Clinical Biomarker Director, Therapeutic Operations (Infectious Disease or Rare Disease)

Employer
Moderna
Location
Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Posted
April 06 2018
Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Biotech
Clinical Biomarker Director, Therapeutic Operations (Infectious Disease or Rare Disease)

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a Clinical Biomarker Director to develop and drive biomarker strategy across clinical compounds working collaboratively with cross functional therapeutic team members.  The role will liaise with external assay laboratories, collaboration partners and CROs.  This position reports to the Moderna's Head of Therapeutic Operations.  This position will work collaboratively across several disease teams and associated compounds to ensure planning, execution and data delivery of the biomarker strategy for clinical trials conducted by Moderna.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • Evaluate technologies to identify, define and implement the biomarker strategy to support the clinical development of Moderna's compounds
  • Develop the biomarker strategy with input from the research and clinical leads for the study
  • Drive the biomarker strategy to ensure assay labs complete appropriate qualification or validation work in order to execute on the clinical biomarker plan on time and with good quality
  • Ensures the timely and efficient delivery of all biomarker operational aspects across therapeutic area clinical trials
  • Accountable for planning, coordinating, and overseeing all operational activities required to manage the flow of biomarker samples from planning, collection, analysis, data delivery and final sample disposition in support from the Biosample Operations Manager
  • Responsible for collaborating closely with Translational Science/Research leads and biosample manager to execute biomarker operational strategies, serving as a single point of contact for biomarker operations across teams, and with collaborators, assay labs and CROs.
  • Responsible for the identification and selection of biomarker vendors in collaboration with the Translational Science/Research leads
  • Ensure collection, delivery and analysis of biosamples according to the protocol and in compliance with protocol, informed consent, local regulations as well as GCP/ICH
  • Manages the development and oversight of the biomarker analysis timelines, budget, risk and quality plans
  • Leads the development and finalization of the Biomarker Plan based on input from scientific and operational team members to deliver on biomarker operational strategies
  • Develops and provides operational input and recommendations into all study related documentation (including protocol, informed consent form, and amendments) and processes.
  • Attends operations team meetings and monitor training, CRO kick-off meetings, as applicable, to deliver trainings on biomarker
  • Participate in committees and work streams that support process and procedure for standardized language, biomarker usage, and data reporting

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:

  • MS (with at least 8 years pharmaceutical/biotechnology experience) or Ph.D. (with at least 5 years of pharmaceutical or biotechnology experience) in a related science focus (i.e. immunology, molecular biology, biotechnology).
  • Infectious disease should have global vaccine experience
  • Rare disease should have global experience with  biologic or gene therapy
  • Experience in clinical translational or biomarker work and its role across  drug development from early phase through licensure
  • Companion diagnostic development experience is desirable
  • Solid experience in the application of biomarkers during development of assets is preferred, including experience with clinical translational research, validation and implementation.
  • Experience in managing third party assay laboratories, collaborations and budget management.
  • Strong communication and project management skills

Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:

  • Daily catered lunches on-site.
  • Company-provided iPhone.
  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass.
  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage. Including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses.
  • 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately.
  • A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • Voluntary legal assistance plan
  • 15 days' vacation per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays.
  • 7 sick days per year
  • Adoption assistance, competitive parental leave, discount at KinderCare, Little Sprouts and Champions Centers, as well as access to Care.com

Why join Moderna Therapeutics

We are pioneering a new class of medicines made of messenger RNA, or mRNA. The potential implications of using mRNA as a drug are significant and far-reaching. It could transform not only how certain diseases are treated but also how medicines are discovered, developed and manufactured - at a breadth, scale and speed not common in the biopharma industry. 

Since our founding in 2011, we have built the industry's leading mRNA technology platform, the infrastructure to accelerate drug discovery and speed early development, a rapidly expanding pipeline, and an unparalleled team. Our development pipeline includes development candidates for mRNA-based vaccines and therapies spanning several therapeutic areas, and we have multiple clinical trials already underway with other development candidates progressing toward the clinic. In addition, we have a number of discovery programs that are advancing toward the development stage. 

We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our company and how we are advancing the promise of mRNA science to improve health and impact lives around the world. 

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Our Mission:
Deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.

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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