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Associate Director, Epidemiologist - Infectious Disease, RSV

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Nov 20, 2022

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Science/R&D, Infectious Disease, Pathology
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Full time
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The Role:

Moderna is seeking an Epidemiologist to support the epidemiologic strategy and execute activities to support its RSV vaccine portfolio for older adults, maternal, and pediatric programs. A PhD in epidemiology is required. Industry experience, preferably within vaccine development is a plus, but not required.

This role will report to Modernas Director of Epidemiology for RSV, under the Infectious Diseases Therapeutic Area. It will assist in driving the strategic development and execution of the Epidemiology Plans for RSV by supporting clinical trials, real-world data studies, and surveillance activities. The position can be based at Modernas Cambridge, MA site, NJ, or MD.

The successful candidate is driven, curious, collaborative, with a bold ambition to contribute to the development of ground-breaking mRNA-based vaccines. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and a collaborative mindset.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Lead Modernas RSV surveillance initiatives and provide support to Modernas other viral respiratory surveillance systems.

  • Accountable for supporting the development and execution of the Epidemiology strategy for RSV older adult, maternal, and pediatric programs.

  • Provide epidemiologic input to the product development, pre-clinical, safety, regulatory affairs, and clinical operations teams, contributing to the integrated evidence plans.

  • Contribute to the design and execution of pre- and post-marketing epidemiology studies, including burden of disease studies, literature reviews and gap analyses, mathematical modeling, and post-marketing safety and effectiveness studies.

  • Help set the scientific direction and develop protocols, data analysis plans, study reports and peer-reviewed publications and conference abstracts related to RSV epidemiology.

  • Serve as a key partner with Medical Affairs and Commercial in terms of market-building activities.

  • Develop collaborations with key epidemiology partners in the external environment.

  • Provide epidemiologic support to other Moderna programs as needed.

  • Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with the broader Moderna organization.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • PhD in Epidemiology with 3+ years of experience. Preference given to candidates with previous experience in vaccine development, vaccine epidemiology, and/or infectious disease surveillance.

  • Proven ability to:

    • Plan and execute epidemiologic studies and related activities.

    • Deliver high-quality results within established timelines.

    • Demonstrated track record in leading or supporting cross-functional teams and work streams.

  • Creative problem-solver with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Attention to detail, internal drive to generate high-quality work, and sense of passion and urgency to achieve team and program goals.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and strategic planning skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills commensurate with the need to work closely with CROs, investigators, consultants, and Moderna team members across functions in a matrix environment.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills to meet the needs of varied audiences.

  • Integrated understanding of global regulatory authorities, ICH GCP, and GPP/GEP guidelines. Prior interaction with major public health agencies is 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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