Skip to main content

This job has expired

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

Senior Director, Clinical Development, Infectious Disease

Moderna, Inc.
Bethesda, MD
Start date
Jun 11, 2024

View more

Clinical, Clinical Development, Clinical Research
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Best Places to Work

Job Details

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a physician to lead a Phase 3 clinical development program for one or more of their development programs in Infectious Diseases. Board certification in Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine and/or Geriatrics, or Obstetrics and Gynecology is desirable. At least 5 years of research and industry experience in vaccine development is highly desirable.

This role will report to Modernas Therapeutic Area Head, Clinical Development, Respiratory Virus Vaccines and will be the primary point person for the medical oversight of clinical studies with responsibilities to include clinical trial design, protocol development, Sponsor medical monitoring, review and interpretation of clinical trial data, and timely execution of deliverables in close collaboration with relevant internal and external partners. The position is based at Modernas Cambridge, MA, Princeton, NJ or Bethesda, MD sites.

The successful candidate is driven, curious, collaborative, with a bold ambition to contribute to the development of ground-breaking mRNA-based vaccines. Excellence in communication, teamwork, and collaboration is a must.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Provide clinical scientific leadership to the blinded Phase 3 clinical trial team.

  • Provide medical leadership for cross-functional internal workstreams including pharmacovigilance, biostatistics, clinical operations, and regulatory affairs.

  • Either directly monitor or provide medical safety oversight of CRO medical monitors.

  • Collaborate with partners in the pharmacovigilance department in the analysis of clinical trial safety data.

  • Collaborate closely with partners in the Clinical Operations, and be accountable for clinical trial conduct and timelines for associated key deliverables.

  • Lead the design and writing of clinical protocols and associated clinical documents.

  • Lead the writing of clinical and safety sections of key Program documents including Investigational New Drug submissions, Investigator Brochures, Clinical Study Reports, Development Safety Update Reports, Biologics License Applications, and other regulatory submissions and responses.

  • Be responsible for the preparation, analysis, and presentation of safety data to internal and external safety monitoring boards.

  • Assume primary responsibility for the preparation of meeting abstracts, posters, and presentations related to clinical trial data.

  • Contribute to the writing of manuscripts and publications.

  • Comply with Moderna SOPs and adhere to ICH, GCP, and relevant regulatory guidelines.

  • Provide medical leadership for internal audits and regulatory inspections.

  • Assist in preparations of materials for Advisory Board meetings.

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

  • Represent Moderna externally to trial site Investigators and administrators.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • MD or non-US equivalent of MD degree with completion of residency in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or Obstetrics/Gynecology. Completion of a fellowship or focused training in Infectious Diseases or Geriatrics is desirable.

  • Minimum 5 years experience in early- to late-stage development in an academic or industry setting. Proven ability to:

    • Plan and conduct clinical trials

    • Deliver high-quality results within established timelines

    • Demonstrated track record in leading cross-functional teams and work streams (pharmacovigilance, biostatistics, clinical operations, and regulatory affairs).

  • Experience on a previous Phase 3 development program is highly desirable

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Attention to detail, internal drive to generate high-quality work, and sense of passion and urgency to achieve team and program goals.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and strategic planning skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills commensurate with the need to work closely with CROs, investigators, consultants, and team members across functions.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills to meet the needs of varied audiences.

  • Integrated understanding of FDA, EMA, ICH, and GCP guidelines. Prior interactions with FDA and EMA regulatory agencies is desirable.

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.


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