Executive Director, Program Leader, Respiratory Combination Vaccine


Cambridge, MA

The Role:

Moderna Infectious Disease Development is seeking a highly talented and motivated Senior Director/Executive Director to serve as a Program Leader with a broad scientific skill base and expertise in infectious disease vaccine research and development. The successful candidate will drive progression of a portfolio of respiratory virus combination vaccines through development, leading a cross-functional development team to bring the vaccines through Phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical studies. The candidate will align internal stakeholders on program strategy and will be accountable for program execution. Applicants should be outstanding vaccinologists with strong experience in research and clinical development, excellent communicators, and 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 Moderna’s mRNA technology into a broad portfolio of vaccines against infectious diseases.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the cross-functional program team for respiratory virus combination vaccines (e.g. influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2, and/or RSV); serve as subject-matter-expert

  • Drive milestone achievements and go/no-go decision making to progress vaccines through development stages

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

  • Support development of regulatory documents and Health Authority interactions up to and including BLA submission

  • Engage external stakeholders including KOLs and key PIs

  • Accountable for the integrated development plan for Respiratory Combination Vaccines

  • Develop a program budget in coordination with functional representatives

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

  • Ph.D in microbiology, immunology or a related field; or an MD

  • Expertise in respiratory pathogen (influenza, SARS-CoV-2, RSV, etc) virology and immunology preferred

  • 10-12 years of experience (title commensurate with experience/skillset) in the discovery and development of infectious disease vaccines, encompassing areas such as antigen design, immunology, virology, translational research, clinical development, with a preference given to experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting

  • Strong ability to lead cross-functional teams; engage senior leadership, health authorities, and KOLs

  • Equally comfortable with high level strategic analysis and detail-oriented execution

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as demonstrated organizational aptitude

  • Ability to effectively collaborate and influence others at all levels in a dynamic, highly matrixed organization.

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, the infrastructure 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 people are 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. We’re 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)