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Executive Director of Clinical Development Data and Digital Health Strategy

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Apr 18, 2024

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The Role:

The Executive Director of Clinical Development Data and Digital Health Strategy is a transformative leadership role responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive clinical development data, business application and digital health strategy, enabling operational efficiency and the successful execution of Modernas development portfolio strategy and objectives. As a key member of the PPM LT, this position requires deep understanding of clinical development processes, strong leadership skills, and proactive, strategic, and innovative approaches as well as close collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders, Digital (IT) teams, and external vendors/partners. Your work will directly shape the strategic direction of our clinical development data platforms and solutions to ensure we remain at the forefront of innovation in the biotech industry.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Strategic Planning & Execution: Develop and execute a comprehensive strategy & roadmap for clinical data, business applications and digital health solutions within Clinical Development, enabling the successful execution of Modernas development portfolio strategy and objectives.

  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders, including Clinical Development leadership, Digital (IT) teams, and external vendors, to identify business requirements, prioritize projects, and ensure seamless integration of applications in our development processes.

  • Business Application Management: Oversee the management, and enhancement of business applications used in clinical development, e.g. CTMS and IRT, ensuring their optimal performance, reliability, and compliance with industry regulations.

  • Transformation: Leverage innovative insights and digital technology, incl. AI/ML, to streamline our development processes, increase operational efficiency and to enable the successful evolution of our development operating model.

  • Vendor Management: Perform structured evaluations and selections of new technology solutions and manage relationships with external vendors, including contract negotiations, performance evaluations, and issue resolution, to ensure the delivery of high-quality services and solutions.

  • Team Leadership: Provide strong leadership to the XY team, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Set clear goals, provide guidance, and support professional development opportunities for team members.

  • Compliance and Risk Management: Ensure business applications comply with regulatory requirements, data privacy regulations, and internal policies. Identify and mitigate potential risks associated with application usage and data management.

  • Budget Management: Develop and manage the budget for data, business applications and digital health solutions within the Clinical Development department, ensuring cost-effective utilization of resources and alignment with organizational financial goals.

  • Training and Support: Collaborate with training teams to develop and deliver training programs to end-users, ensuring effective utilization of our business applications and digital solutions and maximizing user adoption.

  • External Innovation: Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices related to data, business applications and digital health solutions in clinical development to ensure Moderna remains at the forefront of innovation in the biotech industry.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Masters degree in Data and/or Computer Science, Information Systems, Digital Technology or a related field.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in IT/IS leadership roles in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or healthcare industry with a proven track record of strategic planning and driving organizational performance.

  • Experience with digital transformation initiatives and technology solution implementation in a complex R&D environment.

  • In-depth knowledge of clinical development processes and the role of IT within this domain.

  • Exceptional leadership and team management skills, with a history of motivating high-performing teams.

  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, adept at addressing complex business challenges with effective IT solutions.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of building robust relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Financial acumen and experience with sophisticated modeling tools, analytics, and data-driven decision-making approaches.

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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