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Sr. Clinical Trial Manager, Clinical Operations, Infectious Disease

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Mar 7, 2023

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The Role:

The Sr. Clinical Trial Manager (Sr. CTM) provides clinical trial oversight to the assigned clinical trial(s), which may be complex or high priority, and ensures deliverables are met in terms of quality, compliance and timing. Strong vendor management is critical for this role. external vendors and CROs.The position may report to the Director, Clinical Operations.This role may work collaboratively on one trial or across several trials to support clinical operations activities.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Perform day to day management and oversight of assigned clinical trial(s) to ensure deliverables are met in all phases of trial

  • Lead the Clinical Trial Team, and support other development teams as a Clinical Operations representative as required

  • Perform and document study level Sponsor Oversight of outsourced clinical activities

  • Communicate study-status, cost and issues to ensure timely decision-making by senior management

  • Initiate and manage study-level timelines, including communication to internal and external team members on deliverables

  • Work closely with other supporting clinical operations team members, if applicable, to execute clinical studies

  • Draft and/or oversee the drafting of site materials including training, manuals and support documentation

  • Review clinical data to ensure timely entry and readiness for data review meetings

  • Perform periodic review of clinical data, quality metrics and study deviations

  • Manage trial feasibility process and oversee site feasibility/capability assessments in collaboration with the CRO and cross-functional team

  • Review and provide clinical operations input into relevant clinical documents such as the protocol, investigator brochure, regulatory documents, clinical study reports and other documents and plans as appropriate

  • Review clinical monitoring reports to ensure timely completion and identification of issues

  • Ensure trial samples are ready to be sent to vendors in order to meet trial deliverables

  • Complete and maintain internal clinical trial metrics, dashboards and other internal updates

  • Ensure trial is conducted in accordance with Moderna and ICH/GCP standards including multiple regions in global trials

  • Participate in testing of clinical trial systems/databases (i.e. UAT)

  • Manage invoice and budget tracking for individual studies and provide input into budget forecasting activities

  • May support additional clinical trial(s) in various capacities (e.g., unblinded clinical trial manager, regional clinical trial manager, etc.)

  • Participate in clinical operations workstreams related to departmental and operating model related initiatives Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders within and external to Moderna

  • Strive for continuous improvement and more efficient ways of working in clinical development

  • Act as a role model for Modernas values

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • 5-7 years of experience in a clinical research and industry environment, including a minimum of 2+ years of independent trial management preferred

  • Bachelors degree required; Advanced degree preferred

  • Relevant experience in global setting, across more than one phase of development, and across entire lifecycle of a study

  • Solid understanding of drug development

  • Good project management skills

  • Good understanding of FDA and ICH GCP guidelines to ensure the appropriate conduct of clinical studies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail

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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