Scientific Project Coordinator/Project Manager

Rockville, Maryland
Oct 07, 2020
Nov 06, 2020
Full Time
The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is searching for a Scientific Project Coordinator/Project Manager based out of our Rockville, Maryland, Frederick, Maryland and/or Tysons Corner, Virginia office. Emmes provides flexibility for the office location or work remote preference dependent upon position.

Emmes is a Contract Research Organization (CRO). Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Emmes employs over seven 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

Emmes is seeking a Scientific Project Coordinator/Project Manager to assist with various tasks in support of cancer clinical trials and scientific studies related to those trials, including working with oncologists and laboratory scientists to develop and implement clinical research, specimen-based, and pre-clinical research studies, including studies of COVID-19 in cancer patients.

  • Coordinating scientific working groups and committees of cancer researchers
  • Creating and maintaining various documents required for the success of these working groups and committees (e.g., progress tracking)
  • 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
  • Scheduling conference calls and meetings for these working groups and committees
  • Following up on existing action items, including sending reminders, to keep 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
  • Assisting with the development and execution of agreements documents, such as human material transfer agreements (HMTAs), Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs), and Conflict of Interest (COI) forms as needed
  • Understanding, synthesizing, and reviewing information from cancer clinical trial protocol documents, cancer clinical trial manuscripts, and cancer clinical trial databases
  • Use of collaborative websites (for example, SharePoint) if needed
  • Assisting with abstracts and/or manuscripts (writing, editing, formatting) as needed

  • Bachelor's degree required (Masters degree preferred) in a scientific discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of research experience, preferred clinical trials experience
  • Knowledge of biology
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PubMed, and Endnotes is desirable
  • Good writing skills, including the ability to write succinctly, articulately, and professionally
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team, but in an independent fashion. Projects involve large groups of researchers across several sites. Ability to collaborate with all levels of team members is a must
  • Strong Project management skills, including ability to anticipate and prioritize next steps with minimal direction
  • Flexibility and the ability to switch among competing tasks and priorities is required
  • Ability to format documents for consistent, professional appearance
  • Ability to mentor other team members


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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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