Director, Biostatistics

Location
Remote - US
Posted
May 24, 2022
Ref
R8298
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

The Role:

This role is an exciting opportunity to be a critical part of the clinical development group of a high growth organization that is radically changing the biotech industry. The Director of Biostatistics will be involved in the design, execution, analysis, and reporting clinical studies across Moderna’s development programs that are leveraging cutting-edge mRNA science to create transformative medicines for patients

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Serve as the biostatistics leader in multiple clinical development teams responsible for determining clinical study strategies and manage teams to deliver results with high quality and on time

  • Champion in bringing innovative statistical thinking and methods to help drive applications of suit-for-purpose statistical methods that enhance the probability of successes for clinical development programs

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective quantitative approaches are applied to the collection and analysis of a wide variety of data types

  • Oversee development of statistical sections of clinical development plans, protocols, statistical analysis plans, and key specifications for statistical programming implementation of analyses

  • Plan, manage, and track biostatistics activities, timelines, and resources and assure operational excellence

  • Frequently interact with regulatory agencies and effectively address the statistical questions and requests

  • Review and/or author SOPs and/or Work Instructions related to biostatistics practices

  • Collaborate with and manage internal and external functions (e.g. CROs, software vendors, clinical development partners, etc.) to ensure meeting project timelines and goals

  • Oversee statistical contractors / consultants and manage / mentor junior team members

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

  • PhD (or equivalent degree) with 9+ (for Director) of relevant work experience in Biotech, Pharma, Regulatory agencies, or Clinical Research Organizations. MS (or equivalent degree) with 12+ years of relevant experience.

  • Excellent statistical knowledge with the ability of applying the knowledge to solve scientific and clinical problems. Experience in Rare Diseases therapeutics clinical development is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of relevant FDA, EU, ICH guidelines and regulations.

  • Extensive experience and excellent skillsets in managing teams and engagement of CROs, vendors, and relationship management preferred.

  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment.

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 www.modernatx.com.

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.

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