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Scientific Advisor - North America

Moderna, Inc.
United States of America
Start date
Sep 20, 2023

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The Role

The Scientific Advisor role is an exciting opportunity to be a critical part of the North American Medical Affairs team. In this role, you will be accountable for implementing and delivering the scientific communications plans and initiatives supporting the North American Medical Affairs strategy related to Modernas licensed vaccines and candidate therapies still in development. Initially, the role will be focused on the COVID-19 vaccine and longer term, this individual will help execute the strategy for Modernas Infectious Disease franchise within North America. To fulfill these objectives, the person in this role will partner and work closely with numerous external and internal stakeholders across Moderna, including regional Medical Affairs colleagues, Research & Development, and Commercial.

This role will help drive scientific excellence within the region for Modernas infectious disease portfolio. Reporting to the Director of Scientific Leadership within the region, the incumbent will be responsible for proactive and continuous assessment of the dynamics of the external and internal environment and, as needed based on this assessment, implement strategic plans that establish and evolve regional scientific communications, cross-functional medical projects and North American congress activities.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Manage the logistical support for North American Medical Affairs scientific communication and conference plans, including but not limited to scientific and clinical content for advisory programs, pre- and post-conference debriefs, learning and development of internal training events.

  • Provide scientific and technical input on the relevance/impact of scientific data within North America for our COVID 19 vaccine and future vaccination programs

  • Partners with North American Brand Teams and helps manage the implementation of regional scientific communication projects and processes for assigned products in alignment with brand strategies

  • Produce and/or review medical affairs slide decks and evaluate the evolving scientific landscape and literature for strategic alignment with our integrated evidence generation plans and scientific narratives.

  • Stays informed on professional information and technology through conferences and/or medical literature and acts as a therapeutic area resource to help educate and update the regional teams on the epidemiologic, clinical, and scientific profile of ours and competing products.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable corporate policies and procedures.

  • Participates in the development of scientifically accurate marketing materials, medical education programs, advisories, and symposia as part of the regional team.

  • Provides guidance to regional cross-functional team members to aid in the development of promotional materials. Provides timely and accurate reviews of promotional strategies and tactics in accordance with established policies and practice standards, including regulatory guidelines to meet customer needs.

  • Additional duties as may be assigned from time to time

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Minimum of MSc and/or MPH

  • Minimum of 2 - 4 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent, preferably in Vaccines and/or Medical Affairs.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Ability to collaborate in cross-functional teams and in developing/growing a functional area

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and externally

  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodology and local regulatory requirements

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

  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills, including ability to set goals and align priorities across multiple workstreams.

  • 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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