Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Rockville, Maryland
Oct 15, 2020
Nov 14, 2020
Full Time
The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is searching for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist based out of our Rockville, Maryland or Frederick, Maryland offices. Emmes provides flexibility for the office location preference or remote work dependent upon position.

Emmes is a 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 provide 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

The Regulatory Affairs Specialist is responsible for coordinating the regulatory aspects of multiple projects, comprising a variety of investigational products, disease areas, and study phases, and will work with the project teams to provide support regarding the preparation and submission of documentation to regulatory agencies worldwide to ensure clinical trials are conducted according to Federal and International standards, as applicable.

  • Develops regulatory strategies to advance new drugs, biologics, and combination products through investigational studies and approval processes, including participation in and preparations for pre-IND meetings, the preparation of IND/CTA submissions, and drafting marketing applications (NDA, BLA, etc.)
  • Participates in development and review of protocols, informed consent documents, investigational plans, Investigator Brochures, nonclinical and clinical data summaries, manufacturing information, and safety monitoring procedures
  • Reviews regulatory documentation for compliance with applicable regulations, pertinent guidance, including nonclinical reports, Investigator Brochures, Quality (CMC) information, etc.
  • Prepares, tracks and maintains regulatory submissions, filing amendments and correspondence with the regulatory authorities, including Annual Reports
  • Provides guidance and participates in submissions to Institutional Review Boards/Ethics Committees
  • Establishes timelines for the drafting, review and submission of regulatory information. Works with the key contributors and regulatory production team to ensure timely compilation of reports and submissions
  • Develops and maintains regulatory document templates including those for informed consent/ assent, IND/IDE Annual Reports
  • Tracks regulatory activities and communicates status to project team and external stakeholders
  • Provides guidance and applicable documentation for transfer of Sponsor regulatory obligations to Emmes
  • Provides input to project and functional group teams on regulatory issues regarding clinical trial conduct and the status of regulatory filings
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with internal and external clients and colleagues
  • Participates in project process improvement and corporate quality assurance activities through Internal Quality Audit Team (IQAT), corporate SOP development, and project work instructions and Compliance/Variance table development, participation of internal and external audits, and professional development activities

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience as a Regulatory Associate or Regulatory Specialist
  • Working knowledge and understanding of ICH, GCP and relevant regulatory agency requirements domestically and internationally
  • Direct experience in drafting, filing, and maintaining applications with FDA
  • Prior experience in processing FDA product submissions and experience in evaluating scientific data and reports is a plus
  • Knowledge of Common Technical Document (CTD) submission format preferred
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, and have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Works independently, functioning within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Excellent skills in prioritization, problem solving, organization, decision-making, time management and planning
  • Ability to prioritize effort across multiple projects and subject areas
  • Strong skills in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook

Desirable Experience
  • MS or PhD in life sciences
  • Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) or equivalent
  • Experience with HHS- and Industry funded clinical studies
  • Experience with international submissions and medical devices (domestic and international)

Emmes has an outstanding benefits package including: generous tuition reimbursement, professional development and training programs.


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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.