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Director, Program Management, Therapeutics

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Jan 22, 2023

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 for a wide range of diseases, conditions, and world health. Moderna is seeking a motivated and energetic Director, Program Management to support the Therapeutics portfolio that includes a robust pipeline in the areas of cardiovascular, autoimmune disorders, and rare diseases. This role will work in close coordination with the Therapeutic Area Head, functional leadership, and program leaders to shape program strategy and drive execution plans. This may be accomplished both by individual contributions as a Program Manager and through hiring, developing, and managing a Program Management team. The successful candidate will have Program Management experience across multiple phases of development in one or more of the pipeline areas of focus and a history of direct line management of others.

Heres What Youll Do:

The Program Management Director of Therapeutics will be involved in high-level supervision of the programs by:

  • Building, mentoring, and training a program management team to support programs, as required based on the Therapeutics Portfolio strategy

  • Building relationships with key stakeholders (team members, functional leads, therapeutic area leadership) to ensure alignment of functional, program and therapeutic area objectives; Leveraging organizational dynamics to promote program goals.

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

  • Supporting the Therapeutic Area Head in initiatives to build the portfolio (e.g., facilitating committees aimed at developing the portfolio strategy)

The Program Management Director of Therapeutics may also be involved in high-level supervision of the programs by:

  • Partnering with the program leader(s) to shape program strategy and execution plan.

  • Coordinating team efforts to develop impactful presentations to summarize complex topics into critical points to facilitate strategic planning and decision-making, Preparing program status update and governance presentations.

  • Developing and tracking 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, defining and resolving actions items.

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

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Experience in drug development across multiple phases lead nomination through post launch in one or more of the focus areas of the pipeline (preferred)

  • BA or BS degree in a scientific field with a minimum of 10 years of experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting or MS degree in a scientific field with at least 8 years of experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting.

  • Formal project/program management training

  • Proven track record of successful project management experience supporting late-stage programs

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

  • Prior direct-line management experience managing others

  • 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

  • Strong working knowledge of project management tools (e.g., msproject, smartsheet, and timeline visualization software

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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