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Gaithersburg, MD
March 27, 2018

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Matthew L. Beyers

***** *********** **., ************, ** 20886 301-***-**** (c)

Summary Statement

I am an experienced Project Manager, Team Leader and Solutions Provider able to bridge the gap between corpo- rate needs of budget, project needs and personnel management leading to successful project completion.I have extensive experience in design and development of data collection mechanisms, using the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). My primary strengths are that I am analytical, able to set priorities, able to delegate, outgo- ing, and forthright.

Work Experience

Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc. 01/2018 – 02/2018 Project Manager Rare Tumors Patient Engagement Network

• Developed project timelines & key deliverables, tracked the progress of ongoing project operational plans.

• Managed project risk by proactively anticipating issues and develops contingency plans and solutions.

• Coordinated communications between research operations, program management, project stakeholders, team members and subcontractors; coach team members.

• Planned and developed contracting activities, including statements of work; evaluated proposals.

• Monitored and reviewed technical work of subcontractors.

• Conducted team meetings, developed meeting agendas. The EMMES Corporation 06/2004 – 01/2018

Project Manager and Senior Clinical Information Specialist

• Primary client interface including oral and written presentations, training, negotiated contract timelines, developed and reviewed budget, performed budget analysis and tracking. Produced deliverables (e.g., quar- terly/annual reports, data sets), Institutional Review Board submissions, & overall system architecture doc- umentation.

• Conducted candidate selections and interviews, new employee orientations, time sheet approvals, orienta- tion/annual reviews.

• Led team training and development and directed conflict resolution via coaching/mentoring.

• Served as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for process improvement and project risk mitigation.

• Conducted business analysis/problem solving including: requirements gathering, work breakdown struc- tures, system design documents, workflow and UML diagrams, User’s Guides, release documentation. De- signed and developed custom, software solutions using SDLC including: tables, reports, data entry forms, and statistics. Planned, scheduled and tracked releases using Agile-style meetings incorporating one month interval sprints including design, testing and documentation and data migration. Selected solutions include: Help Desk Application, Steering Committee Management, Meeting Attendance and Financial Tracking, Quality Assurance Audit Tracking, and Common Data Element and Copyright Management.

• Assisted in designing and developing protocols, data collection methodology, statistical plans, enrollment and follow-up plans, and performed regulatory responsibilities for internal review.

• Designed and implemented quality control and quality assurance plans for clinical trial data capture.

• Designed and coordinated receipt, sorting, processing and storage of 100,000+ ultrasound images into a Picture Archiving and Communications System and electronic data capture system available to clinical sites, laboratories and quality assurance reviewers. American Red Cross 03/2001 – 05/2004

Scientific Support Associate

• Designed and directed development of process improvement and data migration from tracking in MS Word documents to relational databases using MS Access for HCV and HIV Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) Investi- gational New Drug (IND) application, including implementation of barcode reading for data entry.

• Designed sample storage and retrieval data management system to coordinate receipt and sampling of pooled blood samples during West Nile Virus (WNV) epidemic of 2002.

• Identified, enrolled and coordinated donor followup for WNV and HCV/HIV NAT studies with 14 testing facilities, 40 regional coordinators involving over 100,000 samples.

• Compiled, analyzed and reported data for FDA approval of new blood tests. Aliquoted samples as required for testing, using standard laboratory procedures, cGMP and cGLP. Monitored MACK Alarm system. Page 1 of 2


University of Ottawa 08/1997 – 01/2000

M.Sc. – Biology Ottawa, ON

Master’s Thesis: An Examination of Two Genes Involved in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Sodium Transport. Supervisors: Dr. Steve F. Perry and Dr. Douglas A. Johnson

• President, Biology Graduate Students Association, University of Ottawa

• Collaborated with Dr. Gordon Cramb at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland

• Executed Northern/Southern Analysis, nucleic acid isolation, and PCR (using designed degenerate primers) from tissue samples.

University of Ottawa 08/1993 – 06/1997

B.Sc. – Biology Ottawa, ON

Honor’s Thesis: Preliminary Work to Cloning of the Epithelial Sodium Channel of Rainbow Trout (On- corhynchus mykiss). Dean's Honor List.

Computer Skills

• Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Access, Info-

Path; Pages, Numbers, Keynote; Google Docs,


• Asana, Gemini and Monday Project Management


• Programming languages: VBA, SQL, C++, Pas-

cal, Swift, Adobe Acrobat Javascript,

• Sequence alignment and analysis tools such as:


• OSs: Windows; Mac OSX; iOS; UNIX SunOS


• EMMES proprietary Software: Web Form

Builder, AdvantageEDCSM.

Extracurricular Activities

• EMT Candidate, Damascus Volunteer Fire Department, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service

• District Chair; Unit Commissioner for Seneca District, National Capital Area Council, BSA; Assistant Scout Master for Troop 291 in Gaithersburg, MD; Woodbadge (Bear Patrol) Professional Development

• Human subjects research protection training

• Project Management Professional (PMP) (In progress)

• Agile Scrum Master certifications (In progress)

Selected Papers and Conference Presentations

• Hediger, M.L., et al. (2016) Ultrasound Quality Assurance for Singletons in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Fetal Growth Studies. Journal of Ultrasound Medicine 35: e1-e9. Beyers, M. included in acknowledgements “was instrumental in setting up the image management system to con- duct the QA.”

• Odenkirchen, J., Ala’I, S., Nigam, D., Montoro, M., Beyers, M., Esterlitz, J. A Common Data Language for Clinical Research Studies: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Mito- chondrial Disease Common Data Elements (CDE). United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation – Mitochon- drial Medicine 2014, Pittsburg, PA.

• Esterlitz, J., Ala’i, S., Kaufmann, P., Beyers, M., Odenkirchen, J. A Common Data Language for Clinical Research Studies: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Common Data El- ements (CDE). Society for Clinical Trials 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

• Ala’i, S., Lans, A., Odenkirchen, J., Kleitman, N., Biering-Sørensen, F., Charlifue, S., DeVivo, M., Jones, L., Beyers, M.L., Esterlitz, J., Clemons, T. A Common Data Language for Clinical Research Studies: The NINDS Spinal Cord Injury CDEs. American Spinal Injury Association 2014 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

• Simons-Morton, B.G., Bingham, C.R., Ouimet, M.C., Pradhan, A.K., Chen, R., Barretto, A., Shope, J.T.

(2013) The effect on teenage risky driving of feedback from a safety monitoring system: a randomized con- trolled trial. Journal of Adolescent. Health 52(1): 21-6. Resulted from work done at EMMES Laboratory Data on G-Force from In-Vehicle Electronic Monitoring Devices project.

• Perry, S.F., Beyers, M.L., and Johnson, D.A. (2000) Cloning and Molecular Characterization of the Trout

(Oncorhynchus mykiss) Vacuolar H+-ATPase B Subunit. Journal of Experimental Biology 203: 459-470. Page 2 of 2

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