Director, Partnerships, Alliance Management & Health Access

Cambridge, MA
June 06 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Director, Partnerships, Alliance Management & Health Access

The Role:
You will initiate, structure, establish, maintain and grow our Global Public Health partnerships and alliances with key current and potential partners (including but not limited to BMGF, BARDA, DARPA, CEPI, UTMB, Vulcan, IAVI, NIAID/VRC, CARB-X, & WRAIR.) This will be achieved by working internally with the Infectious Diseases R&D team, External R&D, Business Development, Legal, Financial and Strategy teams to build grant submissions and responses to Calls for Proposals. You will then be responsible for establishing, maintaining and managing the non-scientific aspect of Infectious Diseases research partnerships and partners. This will be done internally by working in close partnership with External R&D and Partnered project leaders and managers to ensure that proposed and funded individuals and activities are appropriately structured, financed and resourced to the partner. You will ensure that the resources that are funded by partnered projects are clearly identified and/or recruited and that appropriate time is billed and reimbursed. You will work externally to ensure that the reporting and contractual obligations are in place. You will also maintain close contact with the individuals and organizations, such as BARDA, DARPA, BIO, CEPI, USAID/VRC, & BMGF that are instrumental in promoting the US ID funding ecosystem.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Work with internal and external partners to identify, build, win and maintain external funding and partnerships for Infectious Diseases projects
  • Build appropriate structural, financial and resource model for each potential partnership
  • Work closely with finance, BD, and legal to build and implement the resourcing and funding strategy
  • Work with partnership program and project teams to ensure alignment between internal plans and partner expectations
  • Update senior and executive leadership on status of partner programs at ad hoc and quarterly partnership portfolio reviews
  • Maintain close links with key funding partners such as BMGF, BARDA, DARPA, CEPI, UTMB, Vulcan, IAVI, NIAID/VRC, CARB-X, & WRAIR, etc.

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • Degree in a scientific or medical field with at least 6-10 years of experience in a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or related healthcare setting.
  • Experience in vaccine and/or antibody development, ideally from Discovery to licensure with advanced understanding of the essential activities of all disciplines involved in clinical stage drug development
  • Experience in building, submitting and maintaining funding grants and responses to RfPs/CfPs
  • Ability to express ideas and present information effectively at all levels of the organization, and with external partners
  • Ability to effectively collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment.
  • Demonstrated program management skills, such as:
    • Working with teams to clarify vision and direction;
    • Developing work plans to meet goals;
    • Managing teams to meet goals and deliverables, tracking progress toward plan;
    • Highlighting areas of risk and developing mitigation plans;
    • Identifying options and facilitating decision-making and problem solving;
    • Compiling program budgets, and tracking financial progress against plan;
    • Planning and facilitating effective, efficient meetings.

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
  • Free annual corporate membership to Bluebikes
  • 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 (includes 2 floating holidays)

Why join Moderna

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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