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.
The Clinical Systems Analyst (CSA) is the liaison between the project team and the programming team. The CSA is responsible for managing a project’s software development life cycle, assisting with implementation, configuration, training and support of Emmes’ suite of software products for project needs, ensuring that requirements and specifications for systems are documented accurately and communicated to the programming group and project team, and assuring validation and 21 CFR Part 11 adherence. The CSA provides consultation on software products, IT needs and process improvements.
Manage a project’s software development life cycle for Emmes’ suite of software products. This includes developing timelines and coordinating and leading release meetings.
Communicate and liaise between the IT staff and project staff to ensure mutual understanding with regards to protocol workflow, technical requirements, time lines, system functionality, system capabilities, and new product features.
Provide domain expertise with Emmes’ suite of software products
Elicit requirements and write functional and configuration requirements for systems
Evaluate requirements and determine feasibility based on system capabilities
Research and propose efficient and economical solutions
Create test plans and test scripts for functional requirements
Troubleshoot system issues
Prioritize and manage project technical issues and ensure timely completion
Maintain comprehensive documentation in accordance with corporate SOPs and ensure Good Documentation Practice
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in information systems and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience
Strong computer and analytical skills
Previous experience with requirements documentation and systems testing preferred
Attention to detail is a necessity
Technical understanding of operating system and database concepts, and application troubleshooting experience preferred
Knowledge of principles and methods of systems and application implementation, configuration management and maintenance, database management
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact with people of all technical levels
Excellent interpersonal skills, especially the ability to advocate, negotiate, listen and collaborate with a variety of individuals and groups
Ability to work both independently and in a complex team environment
Ability to manage multiple tasks
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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.