Clinical Research Director - Temporary

Rockville, Maryland
Oct 20, 2020
Oct 28, 2020
Full Time
The Emmes Company, LLC is searching for a temporary Clinical Research Director located in our Rockville, Maryland, Frederick, Maryland or Tysons Corner, Virginia office. Emmes provides flexibility for office location preference, dependent upon position.

The Emmes Company, LLC is a 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 Purpose

The Clinical Research Director is a high impact, leadership role responsible for key elements of a core clinical program, including strategy and cross-functional execution. The Clinical Research Director oversees the program day-to-day activities and deliverables. Additionally, the Clinical Research Director is directly accountable to members of the external scientific advisory committee and program stakeholders. This role support the initiative to provide exceptional services to Emmes' clientele.


  • Oversees and directs the activities of a core clinical program along with the Emmes Principle Investigators, and makes final decisions on administrative and operational matters
  • Coordinates and helps lead the governing/operational committee which is responsible for day to day activities, initiatives, establishing and overseeing working groups
  • Implements program strategy and goals, and provides overall supervision and oversight in the scientific, technical, community outreach, and scientific administrative realms
  • Establishes and manages relationships and communication within the program
  • Conducts and collaborates with others on the development of relevant long-term objectives and concerns
  • Establishes milestones and other project goals, reviews progress of the projects, and makes recommendations on adjustments to the studies
  • Coordinates and collaborates on strategy and execution with project staff, and meets regularly with project executives
  • Collaborates with other top Emmes managers on policy and initiatives
  • Attends and presents at outside conferences; shares and applies gained knowledge
  • Manage functional area SOPs and implements changes in project activities; recommends changes in corporate activities as appropriate.
  • Chairs corporate group meetings and provides significant corporate contributions such as strategic leadership and business development.
  • Spearheads staff mentorship for service/functional group personnel on a corporate level.
  • Participates in interviewing and makes hiring decisions and conducts performance reviews for service/functional group staff
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Requires Master's degree in relevant scientific field; 15 or more years directly related experience including at least 7 years management experience in a research environment
  • Highly experienced project manager with successful track record of delivering complex/ high priority clinical trials within agreed time, quality and cost
  • Expertise providing strategic operational management and program oversight including ability to drive new initiatives forward towards implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to set clear objectives and manage a team to execute those objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to establish, grow, and effectively manage key business relationships within a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated history of delivering successful projects
  • Knowledge and understanding of scientific and regulatory terminology, including ability to demonstrate in workplace setting
  • Experienced in developing, implementing and managing budgets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, planning, decision-making, negotiation, conflict management and time management skills
  • Skilled in all MS Office products, including Project


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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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