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Sr. Director, Alliance Management and Research Ops

Company: Moderna Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Sr. Director, Alliance Management and Research Ops page is loaded Sr. Director, Alliance Management and Research Ops Apply locations Cambridge, Massachusetts Research time type Full time posted on Posted 3 Days Ago job requisition id R11353 The Role:As part of our vision, Moderna is committed to invest in R&D to further expand our impact on patients. We are building an independent research and business unit for genomic medicines, called Moderna Genomics (mGx) based in Technology Square, Cambridge, MA. -mGx is an innovation engine for the company focused on discovering and delivering the next generation of in vivo gene editing and nonviral gene therapies and our ultimate vision is to enable Personalized Gene Editing.Moderna is seeking a motivated and energetic Sr. Director of Alliance Management and Operation Excellence to support our team as it scales internally and through external partnerships. The successful candidate will be highly detailed and well organized in leading and managing the complexity of multiple external partnerships with a team of alliance managers. This role will work in close collaboration with the cross-functional leadership and program leaders to shape program strategy, drive execution plans that anticipate and meet the vastly different needs of various phases of drug discovery and preclinical development to enable efficient and effective organizational growth. This may be accomplished both by individual contributions as a project/program managers and through hiring, developing, and managing an Operational Excellence team. The successful candidate will have research organizational management experience across multiple phases of development in one or more of the pipeline areas of focus and a history of direct line management of others.Here's What You'll Do:

  • Lead, mentor and train a team to support multiple alliances and programs, as required based on the Moderna Genomics vision to personalize gene editing medicines
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders (team members, functional leads, external alliance counterparts) to ensure alignment and accountability for functional, program and organizational objectives
  • Contribute to Program Management initiatives to support portfolio development and scaling of capabilities, tools, and processes.
  • Support the Moderna Genomics leadership in initiatives to build the organization and operationalize the vision, including space and personnel planning that span near and long-term visions for our rapidly scaling team, including significant capability and automation builds
  • Partner with the program leader(s) and cross-functional leaders across the clinical development organization to shape organizational strategy and execution plan.
  • Coordinate team efforts to develop impactful presentations to summarize complex topics into critical points to facilitate strategic planning and decision-making spanning technically focused discussions to strategic discussions involving senior leadership. Preparing program status update and governance presentations.
  • Develop and track activities against program/research timelines and budgets across Moderna Genomics portfolio programs and alliances.
  • Working with the Finance group to implement and track program and organizational budget(s).Here's What You'll Need (Minimum Qualifications)
    • MBA and BA or BS degree in a scientific field with a minimum of 15 years of experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting or MBA and MS degree in a scientific field with at least 10 years of experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting. -
    • Experience in drug development across multiple phases including discovery through lead nomination
    • Proven Formal project/program management track record
    • Proven track record of successful alliance and project management experience
    • Strong direct-line management experience managing a high performing team
    • Prior experience managing or working within cross-functional project teams with timeline management and budgetary responsibilityPreferred Qualifications
      • Must be adept at working in a fluid environment and foster a strong collaborative spirit internally and externally
      • Strong personal skills to influence without authority, motivate others and manage conflict.
      • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as demonstrated organizational -aptitude
      • Strong working knowledge of project management tools (e.g., msproject, smartsheet, ThinkCell and timeline visualization softwareModerna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:
        • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
        • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
        • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
        • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
        • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes -
        • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
        • Adoption and family-planning benefits
        • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
        • Generous paid time off, including:
          --- Vacation, sick time and holidays
          --- Volunteer time to participate within your community
          --- D iscretionary year-end shutdown
          --- Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
        • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
        • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
        • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
        • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
        • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
        • Location-specific perks and extras! Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible . Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law. About ModernaIn over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a 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 seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. 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 and approval 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 autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit .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-JL2- Similar Jobs (2) Senior Director, Cancer Vaccine Platform Research locations 2 Locations time type Full time posted on Posted 28 Days Ago Senior Director, Personalized Cancer Vaccine Research locations 2 Locations time type Full time posted on Posted Yesterday About Us Our Mission and VisionAt 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 AgenciesM 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 NoticeModerna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. Please inform the company's personnel representative by calling 617-460-9346 or emailing if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.Return Home

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