Skip to main content

This job has expired

You will need to login before you can apply for a job.

Associate Director, Program Management

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
May 18, 2023

Job Details

The Role:

The Infectious Disease team at Moderna is looking for a highly motivated, creative leader, interested in guiding projects from inception to completion. The PM will focus on application and development of novel immunological programs, working closely with Modernas immunology team to address mechanism of mRNA vaccine action and questions related to durability, immune programming, immune functionality, mucosal immunity, assay development, and more. The individual will help lead a cross- functional team, managing and inspiring both internal and external collaboration, and help develop each projects goals, objectives, deliverables, timelines, and ensure that all the team members are accountable for bringing a project to fruition. This exciting role will fall into the Infectious Diseases Research Immunologys growing management team driving a rapidly growing and perpetually evolving portfolio including projects from discovery to early development. As a program manager, you will play a critical role in shaping strategy, facilitating communication, driving execution, and managing change within a high paced and product-focused environment. The candidates contributions will be essential to accelerating the delivery of novel mRNA medicines to transform the lives of patients.

This position reports into the Director, Portfolio Strategy & Operations, and is based in Cambridge, MA.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Work cross-functionally and cross-organizationally to support preclinical research teams to drive multiple programs and initiatives forward

  • Collaborates closely with research team and interfaces broadly across Research Immunology, ID Research and the larger Moderna organization to facilitate timely outcomes

  • Partner with Research and Program leaders and cross-functional stakeholders to define strategic objectives and maintain integrated research plans to ensure work resourced and executed against an aligned strategy

  • Coordinate with cross-functional workstream leaders to ensure team delivery by enabling communication, collaboration, and decision-making

  • Monitor progress, identify and mitigating risk, resolve issues, and ensure deliverables and milestones are achieved for assigned programs and initiatives

  • Propose and lead initiatives to increase efficiency, improve communication, and facilitate collaboration

  • Work with ID Research Operations to facilitate operational deliverables, including contracts, shipping, and other operational outputs

  • Support budget planning and forecasting processes, making significant contributions to development of the annual program level budget

  • Organize a data management strategy to ensure all relevant documents, data and deliverables are accessible to the team for review, discussion and decision making

  • Implement a strategic and team communication plan that meets the unique needs of each research effort, enables agile decision making, and maintains alignment of work plan and strategy

  • Own timelines to ensure efficient progression and interdependent activities, appropriately escalating changes to the plan and timelines for visibility and realignment

  • Apply scientific knowledge to critically review data, present results, and influence the strategy

  • Generate presentations, as needed, to support program leads in the preparation of communications to internal leadership and governance

  • Set meeting agendas, capture meeting summaries, and follow up on action items to facilitate communication and translate decisions into action

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Master's degree in a scientific discipline required with prior experience in immunology and/or infectious diseases space in an industry setting.

  • You have at least 12 to 15years of experiencein project and program management field with a demonstrated track record of successfully driving early-stage product development programs in the research space

  • Experienced in leading or working within cross-functional project teams, including defining objectives and deliverables, building, and maintaining project/program plans, and resource and budget management

  • You are comfortable acting as an owner and enjoy a highly dynamic and collaborative approach to drive program success in a fast-moving research organization.

  • Experience in managing multiple concurrent internal and external collaborative programs simultaneously, including defining integrated strategic workplans to ensure effective and coordinated delivery of outcomes

  • Exceptional communication skills with a strong focus on quick decision making and impactful outcomes

  • You have a strong understanding of the research life cycle that is employed across the pharma industry

  • You put team before tasksby collaborating actively with all team members and supporting them

  • You work independently yet engage proactively with team members, colleagues, and stakeholders to get alignment and drive projects and programs forward.

  • A desire to be part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative and a passion for bringing new medicines to patients.

  • Knowledge of project and program management tools and timeline visualization software (e.g., MS Project, Smartsheet, etc.), Smartsheet experience is highly preferred

  • Prior experience in a project and/or program leader role with a successful track record of delivery highly desirable

  • Experience with external alliance and/or CRO management a plus

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

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. 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 and approval 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 autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

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 (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.


Stock Symbol:


Stock Exchange:



Facebook  Instagram  Twitter


Company info
200 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert