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Director, Global Medical Affairs - Oncology

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Jun 8, 2024

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Clinical, Medical Affairs, Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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The Role

Moderna is seeking a Director, Global Medical Affairs to spearhead Medical Affairs activities for our Oncology Individualized Neoantigen Therapy (INT) program.

Reporting into the Vice President, Global Medical Affairs Oncology, this role will be the primary point person for the development of INT Medical Affairs plans and strategic activities, including launch plans, data generation, integration, and dissemination.

This role will also define and implement strategy that aligns with business goals by initiating major global projects to close gaps in medical education and research, identifying objectives, innovative tactics and clear measures of success for global activities supporting the launch and lifecycle management of INT.

This is an exciting time to join Moderna as we expand our product reach globally to hundreds of millions of people and experience acceleration in our pipeline and late phase development, thereby poising Moderna for substantial growth in the upcoming years. This role will be a key contributor to Modernas future success in making a transformative impact to patients through our vaccines and therapeutics using our mRNA platform.

Moderna seeks candidates aligned with its culture centered on bold, collaborative, curious, and relentless values, which enable innovation in mRNA-based vaccines and therapeutics to benefit patients.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Provide subject matter area expertise and leadership for cross-functional internal workstreams including Pharmacovigilance, Biostatistics, Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs and Brand teams.

  • Develop and foster relationships with external experts, medical societies and patient advocacy groups to ensure that robust insights are consolidated into global plans, enabling the generation of data that are needed by payers, physicians and patients to understand the value of Modernas innovative mRNA platform.

  • Develop innovative research concepts and medical education initiatives to close gaps in research and knowledge and that supports understanding of the benefit/risk profile and optimal use of Modernas INT.

  • Contribute to the writing of manuscripts and abstracts for congress presentations and peer reviewed publications.

  • Create a roadmap for establishing effective internal training on external facing content and data, scientific engagement strategy, processes and systems and lead the preparations of materials for Advisory Board meetings & other key external stakeholder activities.

  • Provide guidance and scientifically accurate review of medical materials and strategies in accordance with established policies and practice standards, including regulatory guidelines to meet various customer needs.

  • Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with the broader Moderna organization.

  • Represent Moderna externally.

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • PhD/PharmD required

  • 8+ years of relevant industry experience in Oncology Medical Affairs.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • MD, PhD, PharmD

  • Proven ability to act with dynamic range, driving strategy and execution simultaneously to:

    • Develop relevant disease area Medical Affairs strategy and prioritization of activities across multiple workstreams.

    • Deliver high-quality results on time and within expedited timelines.

  • Demonstrated track record in leading cross-functional teams and skillfully removing barriers to encourage collective action towards execution of business goals and priorities.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving and dynamic environment, clearly communicating and collaborating with senior leadership to resolve challenging decisions.

  • Keen attention to detail, strong business acumen, excellent analytical, problem-solving, and internal drive to generate high-quality work, with passion and urgency to drive impact for patients.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to meet the needs of varied internal and external stakeholders.

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

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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