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Director, Global Regulatory Strategy- Infectious Disease

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

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The Role:

Moderna, Inc. is seeking a Director of Regulatory Strategy to support Infectious Diseases/Vaccines programs to be based in its Cambridge headquarters. This is a newly created role intended for a forward looking, creative regulatory strategist able to anticipate and address the challenges involved in gaining market approval for messenger RNA infectious disease vaccines as unprecedented new drug modality in the U.S. and other markets. The Director will be a strategic leader within Global Regulatory Science, responsible for developing and executing regulatory plans for assigned programs, and as an expert within Regulatory, will be relied on to articulate clear and compelling regulatory strategy, highlighting risks and opportunities when appropriate, accounting for the complex interplay between major global Health Agencies, and leveraging the mRNA platform technology. Prior regulatory experience with infectious disease & vaccine development preferred.

Here's What Youll Do:

  • Sets strategic direction and leads the development of content, format and accountability for regulatory submissions and related supplements and amendments.

  • Advises project teams regarding the development and implementation of regulatory strategy through the clinical and nonclinical development processes.

  • Conducts risks and gaps assessment and Identifies potential areas of regulatory concern and responds to new government/regulatory developments.

  • Monitors regulatory developments related to mRNA platform with focus on vaccine development and advises project teams regarding the development and implementation of regulatory strategy through the clinical development processes.

  • Establishes and maintains excellent relationships with global health agencies.

  • Responds to requests for additional data, organizes and manages participation in meetings. Negotiates directly and effectively with health agencies regarding company's filings.

  • Reviews and approves technical data and verifies accuracy of clinical data and execution of clinical projects to regulatory authorities.

  • Develops, implements, and reviews current policies and practices in compliance with Federal and international regulatory agencies.

  • Serves as regulatory science representative to provide input on trials and filing activities and to ensure that report systems are maintained and compliant.

  • Monitors regulatory publications to keep apprised of new or changing regulatory developments and potential strategic impact.

  • Supports development and maintenance of the Target Label Profile and the Company Core Data Sheet.

  • Collaborates with internal teams and Moderna partners to achieve project goals, including development content and management submissions to Health Agencie

  • Serves as global regulatory lead accountable for all regulatory aspects of his or her assigned project(s), including development and implementation of the global regulatory development plan for the project.

  • Ensure the global regulatory strategy for assigned project(s) is consistent with the business objectives and have been negotiated with relevant health authorities as appropriate

  • Identify areas in need of improvement and lead the development and implementation of process improvements

  • Manage resources for assigned project(s), including ensuring adequate regulatory resources, skills, and budgets are available to deliver the project deliverables

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • BA/BS degree in a scientific/engineering discipline. Advanced degree Preferred.

  • 12+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry

  • 8+ years of experience in Regulatory strategy, including specifically: Vaccine Development

  • Expert knowledge of relevant FDA, EU, ICH guidelines and regulations related to Infectious Disease vaccine programs.

  • Strong experience with CTD format and content regulatory filings

  • Experience with developing and implementing competitive regulatory strategies

  • Demonstrated track record in securing product approvals and maintaining a complex portfolio

  • Knowledge of and broad experience with regulatory procedures and legislation for drug development, product registration, line extension and license maintenance preferably from at least both US and EU

  • Direct experience of leading regulatory authority meetings in different phases of drug development

  • Regulatory knowledge across therapeutic areas including infectious diseases and vaccine development is preferable.

  • Preferred: Delivery of at least one major application (NDA/BLA/MAA/JNDA etc.)

  • Ability to work independently to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment to drivemeeting each programs critical regulatory milestones.

  • Partners with internal teams and Moderna partners to develop content and manage submissions to regulatory bodies.

  • Effectively communicate the regulatory strategy, risks, mitigations and overall plans to Global Regulatory Science, the Project Team and senior management, as relevant.

  • May be responsible for line management and development of direct reports.

  • Identify areas in need of improvement and lead the development and implementation of process improvements.

  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written) and willingness to share knowledge and lessons learned.

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!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)




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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