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Senior Manager, Inspection Management, R&D Quality

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Jun 17, 2024

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Quality, Quality Control, Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role

In this role, you will primarily focus on Regulatory Health Authority inspection planning, logistics, and supporting inspections, ensuring compliance with Health Authority Regulations (e.g., FDA, EMA, etc.) and will be responsible for conducting Regulatory Authority pre-inspection, during inspection and post-inspection activities across R&D. The appointee will also support regulatory intelligence activities, partner with local R&D functions and study teams to create a quality culture within Moderna and help reach a sustained state of inspection readiness

Here's What Youll Do:

  • Builds and maintains strong and productive relationships with key stakeholders within R&D to support the successful and compliant execution of Moderna regulatory inspection activities.

  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of governmental regulations affecting GCP, GVP, GLP in the drug development process.

  • Plan, and coordinate GCP, GVP, GLP, GCLP regulatory authority inspections (routine, directed or submission driven) and the pre-inspection request process.

  • Coordinate and manage inspection preparation activities such as inspection management trainings, mock inspection interviews, mock inspections, site risk assessments and clinical site inspection preparation visits in preparation for regulatory authority inspections.

  • Provide guidance and direction in development of responses to observations resulting from inspections of Modernas R&D programs.

  • Ensure any critical and major inspection findings have appropriate Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA) and are tracked to completion and verification of effectiveness.

  • Lead and manage post-inspection lessons learned sessions, ensuring all actions are tracked to completion.

  • Contributes to and maintains inspection management plans, trainings, and strategies for the R&D Quality inspection management program.

  • Review and provide input into study team inspection preparation activities, storyboards, etc.

  • Collaborates with industry through benchmarking of regulatory activities that may influence regulatory inspection activities and strategies.

  • Contribute to the ongoing operations of the R&D Quality Regulatory Intelligence Program in issuance of multi-discipline monthly briefing reports to the organization.

  • Provide input into the issue management program to ensure early detection of issues, development of appropriate and robust corrective and preventative actions (CAPA), tracking of CAPA completion, and assessment of effectiveness is attained.

  • Support RDQ projects and initiatives, as assigned

  • Provides mentoring for new and junior staff members, as assigned

  • Contribute to the continuing development of a quality culture at Moderna

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table

  • BS/BA, MS or PhD and a minimum of 10, 8, 6 years experience, respectively, in Biotech, Pharma or Clinical Research Organization.

  • Knowledge of relevant FDA, EU, ICH GCP guidelines, and applicable international GxP regulations, guidelines and local legislation.

  • Knowledge of relevant FDA, EU, guidance for computerized systems is a plus.

  • Experience with inspection coordination and logistical planning for regulatory authority inspections.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.

  • Experience developing responses to regulatory authority inspection findings.

  • Experience working with CROs, vendors, and relationship management.

  • Leadership skills with ability to effectively organize and execute tasks

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills in a complex, fast-paced, and changing environment.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment.

  • Ability to influence and negotiate effective solutions, excellent interpersonal skills.

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

  • Travel of up to 30% required

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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