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Sr. Manager, Biomarker Business Operations, Clinical Biomarkers

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Jul 29, 2022
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The Role:

The Senior Manager, Biomarker Business Operations will be tasked with facilitating operational excellence across the Modernas Clinical Biomarkers ecosystem. The qualified candidate will take on responsibilities for ensuring operational efficiency related to general biomarker operations, budget forecasting, contracting, compliance, legal review, as well as technical, operational, and administrative best practices. This position will work closely with the Biomarker Program Specialist team and business operations partners throughout Moderna and will liaison broadly with internal groups such as finance, contracts, procurement, legal, and quality. The ideal candidate will have a background in areas such as: product management, research/commercial operations, finance, or project management, preferably within the life sciences, pharmaceutical, or biotech space.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Provide hands-on assistance, in identifying and implementing operational improvements across the Clinical Biomarkers portfolio

  • Work closely with finance and CDO financial operations management to support and manage financial planning deliverables, such as quarterly forecasting, actuals reporting, variance analysis, budgeting, and long-range planning

  • Proactively engage the broader Biomarker team to assess challenges and anticipate business needs to collaboratively strategize and implement concrete action plans to create solutions.

  • Design and drive execution of key biomarker operational initiatives, business process implementation, dashboard development, and alignment of priorities to drive operational excellence.

  • Partner with teams across the Moderna business ecosystem; finance, legal, procurement, contracts, and quality, to maximize business performance, efficiency, collaboration, and harmony.

  • Become a point of contact for the Biomarker Program Specialist team to internally communicate the priorities of various activities to other internal teams (i.e. contract, finance, audit prioritizations)

  • Implement and/or optimize core operational tools/processes for reporting, tracking, data collection, synthesis, budgets, integration, scenario-planning, risk, and stakeholder management.

  • Be a thought partner to problem-solve, aid in implementing strategies that drive maximum potential realization, and shape the direction of the Clinical Biomarkers daily business operations

  • Have visibility, bandwidth, and influence to drive completion of all deliverables and key responsibilities, building and leveraging relationships with key stakeholders (team members and leadership) and organizational dynamics to promote program goals.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Advanced degree (MBA or life sciences MS) and substantial experience required, with 5-8 years post-degree experience in an operational role at biotechnology or pharmaceutical organization strongly preferred.

  • Ability to prioritize, manage and drive multiple workstreams involving different key stakeholders.

  • Effective communication with colleagues of various backgrounds, including scientific, technical, business, and legal staff.

  • Ability to develop trust with cross-functional stakeholders and influence without authority.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and collaborative skills. In addition, attentive to detail, with the ability to work independently and effectively in a fast-paced and highly dynamic environment.

  • Core project management strengths with tools and best practices for reporting, tracking, data collection, synthesis, budgets, integration, scenario-planning, risk and stakeholder management.

  • Strong track-record in implementing strategies that drive maximum potential realization

  • Must be adept at working in a fluid environment and foster a strong collaborative spirit internally and externally.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as demonstrated organizationalaptitude

  • Experience with tier 1 ERP systems (e.g. SAP, Oracle) and planning and reporting tools preferred

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 persons 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.




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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