Director, Quantitative Bioanalytics

Cambridge, MA
March 14 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Director, Quantitative Bioanalytics

The Role:

The Director of Quantitative Bioanalytics will be a highly motivated individual with a proven track record of scientific leadership and management experience. The Director is responsible for providing scientific, technical and strategic leadership of bioanalytical methods to enable advancement of Moderna's mRNA therapeutics. The Director will apply their experience in assay method development and validation, as well as experience in sample analysis, to lead a team of scientists and manage external vendors. The Director will be measured by their ability to scale their team while continually optimizing productivity and quality.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Ensuring regulatory compliant and scientifically sound internal and external bioanalytical programs
  • Conducting and overseeing the analysis of clinical and nonclinical samples for all therapeutic programs with high scientific standards
  • Assessing new bioanalytical technologies and incorporating them when appropriate
  • Leading the growth of Moderna's bioanalytical capabilities and developing industry leading technologies to support the development of Moderna's drug products
  • Coaching, mentoring and career development of staff
  • Presenting data, collaborative findings, and plans to Moderna management, partners and collaborators, conferences and regulatory meetings as appropriate
  • Managing external partners for all technical aspects and assists quality assurance/regulatory functions for bioassay activities
  • Performs reviews and, when necessary, identifies additional analyses of data generated by vendor laboratories

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • PhD or MSc in Immunology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or equivalent curriculum.
  • PhD with at least 10 years of relevant experience or MSc with at least 15 years of relevant experience including 3+ years of management experience
  • Proven ability to manage bioassay development, optimization and qualification within a CRO or with CRO partners
  • Solid knowledge of GLP practices for bioanalytical laboratories and familiarity with ICH, FDA and EMA guidance, as well as USP and industry suggested best practices, regarding bioassay advancement and management
  • Experience in guiding technical development and troubleshooting of bioassays at CRO partners through email communication, teleconferences and on-site visits
  • Experience training and developing scientific personnel
  • Experience across all phases of drug development
  • Experience overseeing method development, method transfer, and method cross validation
  • Accustomed to working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders to resolve issues
  • Skills demonstrating initiative and creativity
  • Ability to develop and deliver clear and concise presentations for both internal and external meetings
  • Candidate will be curious in exploring new path for drug discovery, bold in proposing creative experimental designs and ideas. Will work collaboratively with multifunctional teams and will be relentless in pursuing successful outcomes
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:
  • Daily on-site catered lunches
  • 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
  • 16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 16 weeks 100% paid family caregiver leave
  • 20 weeks 100% paid medical leave
  • Adoption assistance and discounts to local childcare centers, as well as access to
  • 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 and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays

Why join Moderna Therapeutics

At Moderna, we believe messenger RNA, or mRNA, is the "software of life." Every cell in the body uses mRNA to provide real-time instructions to make the proteins necessary to drive all aspects of biology, including in human health and disease. Given its essential role, we believe mRNA could be used to create a new category of medicines with significant potential to improve the lives of patients.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna currently has strategic alliances for development programs with AstraZeneca, Plc. and Merck, Inc., as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense; and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Moderna has been ranked in the top ten of Science's list of top biopharma industry employers for the past four years. To learn more, visit .

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


Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

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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