Associate Director/Director, Program Manager (Immuno-oncology), Investigational Medicines Office

Cambridge, MA
August 20 2019
Life Sciences, Oncology
Organization Type
The Role:

The Investigational Medicines Office at Moderna is responsible for leadership and management of the clinical-stage programs from IND to licensure. Moderna is seeking a motivated and energetic Program Manager to enable execution of the objectives and strategy of assigned clinical programs. The successful candidate will work in close coordination with the Program Leader to enable the execution of the set timelines. Each program manager may be assigned 1-2 programs depending on the phase of development and may also span multiple therapeutic areas depending on the development goals of the candidate. Program Manager may also collaborate with our partners for specific programs being developed by them. The successful program manager will have program management experience in late-stage development in immuno-oncology. The Program manager will be involved in high-level supervision of the programs.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Developing and tracking activities against program timelines
  • Collaborating with the program leader to align the program team on program objectives and timelines
  • Administering the day-to-day activities, including tracking costs, facilitating communication between the internal Moderna groups as well as with the partners
  • Providing technical and administrative support to programs by meeting weekly or bi-weekly with the line function representatives from to ensure the program remains on track and within budget
  • Working with the Finance group to implement and track program budget
  • Collaborating with external partners to ensure program and contract deliverables are met

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • BS degree in a scientific field with 10 years of experience or MS degree in a scientific field with 6-8 years of experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting
  • Experience in early drug development including the transition of novel candidates from discovery through licensure
  • Proven track record of successful project management experience supporting early- and late-stage programs
  • Prior experience managing or working within cross-functional project teams with timeline management and budgetary responsibility
  • Strong knowledge of project management tools and software or ability to learn the software as needed
  • Must be adept at working in a fluid environment and foster a strong collaborative spirit internally and externally.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as demonstrated organizational aptitude
  • Preferred: PhD and 2+ years of experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting
  • Preferred: Laboratory experience in an academic or biotechnology setting
  • Preferred: Managing government programs and/or contracts
  • Preferred: Experience working with SAP and MS Project software
  • Preferred: PMP certification

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.


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