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Associate Director, Moderna MBA Leadership Accelerator Program (LAxP)

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Aug 30, 2023

Job Details

The Role:

At Moderna, our mission isto deliver the greatest possible impact to people through mRNA medicines. Our focus is to use our mRNA platform and the infrastructure we have built to deliver a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.

Moderna is seeking trailblazers for our inaugural 18-month MBA Leadership Accelerator Program (LAxP). This program is designed to be an immersive experience into Moderna and to prepare you to be future enterprise leaders! Through this program, you will be hired as an Associate Director in the Digital, Commercial, HR, R&D Strategy, or CMC functions and have a hand in tackling some of Modernas exciting, business-critical challenges through your role.

This is not a rigid rotational program we are breaking the mold and expect our LAxP participants to behave like owners as they go through the program, continually engaging in the design of both their own LAxP journey and the program at-large. LAxP participants will problem-solve their own path to leadership growth through the work they do tackling critical challenges amidst Modernas fast-paced environment. To support their growth, however, LAxP participants will take part in a curated set of differentiated and Moderna-specific development experiences and be embedded in a wide network of support relationships that includes everyone from cohort peers to our Modernas leadership team.

Heres What Youll Do:

As an Associate Director in the Moderna Leadership Accelerator Program (LAxP), you will gain deep experience in how Moderna executes its strategic initiatives and addresses business-critical challenges. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to develop innovative solutions and make a tangible impact on the organization. Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead and manage projects related to your specific functional role, leveraging the expertise and knowledge gained from your MBA program.

  • Conduct in-depth research and analyses to identify opportunities, risks, and potential strategies to address business challenges relevant to your role.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop and execute comprehensive plans and initiatives that drive business outcomes.

  • Present findings, recommendations, and progress updates to senior leadership and key stakeholders.

  • Act as a change agent, driving cross-functional collaboration and fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Currently enrolled in second year of top full-time MBA program (2024 graduation year).

  • 5+ years experience pre-MBA in healthcare consulting, pharma, biotech, or relevant field.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to apply data-driven insights to inform decision-making

  • Demonstrated leadership experience and a track record of driving results amid ambiguity in previous roles

  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and across global teams to drive results

  • Demonstrated success working in a matrix environment and establishing high trust relationships with cross-functional colleagues

  • Intense curiosity and ambition to excel and build something from the ground up, navigating all the requisite ambiguity and complexity that comes with writing the playbook and executing in real time.

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

  • Previous engagement in strategic planning, digital transformation, or commercialization efforts within the healthcare or life sciences industry.

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

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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