Director, Capability & Implementation Project Management, Clinical Development Office at Moderna Therapeutics in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a motivated and energetic Director level Project Manager responsible for providing project management leadership to enable execution of cross-functional projects across clinical development. This position will play an important role in establishing a centralized project management function that will drive critical projects that will enable the Clinical Development Organization to scale as we look to establish key internal capabilities in support of operational excellence in our clinical trials and deliver on the promise of mRNA technology. This role will be responsible to develop strong oversight and execution for projects and initiatives which may include developing a business case and project plan to support internal approval, as well as managing the capability build through implementation. These projects will include key partnerships across our Clinical Development (CDO) functions: Business Operations, Clinical Operations, Clinical Supply, Clinical Biomarkers, Data Management, Medical Writing, Patient Recruitment & Retention, Stats & Programing and may include Therapeutic Areas, Commercial, Finance, Regulatory, Supply Chain and more with the critical responsibility of integration across all those processes related to the projects.

The Director will develop timelines, provide governance, lead certain project teams, support the functions in project planning, drive execution and manage risk, allocate budgets and resources appropriately, and coordinate interdependencies across all the functions.

Here's What You'll Do:

The Project Manager will be involved in high-level supervision of strategic projects, with specific focus to deliver on Clinical Development capability projects:

  • Direct multiple complex projects involving internal and external stakeholders and vendors

  • Provide leadership to projects; be the hub of knowledge and source of truth

  • Create cross functional project plans to ensure clarity of deliverables and timing

  • Track, report and facilitate the resolution of issues and risks across several integrated projects

  • Partner with the relevant functional leadership to drive project strategy and execution plan

  • Manage project team meetings to include agenda planning, drive agenda, decision tracking and action follow-up.

  • Build relationships with key stakeholders (team members and leadership) to ensure alignment of functional and corporate objectives

  • Manage project managers within the Capability & Implementation PM team

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:

  • Graduate degree with 10+ years of experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting or Bachelors degree with 15+ years of experience

  • Experience in clinical drug development

  • PMP certification preferred

  • Understanding and experience in GCP and/or GXP environment is preferred

  • Proven track record of successful project management experience and knowledge of project management tools/software

  • Demonstrated experience in leading cross-functional programs in business setting, consulting setting and preferred in established development organization

  • Must be adept at working in a fluid environment and foster a strong collaborative spirit internally and externally.

  • People management experience

  • Strong personal skills to influence without authority, motivate others and manage conflict.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as demonstrated organizationalaptitude

Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:

  • On-site subsidized cafeteria or catered lunches

  • Company-provided iPhone

  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass

  • Free annual corporate membership to Bluebikes

  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses

  • 16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents

  • 16 weeks 100% paid family caregiver leave

  • 20 weeks 100% paid medical leave

  • Eligible for "Moderna Month" (one month paid sabbatical after five years of service and eligible for additional one month paid sabbatical every 3 years thereafter)

  • Adoption assistance and discounts to local childcare centers, as well as access to

  • 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately

  • A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability

  • Voluntary legal assistance plan

  • 15 days' vacation and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays (includes 2 floating holidays)

About Moderna:

In 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a science research-stage company advancing programs in the promising-but-still-unproven field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with its first medicine having treated millions of people, a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across six modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for both clinical and commercial production at scale and at unprecedented speed. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use of one of the earliest and most-effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and auto-immune diseases. Today, 24 development programs are underway across these therapeutic areas, with 13 programs having entered the clinic. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.