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Director, Drug Product, MS&T Programs

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Feb 1, 2024

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The Role

This role in the Manufacturing Science and Technology (MST) department will support Modernas International Drug Product manufacturing supply network. This role will lead the drug product MST portfolio of projects and initiatives to support commercial lifecycle management, technology transfer, and drug product technologies. Reporting to the Executive Director MST, this role is responsible for managing a team of MS&T team members to support DP MST activities globally.

Heres What Youll Do

  • As the Director, Drug Product MS&T Programs, you will be responsible for leading continuous improvement initiatives and complex technical projects for drug product and aseptic manufacturing operations globally

  • Collaborate with Modernas Global Drug Product Operations to establish robust and compliant manufacturing performance at drug product CMOs.

  • Lead the MST Project team to deliver game changing initiatives as we aim to deliver on our ambitious pipeline. Mentor and grow the team to be a world class organization.

  • Provide input into operational metrics, budgeting, and planning as applicable

  • Lead diverse technical teams. Establish a data and metrics driven culture. Relentlessly maintain alignment with other global manufacturing sites through shared knowledge, shared manufacturing data, shared manufacturing issues, and common solutions.

  • Partner and collaborate with Technical Development in investigating and resolving complex manufacturing issues at CMOs and developing future strategy for drug product technologies.

  • Manage and coordinate global change ensuring stakeholders alignment.

  • Additional duties as may be assigned as required

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a technical discipline related to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, etc.)

  • A minimum of 12 years related work experience.

  • Prior leadership experience in technical support for aseptic manufacturing. Comprehensive understanding of manufacturing requirements for sterile products.

  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to lead and mentor staff in technical areas outside your area of expertise. Ability to influence cross functionally.

  • Ability to work hands on in establishing new processes at CMOs and to lead projects and investigations.

  • Lead matrix teams to solve complex business and technical problems.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Strong Drug Product technical background in aseptic operations, sterile filtration, visual inspection and packaging and labeling operations

  • Demonstrated experience implementing new technology for commercial operations

  • Strong technical problem solving experience

  • 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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Cambridge, MA
United States

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