, and parasitic agents, as well as epidemiological studies. Primary services include statistical design and analysis; bioinformatics support; implementation of Emmes’ proprietary software for electronic data collection, data management, and electronic specimen tracking; preparation of study-related materials and web site development; generation of safety, regulatory, and final reports and manuscripts; clinical site training, assessment, and technical assistance; and study communication and collaboration. Responsibilities
Responsibilities may include assisting with the generation and review of technical reports and documents including work with data tables, figures and listings
Participate in inputting and managing data for clinical trials
Perform data audits and quality control review of databases, web sites and spreadsheets
Provide administrative and coordination support including copying, filing and other related tasks
Attend and contribute to team meetings, including working to set and achieve project timelines and deliverables
Apply and/or learn relevant work skills towards assignments to prepare for potential future hire within a relevant research area of Emmes
Perform other duties as assigned
Current enrollment in an accredited degree program; rising senior status with an interest in returning to Emmes as a future full-time regular staff member strongly preferred
Ability to apply problem solving, organizational and analytical skills both within group and individual settings
Demonstrated high attention to detail along with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workloads
Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 products and basic office equipment including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, Copying, and Scanning
Strong oral and written communication skills including writing, proofing, and editing
Previous Clinical Research and/or Public Health experience within an academic or professional work environment desired
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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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