Manager, Medical Communications

30 Aug, 2021


Manager, Medical Communications

Cambridge, MA

The Role:

This position consists of four primary responsibilities: 1) Managing publication project timelines and agency relations [40%] 2) Franchise level publication planning and strategy [30%] 3) Medical congress planning and execution [20%] and 4) Slide deck creation and approval (oversight) [10%].  Key activities include execution of global scientific publications strategy and execution across the Infectious Diseases franchise, with support from senior colleagues. Lead internal stakeholder meetings that inform publication plans and communicate plans effectively throughout the organization. The senior manager of medical communications is a global role and will ensure timely and effective regional input into global publication planning efforts. This person will manage interactions with and activities of publications as well as congress planning Additionally this role will be critically involved in as well as overseeing MSL slide deck production and training.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Design the publication strategy and implementation, with senior guidance and support, for a variety of therapeutic agents in infectious diseases

  • Work with vendors to ensure projects and deliverables are designed and executed seamlessly and on time

  • Work with cross functional partners to ensure that projects and deliverables are aligned to medical and business goals

  • Bring innovative approaches to data dissemination through digital as well as classical channels of presentations and publications

  • Design and oversee a best in class approach to medical congress planning

  • MSL knowledge translation support and training

  • Support Moderna’s scientific engagement strategy by cultivating and maintaining interactions with scientific leaders

  • Support and guide generation of tools for the field based medical teams to clearly articulate the clinical data that underpin the use of our medicines and vaccines

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

  • BSc/MSC or PharmD

  • 3 years experience in biopharmaceutical industry preferably in medical affairs leading publication planning

  • Highly self-motivated, with a track record of excelling in a fast-paced work environment

  • Experience in infectious diseases and vaccines is an advantage

  • Proven ability to effectively manage interactions with internal departments and externally

  • Ability to interact with cross-functional teams in a matrix organization

  • Well-organized self-starter, hard-working and independent

  • Strong negotiation, verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills with a good awareness of global cultural differences

  • Maintains optimism and energy in the face of change and adversity; willing to collaborate and problem

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

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
  • 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:

In 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a science research-stage company advancing programs in the promising-but-still-unproven field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with its first medicine having treated millions of people, 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. Today, 24 development programs are underway across these therapeutic areas, with 13 programs having entered the clinic. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six 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.


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Job posted: 2021-08-30