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Manager, Lab Scheduling, Lab Operations

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Nov 28, 2022

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The Role:

This highly dynamic role is responsible for performing multiple activities in support of Modernas cGMP Quality Control (QC) Laboratories maintaining a valid QC site execution schedule, at a daily and shift level, for all resources to ensure on-time, in-full delivery of results and support lots releases at Modernas Norwood site. This role will be dedicated to the progression of Modernas clinical personalized mRNA cancer vaccine. The scheduler is expected to maintain and communicate testing metrics from the QC group, highlight constraints to functional management and mitigate scheduling conflicts across peer teams. The incumbent of this role will work in close cooperation with multiple stakeholders to ensure that the testing and reporting schedule is set against company priorities.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Work directly with the project management, supply chain, QA and manufacturing teams to capture all required commercial and clinical lot testing needs for the site.

  • Develop the laboratory testing schedule to meet demand and communicate capacity constraints.

  • Create and maintain detailed plan to support the testing needs of the stability and QC groups.

  • Lead meetings with QC laboratory sub-teams to align and facilitate discussions on priorities, quality events and overall deliverables.

  • Communicate KPIs and metrics that track the effectiveness of planning and testing execution.

  • Serve as a point of contact for information requests on status into the QC team and respond, or route accordingly.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • A bachelors degree in science, technology, project management, or another relevant academic discipline.

  • A minimum 7-9 years of experience planning in QC Laboratories planning inside a Supply Chain or QA organizations.

  • Working understanding of cGMP and manufacturing operations and practices

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively on cross-functional teams

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

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

  • Ability to adapt to new and challenging technical opportunities.

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 year-end shutdown
    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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