Director, Bioanalytical and Translational Sciences

Cambridge, MA
May 05, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The Role:

Moderna is seeking an experienced Bioanalytical and Translational Sciences experts to join the Pre Clinical and Clinical Bioanalytical team. A successful incumbent will provide Scientific and operational oversight of pharmacokinetic (PK), immunogenicity (ADA and Nab), and routine biomarker bioanalyses conducted at external contract research organizations (CROs) and internal assay laboratories for Moderna pipeline.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Lead and oversee assay transfer/development, assay validation, bioanalysis, and troubleshooting of pre clinical and clinical PK, immunogenicity, and routine biomarker assays run at external CROs and internal laboratories. 

  • Serve as the PK and ADA assay representative on pre clinical and clinical teams ensuring effective management, communication, set up, budgeting, and delivery of program bioanalytical requirements, data, and reports.

  • Evaluate and review raw data and study analytical reports and assay validation reports, as appropriate, to ensure laboratories are performing analysis in compliance with current regulatory, industry, and Moderna standards and that data are of the required quality (regulatory and scientific). 

  • Select, qualify, manage, and audit external CROs located globally.

  • Assist in writing regulatory submissions and in responding to regulatory queries when needed.

  • Stay abreast of literature, government guidelines, internal guidance on clinical trial conduct including Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), internal SOPs and regulations and White Papers, as appropriate, for clinical bioanalysis to ensure practices are consistent with regulatory expectations.

  • Limited travel for vendor audits and training

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

  • A Ph.D. in infectious disease, Immuno-oncology, Immunology, Cancer Biology, or related fields and a minimum of 10 years of industry biotech/pharmaceutical experience. M.S. with extensive bioanalytical experience are considered

  • Previous experience performing and/or outsourcing bioanalysis.

  • Working knowledge of wide range of bioanalytical techniques (e.g., ELISA, ECL, RT-PCR, Gyros, FACS etc).

  • Demonstrated understanding of global regulatory requirements including GLP, GCP and the clinical trial process.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes 
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    •    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    •    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    •    Discretionary winter shut down 
    •    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.