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Sr. Director, Regulatory Strategy - Infectious Diseases

Company: Moderna Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. Director, Regulatory Strategy - Infectious Diseases Moderna, Inc. is seeking a Director/Sr. Director of Regulatory Strategy to support Infectious Diseases/Vaccines 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 infectious disease vaccines as unprecedented new drug modality in the U.S. and other markets. 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, accounting for the complex interplay between major global Health Agencies, and leveraging the mRNA platform technology. Prior regulatory experience with infectious disease & vaccine development preferred. Here's What You'll Do: Sets strategic direction and leads the development of 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 and nonclinical development processes. Conducts risks and gaps assessment and Identifies potential areas of regulatory concern and responds to new government/regulatory developments. Monitors regulatory developments related to mRNA platform with focus on vaccine development and advises project teams regarding the development and implementation of regulatory strategy through the clinical development processes. Establishes and maintains excellent relationships with global health agencies. Responds to requests for additional data, organizes and manages participation in meetings. Negotiates directly and effectively with health agencies 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. Monitors regulatory publications to keep apprised of new or changing regulatory developments and potential strategic impact. Develops and maintains the Target Label Profile and the Company Core Data Sheet. Reviews all external materials for regulatory compliance. Collaborates with internal teams and Moderna partners to achieve project goals, including development content and management submissions to Health Agencies. Serves 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. - 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 - 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 You'll Bring to the Table: BA/BS degree in a scientific/engineering discipline. Advanced degree Preferred. 12+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry 8+ years of experience in Regulatory strategy, including specifically: Vaccine Development Expert knowledge of relevant FDA, EU, ICH guidelines and regulations related to Infectious Disease vaccine programs. Strong experience with CTD format and content regulatory filings Experience with developing and implementing competitive regulatory strategies - Demonstrated track record in securing product approvals and maintaining a complex portfolio Knowledge of and broad experience with regulatory procedures and legislation for drug development, product registration, line extension and license maintenance - preferably from at least both US and EU - Direct experience of leading regulatory authority meetings in different phases of drug development - Regulatory knowledge across therapeutic areas including infectious diseases and vaccine development is preferable. - Preferred: Delivery of at least one major application (NDA/BLA/MAA/JNDA etc.) Ability to work independently to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. - Ability to effectively collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment to drive meeting each program's critical regulatory milestones. Partners with internal teams and Moderna partners to develop content and manage submissions to regulatory bodies. Effectively communicate the regulatory strategy, risks, mitigations and overall plans to Regulatory Affairs the Project Team and senior management, as relevant. 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. Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written) and willingness to share knowledge and lessons learned. Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:

  • On-site subsidized cafeteria or 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
  • Eligible for "Moderna Month" (one month paid sabbatical after five years of service and eligible for additional one month paid sabbatical every 3 years thereafter)
  • 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) Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law. About Moderna In 10 years since its inception, -Moderna -has transformed from a science research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across six modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for both clinical and commercial production at scale and at unprecedented speed. -Moderna -maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and auto-immune diseases. -Moderna -has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by -Science -for the past seven years. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com . 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. #LI-TR2 At Moderna we are pioneering the development of a new class of drugs made of messenger RNA (mRNA). This novel drug platform builds on the discovery that modified mRNA can direct the body's cellular machinery to produce nearly any protein of interest, from native proteins to antibodies and other entirely novel protein constructs that can have therapeutic activity inside and outside of cells. We have a clear mission to propel the field of mRNA science forward and deliver new medicines to patients and a unique vision for how to achieve this mission. Our Mission: To deliver on the promise of transformative messenger RNA (mRNA) science to bring new medicines to patients. Our Vision: To unlock the potential of mRNA by establishing an ecosystem of teams and partners that will work together to develop the broadest possible array of drugs, across diverse therapeutic areas and routes of administration, for serious diseases that are not treatable today. Third Party Staffing Agencies M oderna does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. For the protection of all parties involved in the recruiting process, resumes will only be accepted from recruiters/agencies if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specified position. Unsolicited resumes sent to Moderna from recruiters/agencies do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter/agency and Moderna and do not obligate Moderna to pay fees if we hire from those resumes. Reasonable Accommodation Notice Moderna is committed to providing access to employment opportunities to all qualified individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans. -Reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done during the hiring process. These modifications enable a qualified individual with a disability to have an equal opportunity not only to get a job, but successfully perform their job tasks to the same extent as people without disabilities. - Consistent with our non-discrimination and accommodation policies, any applicant who needs an accommodation in connection with the hiring process or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied may make a request for accommodation to the recruiter or receive further information by calling +1-617-460-9346 or emailing humanresources@modernatx.com . This contact is intended for job seekers with disabilities requiring accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process or technical assistance. The Reasonable Accommodation Process, following the guidelines established by the ADAAA, is a collaborative and interactive process between the applicant or employee, Human Resources, the manager, and/or subject matter experts.

Keywords: Moderna Therapeutics, Cambridge , Sr. Director, Regulatory Strategy - Infectious Diseases, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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