Director, Clinical Operations, Vaccines

April 13 2017
Organization Type
Director, Clinical Operations, Vaccines

Position Summary

Moderna Therapeutic innovative mRNA platform will allow its infectious diseases venture, Valera to start the clinical development of multiple vaccines over the coming months.  Valera is therefore recruiting a Clinical Operations Manager to manage these studies.  This position will be responsible for initiating and leading phase 1 and 2 clinical trials development, set-up, implementation and completion.  This will be accomplished by working with the internal project team and through a preferred provider CRO and other external contractors.  This role will report internally to the Head of Clinical Development of Valera and will work closely with the Clinical Operations and Regulatory team of the Chief Medical Officer of Moderna.


  • Leadership of first-in-human and phase 2 vaccine clinical trials ensuring GCP and FDA Regulatory compliance
  • Work with the internal project team and manage the preferred provider CRO team and vendors to plan and implement clinical trials for a number of new vaccines
  • Develop and lead the review of clinical outsourcing strategies and plans
  • Manage assigned vaccine clinical trial budgets and resource assignment
  • Responsible for representing Clinical Operations on cross-functional project teams and Vendor/CRO operational meetings and ensuring compliance with global operational standards and procedures
  • Initiate and lead monitoring oversight activities are conducted in accordance to Moderna and ICH/GCP standards
  • Represent the Company externally to Investigators and trial site administrators.
  • Oversee activities leading to internal GCP audits and regulatory inspections related to clinical trial conduct
  • Maintain oversight and participate in the review of departmental SOPs to ensure compliance
  • Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders in Clinical Development and the broader Moderna organization


  • At least 8-10 years of management experience in an infectious disease vaccines clinical research environment
  • Multi-dimensional Clinical operations background with capability of devising plans for operational challenges such as site activation, patient enrollment, monitoring oversight, protocol deviation management, data cleaning, etc
  • Cross Collaboration proficiency with other functions such as R&D, Finance and production
  • Thorough command of FDA, MHRA and ICH GCP guidelines to ensure the appropriate conduct of clinical studies in the United States, Europe and rest of world
  • Experience in regulatory GCP inspections/audits
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, in addition to excellent organizational skills
  • Creative, capable problem-solver


Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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