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Sr. Director, R&D Strategy

Employer
Moderna, Inc.
Location
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Feb 15, 2024

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Discipline
Marketing, Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Genetown, Best Places to Work

Job Details

The Role

Moderna continues to leverage its novel mRNA platform to expand the R&D portfolio and open new therapeutic applications for mRNA across diseases and therapeutic areas. R&D Strategy plays a crucial role for Moderna to achieve its mission to deliver the greatest possible impact to people through mRNA medicines by supporting critical research and development decisions.

The R&D Strategy team operates across research and development to provide analysis and guidance from discovery through development. The team executes a portfolio of strategy projects comprised of:

  • Discovery strategy to provide a scientific and business assessment of discovery concepts and novel applications of mRNA

  • Program strategy to drive research, preclinical and clinical development decision-making for specific programs

  • Portfolio strategy to set R&D priorities and objectives

The Senior Director, R&D Strategy will be responsible for a collection of strategy projects focused around one or more key pillars of R&D and enterprise strategy (e.g., respiratory vaccines, cancer vaccines, rare metabolic therapies, next generation pipeline and platform). This person will act as a critical integrator across the R&D portfolio to identify and drive towards R&D value catalysts through prioritization and sequencing of programs and resources.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Generate, prioritize and advance an agenda of discovery, program and portfolio strategy projects: deliver and action the most complex and cross-functional R&D questions

  • Discovery Strategy: In partnership with research leadership, identify novel mRNA applications and modalities through integrated assessment of biological, clinical and market factors

  • Program Strategy: In collaboration with program leadership, drive integrated discovery, preclinical, early-development and development strategy. Influence program strategy to align with the integrated R&D Strategy; identify and advance portfolio value catalysts

  • Portfolio Strategy: Integrate portfolio and program perspectives into enterprise strategy, contributing to long-range planning, objective setting, and portfolio prioritization

  • Be a trusted advisor and thought partner for Program Leadership and the R&D Leadership Team

  • Maintain an enterprise view across research, development, manufacturing and commercial

  • Additional duties as may be assigned from time to time

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • 12+ years of experience working for a clinical- or commercial-stage pharmaceutical/biotech company in strategy or corporate development, or similar experience in a professional services or investment capacity (e.g., management or strategy consulting, investment banking, or venture capital)

  • PhD, MD, or PharmD preferred, with an understanding of drug development and value creation in the biopharmaceutical industry, and commitment to learn about the science behind our platform technology

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Ability to perform and synthesize in-depth analyses of indications, products, and therapeutic areas, to integrate analysis and broader context into a recommendation, and to defend recommendation in a respectful, objective manner

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills to deliver a compelling narrative/message to senior stakeholders in the organization

  • 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 modernatx.com/careers 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 leavesandaccommodations@modernatx.com. (EEO/AAP Employer)

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Company

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.

 

Stock Symbol:

MRNA  

Stock Exchange:

USNASDAQ GS

 

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Company info
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Phone
617-714-6500
Location
200 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA
United States

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