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Sr. Manager, Program Management, Infectious Disease

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Nov 17, 2022

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Science/R&D, Infectious Disease, Pathology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role:

The Program Management team within Clinical Development at Moderna is responsible for driving program teams forward in the development of novel mRNA medicines and vaccines for a wide range of diseases and world health. Moderna is seeking a motivated and energetic Program Manager to work with cross-functional teams to enable execution of the objectives and strategy of assigned programs in clinical development. Assigned programs may span several products at different phases and/or several therapeutic areas including rare diseases, autoimmunity, infectious disease, or oncology. The successful candidate should have previous experience working with cross-functional teams, demonstrated leadership capabilities, and be able to handle more than one project or programs in parallel.

Heres What Youll Do:

The Sr Program manager will be involved in high-level supervision of the programs by:

  • Collaborating with the program leader and/or other Program Managers to shape program objectives and execution plans.

  • Building relationships with key stakeholders (team members and leadership) to ensure alignment of functional and corporate objectives; meeting regularly with the line function representatives to ensure the program remains on track and within budget.

  • Developing and tracking cross-functional activities against program timelines and budget.

  • Administering the day-to-day activities, including, facilitating cross-functional team meetings, leading discussions to drive decision-making, preparing agenda and meeting minutes, and defining and resolving action items.

  • Preparing executive updates and maintaining up-to-date program status on internal portals; preparing presentations for governance meetings, integrated development plans, etc.

  • Working with the Finance group to implement and track the program budget.

  • Contributing to Program Management initiatives to support the development and scaling of capabilities, tools, and processes.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • BS degree in a scientific field with a minimum of 6 years of experience or MS degree in a scientific field at least 4 years of experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting.

  • Proven track record of successful project management experience in drug development across multiple phases (pre-clinical and clinical Phase 1-3)

  • Prior experience managing or working within cross-functional project teams with timeline management and budgetary responsibility.

  • Strong knowledge of project management tools and software (e.g., Smartsheet, MS Project, and timeline visualization software).

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

  • Strong personal skills to influence without authority, motivate others and manage conflict.

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

  • Preferred: Project/program management training.

  • Preferred: Ph.D. or PharmD and 2+ years of experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting.

  • Preferred: Experience leading or coordinating regulatory filings

  • Preferred: Laboratory experience in an academic or biotechnology setting.

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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