Information Specialist/Steering Committee Coordinator

The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is searching for an Information Specialist-Steering Committee Coordinator. Emmes provides flexibility for the office location or remote work preference.

Emmes is a Contract Research Organization (CRO). Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Emmes employs over eight hundred staff worldwide with offices located in Frederick, Maryland, 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

Scientific Steering Committees at NCI are charged with developing and prioritizing large phase II and phase III oncology trials. The Clinical Information Specialist/Steering Committee Coordinator works closely with the NCI to provide scientific, logistical and administrative support to the Committees.

  • Manage all coordination efforts for scientific steering committees, task forces and working groups of cancer researchers
  • Ensure daily forward progression of all aspects of the scientific steering committee concept evaluation process
  • Create and distribute all scientific meeting agendas, concept evaluation materials and in-person meeting materials for committees
  • Communicate continuously and effectively with the NCI and committee membership
  • Plan, coordinate and host all regularly scheduled and ad-hoc conference calls
  • Draft and distribute scientific minutes of calls pertaining to cancer research
  • Create all evaluation and membership ballots and prepare reports for NCI as needed
  • Coordinate Clinical Trial Planning Meetings as needed
  • Independent follow-up on action items from all meetings and committee business
  • Manage committee membership including confidentiality, conflict of interest, terms, election processes, and roster production/maintenance in database
  • Attends in-person meetings; drafts and distributes scientific meeting reports
  • Retrieves information and generates reports from databases (i.e. clinical trial accrual updates, active trials, etc.)
  • Compile scientific information, such as results of PubMed searches
  • Possible opportunity to edit manuscripts and abstracts
  • Ad hoc projects as requested from NCI
  • Opportunity for advancement

  • Bachelor's degree (in a scientific discipline preferred) with two years of professional experience in a scientific or health research-related position or Master's degree (in a science or health related discipline preferred) in lieu of professional experience
  • Experience in scientific or technical writing preferred
  • Knowledge of clinical trials is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Detail oriented and ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational, time management, and administrative skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize various, ongoing projects
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills: professionalism, accountability and customer service
  • Experience with clinical research preferred


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