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Program Lead, Infectious Disease Development, Norovirus

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Feb 8, 2024

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Science/R&D, Infectious Disease, Pathology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role:

Moderna Infectious Disease Development is seeking a motivated and energetic Program Leader with a broad scientific skill base and deep expertise in infectious disease research and development to lead the Norovirus Vaccine Program Team. The Program Leader will lead a cross-functional team to develop and align stakeholders on the development and regulatory strategy and drive progression of the vaccine candidate through late-phase development, filing, approval, and lifecycle management. Applicants should be excellent communicators and should have a successful track record of leading and motivating teams. They will be part of a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and fast-paced team that is translating Modernas mRNA technology into a broad portfolio of vaccines against infectious diseases.

Heres What Youll Do:

The Program Leader will

  • Lead the cross-functional Program Team for the Norovirus vaccine program through Phase 2/3 development, filing, and approval

  • Develop an integrated development plan with the Program Team and in alignment with senior functional leaders

  • Coordinate with Commercial and Medical Affairs to define and achieve the Target Product Profile for initial launch to obtain appropriate recommendations. Continue to coordinate on lifecycle management planning and execution

  • Support development of regulatory documents and health authority interactions up to and including BLA submission and VRBPAC

  • Represent the program status, scenarios, and trade-offs for the program with senior leadership, and internal and external stakeholders and align on program direction

  • Develop a program budget in coordination with program management, finance, and functional representatives

  • Collaborate with other members of the Latent Virus Portfolio organization and the Infectious Disease Development organization to share knowledge and improve ways of working

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD, MD, Pharm D) with at least 10 years of experience in the discovery and/or development of vaccines or biologics. Exceptional candidates with a BS/MS degree and appropriate level of experience will also be considered.

  • Late-phase development experience in a biotech/biopharma company with bringing a product through BLA/MAA filing and approval strongly valued

  • Understanding of key elements of vaccine/drug development and interdependencies, including clinical, regulatory, CMC, and commercial

  • Ability to integrate information across disciplines to create a comprehensive program strategy

  • Proven capacity to work successfully in a fluid and fast-paced environment and to foster a strong collaborative spirit internally and externally

  • Proven track record of successful cross functional program leadership or management, including management of timelines and budgets

  • Ability to effectively engage senior leadership, health authorities, and KOLs

  • Ability to manage conflict and align teams on common objectives and plans

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Perseverance and courage

  • Enthusiasm for learning

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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