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Director, US Regulatory Policy and Regulatory Intelligence

Moderna, Inc.
Bethesda, MD
Start date
Apr 3, 2024

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Regulatory, Regulatory Affairs
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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The Role:

The US Regulatory Policy and Regulatory Intelligence Lead will be a strong subject matter expert in regulatory processes, laws, and regulations, with a strong understanding of how regulatory policy is shaped and developed in the US. This role will manage a highly collaborative function that addresses global policy intelligence gathering, analysis of changes in the regulatory environment, development of policy positions, and creation and execution of advocacy strategies to achieve policy goals, working collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders to influence the policy environment set by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and global Health Agencies. This individual will work closely with subject matter experts within Moderna to shape policies around the mRNA platform, assess the impact of regulatory policy on the companys products and goals, ensure unified US Regulatory Strategies across the portfolio.

Here's What Youll Do:

  • Defining and delivering a regulatory policy plan for the US that addresses current and future business needs, that is co-designed with Global Regulatory Sciences, Safety and Pharmacovigilance, Clinical Development and the Quality leadership and in partnership with our companys policy teams at the global, regional and country levels;

  • Propose and respond to draft legislation, regulations, guidelines and policiesat the US level, as well as plan and manage interactions and communications with trade associations and health authorities on regulatory policy matters in the US.

  • Represent effectively Modernas position in the US and serve as the company representative internally and externally on key US policy topics to appropriately shape the regulatory environment with US FDA (e.g. interact with the FDA and engage in proactive policy activities policy topics, such as real world data, digital health, rare diseases, pediatrics, diversity in clinical trials, patient focused drug development, PDUFA) as well as engage with patient advocacy organizations, medical societies and key industry stakeholder such as DIA, BIO, etc.

  • Manage on-site activities for select meetings with FDA and other health authorities (e.g., regulatory milestone meetings, management meet and greets, ad hoc policy-focused meetings) as assigned for specific projects.

  • Providing insights and advocate for positionson critical regulatory issues and trends to Research and Development business partners and to contribute to a broader policy platform; and

  • Build our companys share of voice and influence extramural to support the enterprise policy agenda through engagement in trade associations and representation for industry initiatives.

  • Oversee and manage regulatory Intelligence resources and databases as well as access to them, and provide focused regulatory insights to the GRS organization and other stakeholders.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelors Degree is required, preferably in science, health care, public health or health policy or BS in any field accompanied by a Masters or Doctorate degree in science, health care, public health, health policy, or law;

  • Doctorate degree and at least 10 years of experience with FDA, either directly (working within a health authority) or indirectly (closely interacting with health authority) OR

  • Masters degree and at least 10 years of experience with FDA, either directory (working within a health authority) or indirectly (closely interacting with health authority) OR

  • Bachelors degree and at least 15 years of experience with FDA, either directly (working within a health authority) or indirectly (closely interacting with health authority);

  • Proven capability in acting as a credible, influential and respected spokesperson able to convey complex messages, trends & insights;

  • Deep understanding of the US regulatory environment, the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and latest regulations and guidances with sound knowledge of intelligence tools and methods; preference will be given to candidates with experience supporting vaccines and infectious disease products, and experience across a number of disciplines including Pharmacovigilance, Quality, and Clinical Development;

  • Strong relationship management and interpersonal skills with superb written and oral and communication skills;

  • Proven success at stakeholder engagement across organizational levels and boundaries with ability to manage highly complex situations and engender trust when dealing with sensitive issues;

  • Ability to fully demonstrate our company leadership principles, driving results and building talent;

  • Ability to thrive in a cross-functional team environment with a global mindset;

  • Ability to travel internationally;

  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken).

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.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

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 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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