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Medical Advisor- LATAM

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Feb 23, 2023

Job Details

The Role:

This role is an exciting opportunity to be a critical part of Modernas LATAM Medical Affairs team. The Medical Advisor, LATAM will be accountable for delivering the Moderna Medical Affairs strategy related to Modernas licensed vaccines and candidate vaccines still in development. Initially, the role will be focused on supporting the continued roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as helping to plan for and execute the LATAM Medical Affairs strategy for the Moderna Infectious Disease franchise. To fulfil these objectives, the person in this role will partner and work closely with numerous external and internal stakeholder including HealthCare Professionals (HCPs), medical and scientific organisations and government departments as well as across the Moderna LATAM organisation, regional and global colleagues within Medical Affairs, Research and Development, Commercial and other teams.

S/He will contribute to developing the excellence and scientific leadership of Modernas Medical Affairs organisation. S/he will be responsible for proactive and continuous assessment of the dynamics of the external and internal environment and implement strategic plans to establish and evolve local Medical Affairs teams and ways of working based on this assessment.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Execution and delivery of regional Medical Affairs plans that meet business priorities for Infectious Disease (or each of the therapeutic areas), including tactical deliverables such as scientific exchange, support for clinical trials and real world evidence (when requested), post-licensure research, publication plans, investigator-sponsored studies, and other knowledge transfer activities

  • Build and maintain a network of key scientific leaders in areas of relevance to the current and anticipated needs.

  • Develop and/or foster relationships with external stakeholders to ensure that robust local insights from healthcare practitioners and patients, enabling the generation of data that are needed to properly understand and value our innovative medicines and vaccines

  • Support the delivery of effective medical education campaigns, scientific advisory boards, KOL engagements, webinars, and presentations to develop an effective scientific engagement strategy for LATAM.

  • Participate in outcomes research/health economics engagements with national payers, Health Technology Assessment or regulatory agencies, in coordination with Real-World Evidence, Market Access and Commercial colleagues

  • Compliant management of compassionate use requests, pre-licensure patient access programs, patient access/support programs and similar activities

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Masters degree, PhD or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline. Additional advanced degrees (eg. MD) are a strong plus.

  • Demonstrated experience in global pharmaceutical industry in Clinical Development and/or Medical Affairs with a proven successful track record

  • Experience in vaccines is strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to have peer-to-peer discussions with disease-state experts to assess evolving standards of care for patients as well as research opportunities.

  • Strong understanding of the LATAM compliance environment in which Medical Affairs functions

  • Demonstrated effective project management and organisational skills, including ability to set goals and align priorities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong willingness to collaborate with other functions, leveraging his/her network to pressure test own hypotheses and solutions.

  • Track record of navigating ambiguity by intuitively making connections and staying open to learning, experimenting, and growing accordingly.

  • Fluency in English.

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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