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Associate Director, Medical Writing

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Jun 10, 2024

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Clinical, Medical Writing
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role:

The Associate Director of Medical Writing is an incredible opportunity to work under the direct mentorship of our Director or Senior Director of Medical Writing. The chosen candidate will not just be a part of Modernas medical writing team but will lead the charge in delivering high-quality clinical and regulatory writing. From masterminding the planning and coordination to spearheading the delivery of final drafts, your role of Associate Director of Medical Writing will be pivotal. They will be the linchpin connecting the clinical development team, understanding and translating how their work shapes the broader objectives of Modernas clinical development program. This is not just a job, it's an opportunity to drive change and make a difference in the world of biotechnology.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Functional Knowledge: Possess specialized depth and breadth of knowledge for managing medical writing and regulatory writing within a clinical development program.

  • Document Planning and Project Management: Coordinate and oversee the planning, writing, editing, and review of clinical and regulatory documents.

  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with the clinical development team and other departments to ensure alignment and coherence of documents.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure that all documents comply with regulatory guidelines and standards.

  • Data Interpretation: Understand and interpret complex clinical data and other scientific information.

  • Quality Control: Establish and maintain processes to ensure the quality of documents.

  • Document Updates: Regularly update and maintain all clinical and regulatory documents.

  • Problem Solving: Lead others to solve complex problems using multiple sources of information; use sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify solutions.

  • Impact on the Team: Guided by functional plans, achieve end results and contribute to policy development and planning.

  • Develop and Implement Departmental Strategies: Set goals and objectives for the medical writing team that align with the company's overall strategy.

  • Line Management: Manage performance, develop talent, and allocate resources to ensure the successful execution of the departments medical writing strategy.

\Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Education and Years of Experience: Advanced degree (preferred) with approximately 7 years of relevant experience OR bachelors degree with approximately 12 years of relevant experience.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and collaborate with all levels of the organization.

  • Leadership Skills: Ability to lead cross-functional projects or programs; manage external vendors.

  • Business Expertise: Understanding of the business aspects of biotechnology and the ability to contribute to strategic planning. Knowledge of external market and regulatory factors that may impact medical writing; ability to apply best practices to improve processes and services.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate difficult concepts and persuades others to adopt a different point of view.

  • Quality: Commitment to quality, ensuring that all work produced meets the highest standards of accuracy and comprehensiveness. High attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in standard industry software and database systems.

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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