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Manager, Quality Assurance, On The Floor

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Mar 26, 2023

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Quality, Quality Assurance, Quality Control
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a Manager of Quality On The Floor (OTF) to lead a team of QA Associates/Specialist responsible for quality oversight of manufacturing, QC and Facilities at Moderna Inc. This position will be based in our cGMP Manufacturing site in Norwood, MA and will directly support the growing Personalized Medicine Program at the Norwood, MA site.

The main responsibility for this position is to provide quality oversight of manufacturing QA for QC and Facilities, with a focus on deviations, change controls, CAPAs, and method qualifications/validations. Strong decision-making skills and independent thinking will be paramount for candidate success. The individual will work closely with Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Facility teams. This position will be 12-h Night Shift.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Manage Modernas Quality On The Floor (OTF) teams responsible for:

    • providing quality on-the-floor support of manufacturing, reviewing documentation, and providing real-time support of manufacturing issues change overs etc.

    • responsible for providing quality oversight of QC (Micro, Chem, Bioassay, Stability, and Raw Material) and Facilities (Plant FAC, Metrology, and Engineering)

  • Make quality decisions that may impact operations, ensuring appropriate escalation.

  • Identify risks and communicate gaps for quality and GMP process/systems.

  • Coach and support the QA staff

  • Reviews and approves facility alarms, facility work order requests, and return-to-service documentation.

  • Reviews and approves Deviations and change controls

  • Reviews and approves QC method qualification protocols and reports.

  • Authors and reviews SOPs, policies to ensure compliance and adherence to regulations/cGMP operations.

  • Review stability protocols and reports

  • Collaborate with Manufacturing to resolve equipment and process issues

  • Support internal audits.

  • Practice safe work habits and adhere to Modernas safety procedures and guidelines.

  • Utilize knowledge to improve operational efficiency.

  • Work closely with others to recognize opportunities for improvement and drive change through the use of Quality systems.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • BS with at least 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry plus 2 years leadership experience.

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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