Sr. Director, Regulatory Affairs, Rare Disease

Employer
Moderna
Location
Cambridge, MA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
September 15 2019
Ref
R1759
Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Biotech
The Role:

Moderna Therapeutics is seeking a Director/Sr. Director of Regulatory Strategy to support rare disease programs to be based in its Cambridge headquarters. This is a newly created role intended for a forward looking, creative regulatory strategist able to anticipate and address the challenges involved in gaining market approval for messenger RNA therapeutics as unprecedented new drug modality. The Director/Sr. Director will be a strategic leader within Regulatory Affairs, responsible for developing and executing regulatory plans for assigned programs, and as an expert within Regulatory, will be relied on to articulate clear and compelling regulatory strategy, highlighting risks and opportunities when appropriate.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Develops content, format and accountability for regulatory submissions and related supplements and amendments.
  • Advises project teams regarding the development and implementation of regulatory strategy through the clinical development processes. Identifies potential areas of regulatory concern and responds to new government/regulatory developments.
  • Establishes and maintains excellent relationships with regulatory agency personnel. Responds to requests for additional data, organizes and manages participation in meetings. Negotiates directly with regulatory authorities regarding company's filings.
  • Reviews and approves technical data and verifies accuracy of clinical data and execution of clinical projects to regulatory authorities.
  • Develops, implements, and reviews current policies and practices in compliance with Federal and international regulatory agencies.
  • Serves as regulatory affairs executive to provide input on trials and filing activities and to ensure that report systems are maintained and compliant.
  • Coordinates with other departments, corporate or marketing partners, and outsourcing partners to achieve project goals.
  • Monitors regulatory publications to keep apprised of new or changing regulatory developments and potential strategic impact.
  • Reviews all external materials for regulatory compliance.
  • Partners with internal teams and Moderna partners to develop content and manage submissions to regulatory bodies.
  • Serve as overall global regulatory lead accountable for all regulatory aspects of his or her assigned project(s), including development and implementation of the global regulatory development plan for the project
  • Represent Regulatory Affairs on cross-functional project teams
  • Effectively communicate the regulatory strategy, risks, mitigations and overall plans to the GRA Management Team, Project Development Team and senior management, as relevant.
  • Ensure the global regulatory strategy for assigned project(s) is consistent with the business objectives and have been negotiated with relevant health authorities as appropriate.
  • Ensure alignment of regulatory strategy and plan on a continuous basis within the Moderna ecosystem.
  • May be responsible for line management and development of direct reports.
  • Identify areas in need of improvement and lead the development and implementation of process improvements.
  • Manage resources for assigned project(s), including ensuring adequate regulatory resources, skills, and budgets are available to deliver the project deliverables.


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 care.com
  • 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 www.modernatx.com .

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

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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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