Mid-Level Data Manager/Protocol Monitor (Vaccine & Infectious Disease)

Rockville, Maryland
Nov 07, 2019
Nov 15, 2019
Full Time
The Emmes Company, LLC is a private Contract Research Organization (CRO) headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. Emmes employs over six hundred fifty staff worldwide with offices located in Frederick, Maryland; McLean, 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 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. Emmes is seeking an experienced Data Manager/Protocol Monitor to support its group of Vaccine and Infectious Disease studies.


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; data management; implementation of Emmes' proprietary software for electronic data collection 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.


The Data Manager/Protocol Monitor (DM/PM) is responsible for completing study-specific data management activities in accordance with Good Clinical Practices and other relevant guidelines. The DM/PM works as an integral part of a multidisciplinary project team through the lifecycle of the clinical study, from study design through final analysis. The DM/PM produces study materials to ensure the appropriate data are collected and is responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the study data. Data management deliverables include data collection forms, electronic case report forms, data integrity checks, manuals of procedure, and data collection guidelines. The DM/PM also performs quality control of data utilized in safety and analysis reports. An experienced DM/PM will be expected to apply previous experience with database design (either clinical or non-clinical) to quickly learn Emmes' proprietary systems for eCRF development and query generation. An experienced DM/PM is also expected to work independently to extract required data collection elements from the protocol to develop data collection forms, develop supplemental study documents, and coordinate study report generation. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, a team player, a clear communicator, and able to multi-task.


  • Work in a team environment to collect, manage, and report on data collected from clinical studies
  • Develop data collection forms, manual of procedures, and other supplemental study documents based on the study protocol and project standards
  • Develop, generate, manage, and distribute data queries and reports to clinical sites
  • Coordinate report generation and contribute to the quality and accuracy of reports for the duration of the trial
  • Frequent internal and external communication required (both written and oral)
  • Internal communication with the study team - including project management, statistical, programming, and administrative staff - to lead and coordinate project activities
  • Internal communication with the software development team regarding data system requirements
  • External communication with study coordinators and investigators to provide training, address questions, and ensure completeness and correctness of study data and compliance with the protocol
  • External communication with the study investigators and sponsor to ensure completion and quality of overall clinical objectives
  • Ensure adherence to project and corporate standard operating procedures (SOPs), as well as federal and ICH guidelines in maintaining data integrity and quality throughout a clinical study
  • Contribute to and comply with project standardization efforts
  • Duties may include medical writing, as well as planning and implementing QC steps, such as checking tables, figures, and listings; verifying data entry; reviewing data files; and reconciling text and tables


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree required (scientific discipline preferred)
  • 2+ years of experience in data management and/or database design required (experience in a clinical research setting is a plus)
  • Experience translating data needs into effectively written requirements for database design
  • Experience identifying and applying data querying criteria to complex datasets
  • Experience in infectious disease research is a plus


  • Strong attention to detail is required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with external clients and colleagues
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new software packages
  • Skills in prioritization, problem solving, organization, decision-making, time management, and planning
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team-based environment
  • Ideal candidate will be receptive to direction and feedback from others on their team
  • Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, demonstrating initiative and critical thinking skills in managing daily tasks and identifying process improvements


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The Emmes Company, LLC 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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