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Counsel, US Market Access and Operations

Moderna, Inc.
Princeton, New Jersey
Start date
Feb 5, 2023

Job Details

The Role

Moderna is seeking a Counsel, Market Access and Commercial Operations to take responsibility for providing legal support for the commercialization of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S. and, over time, other assets transitioning to commercialization in the United States. This position will be the primary point of contact for the U.S. Market Access and U.S. Commercial Operations teams.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Provide legal advice on fraud and abuse laws and regulations (Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act) and antitrust laws and regulations (Robinson-Patman, Sherman Act) for strategies and tactics related to commercialization

  • Advise on and provide contract support for major market access contracts, including wholesaler/distributor, retailer, health systems, GPOs and large employers

  • Provide strategic advice on pricing strategy and communications

  • Support the government price reporting function, including advising on price reporting policies and methodologies, communicating with related regulatory authorities, and analyzing impact of pricing or contracting proposals on reported government prices

  • Support the response to federal government solicitations for procurement of vaccines

  • Advise on legal issues related to the development and launch of a digital direct purchasing platform

  • Provide legal advice on state distribution licensure, government contract compliance, and the Drug Supply Chain Security Act and its implementing regulations

  • Collaborate with Compliance to mitigate enterprise risk generally, including supporting the drafting and implementation of SOPs and policies

  • Serve as business partner while also providing clear legal advice that communicates the magnitude of legal risks and identifies decision rights

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Juris Doctor and admitted to the bar in good standing in at least one jurisdiction

  • 8+ years of experience in-house or at a law firm supporting the pharmaceutical or biotech industry required

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Experience advising on legal issues (e.g., fraud and abuse, antitrust) related to marketed pharmaceutical products

  • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating complex contracts

    • Experience supporting contracting with payors and in the US channel space, including wholesalers and distributors, integrated delivery networks, and retailers preferred

    • Experience with federal government contracting a plus

  • Strong understanding of pricing and reimbursement in the pharmaceutical marketplace in the U.S.

    • Experience in pharmaceutical government price reporting a strong plus

    • Experience in vaccines a plus

  • Ability to perform legal analyses and counsel business partners independently, with a focus on delivering solutions-oriented advice

  • Excellent communication, presentation, collaboration and influencing skills across internal and external stakeholders

  • Intense sense of urgency, curiosity, and ambition to excel and build something from the ground up, navigating all the requisite ambiguity and complexity that comes with writing the rulebook while executing in real time

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless,

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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