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Vice President, North American Medical Affairs

Company: Moderna Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

Vice President, North American Medical Affairs Cambridge, Massachusetts Medical Affairs The Role: The Vice President of Medical Affairs is the leading US and regional medical position for Moderna, accountable for informing and delivering the Moderna Medical Affairs strategy related to Moderna's licensed vaccines and candidate vaccines still in development. Initially, the role will be focused on launching a candidate vaccine against COVID-19 once sufficient safety and efficacy data have accrued. Longer term, this individual will help build out the North American Medical Affairs organization for Moderna. To fulfill these objectives, the person in this role will partner and work closely with numerous external and internal stakeholders across Moderna, foremost the Regional Managing Director and the Moderna leadership team, as well as regional and global colleagues within Medical Affairs and Research and Development. The Vice President of Medical Affairs, North America will be a key driver in establishing Moderna's US presence and will contribute to developing the excellence and scientific leadership of Moderna's Medical Affairs organization. S/he will be responsible for proactive and continuous assessment of the dynamics of the external and internal environment and, as needed based on this assessment, develop and implement strategic plans to establish and evolve local Medical Affairs teams and ways of working. Here's What You'll Do: Strategic development, execution and delivery of regional Medical Affairs plans for Infectious Disease (or each of the therapeutic areas), including tactical deliverables such as scientific exchange, support for clinical trials and real world evidence (when requested), post-licensure research, publication plans, investigator-initiated studies, and other knowledge transfer activities Build and maintain a network of key scientific leaders in areas of relevance to the current and anticipated needs Develop and/or foster relationships with external stakeholders to ensure that robust local insights from healthcare practitioners and patients are gathered into local, regional and/or global strategies, plans and tactics, enabling the generation of data that are needed by payers, physicians and patients to properly understand and value our innovative medicines and vaccines Successfully and productively interface with key external stakeholders, insurers/government leaders, selected professional societies, medical-scientific institutions and the broader scientific community to lead and execute the medical research and implementation strategy for Moderna's innovative medicines, ensuring the medical community is appropriately engaged with the information they need to support patient care needs, e.g. scientific advisory boards, SL engagements, webinars and presentations Shape the external environment in conjunction with policy to allow for scientific excellence and appropriate Medical Affairs activities Create a roadmap for establishing future local and country medical teams, including process and systems to ensure that medical information requests (MIRs) from healthcare professionals are addressed and aligned with the global scientific response documents and training materials in a timely manner. Ensure alignment of the regional Medical Affairs plans with global strategy and adherence to all relevant regulations and SOPs Participate in outcomes research/health economics engagements with national payers, Health Technology Assessment or regulatory agencies, in coordination with Real-World Evidence, Market Access and Commercial colleagues Compliant management of compassionate use requests, pre-licensure patient access programs, patient access/support programs and similar activities Management of the approved operating administrative (i.e. salaries and travel) and life cycle management budget (i.e. Advisory boards, local data generation, etc.) Here's What You'll Bring to the Table: M.D. or equivalent degree from a recognized Medical School. Additional advanced degrees, entry on a Specialist Register (Pharmaceutical Medicine or a relevant clinical specialty) and a current license to practice are a strong plus Minimum 10 years of experience in global pharmaceutical industry in Clinical Development and/or Medical Affairs with demonstrated successful track record Track record of successful leadership, including training and developing talent, creation of a high performing team Demonstrated effective organizational skills, including ability to set goals and align priorities Experience in vaccines is strongly preferred Strong understanding of the compliance environment in which Medical Affairs functions Excellent written and oral communication skills. Highly effective leadership, and a strong willingness to collaborate with other functions. 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) About Moderna: Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. mRNA medicines are designed to direct the body's cells to produce intracellular, membrane or secreted proteins that can have a therapeutic or preventive benefit and have the potential to address a broad spectrum of diseases. The company's platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing Moderna the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.
    -- Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna currently has strategic alliances for development programs with AstraZeneca PLC and Merck & Co., Inc., as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, and BARDA. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six 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. 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-KF1 - Posted 3 Days Ago Full time R3194 About Us Our Mission and Vision 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 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 humanresources@modernatx.com 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.

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