Associate Director, Digital Therapeutic Analytics and Insights


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Cambridge, MA

Job Description

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Job Overview:

The Role:

Do you want to join a team that wants to redefine technology for clinical research for various therapeutic areas? Did you always think "there must be a better way" when considering technology? Do you want to "break the mold" and contribute your skills and talents to the most innovative company in the world? Are you obsessed with making an impact through technology?

The Clinical Data Analytics and Insights team is responsible for Moderna’s data and analytics strategy for all aspects of mRNA drug development: from leveraging RWD for protocol design, accelerating trial operations through operational insights delivery, collecting and harmonizing our clinical data for review and reporting, enable our AI/ML capabilities across our clinical data platform. Moderna is seeking a digital leader for Therapeutic Area Analytics & Insights. Reporting to the Director, Data Analytics & Insights, this role will spearhead the strategy to enable data and analytics capabilities for emerging data sources like, wearable streams, digital pathology, imaging, omics and RWD.

You will act as catalyst and connector at the intersection of therapeutic areas, real world evidence, clinical operations, and data management to enable an insights culture for drug development. You will engage with Moderna leading edge engineering and informatics team and work closely with our data science and AI team (DSAI) to contribute to a one digital engine.

You think people-first design when approaching a new challenge. Driving for simplicity, intelligent self-service, smart automation and inclusivity, you deliver delightful experiences through technology, augmenting people’s ability to generate and use insights from data.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Drive the digital enablement of data, analytics and insights across drug development in collaboration with functional stakeholders and informatics colleagues

  • Collaborate with therapeutics area leads to identify novel data sources and insights to support and accelerate innovative drug development.

  • Provide digital guidance to clinical research and trial teams on the design and implementation of data ingestion and consumption for clinical data, biomarkers, pathology, imaging, wearable health devices data and RWD data

  • Connect with colleagues in research informatics and digital for commercial to align analytics strategy across Research, Development and Commercial

  • Manage and balance demand for data and analytics across drug development

  • Conduct vendor and technology evaluations, ensuring tech stack meets Moderna’s architecture and appropriate data handling and cybersecurity requirements

  • Collaborate with Moderna's architecture and engineering team to ensure product components align with Moderna's architecture blueprint

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

  • 10+ years of experience in data and analytics in pharma/biotech with a focus on clinical data (including biomarker data and high-volume omics data) data and RWE

  • Extensive experience in translation and clinical research and broad therapeutic area research exposure spanning from oncology, immunology, cardiovascular and rare diseases

  • Tangible experience in defining and implementing AI/ML based solutions for advanced analytics

  • Demonstrated experience in collaboration with stakeholders and driving change cross-functionally

  • Success in building and managing analytics delivery teams leveraging a platform approach

  • Proven experience with visualization best practices and data story telling

  • As a technologist, you know your craft and you are fluent in the digital world. You have first-hand knowledge of SaaS, cloud, and AI technologies in a GxP environment.

  • Working knowledge of CSV concepts for GxP applications and robust understanding and practice of change management

  • Ability to practice design thinking and human centered design to drive innovative solutions

  • You can identify opportunities to use data as an asset to drive operations efficiency and generate novel insights to accelerate processes

  • You work independently yet engage proactively with team members, colleagues, and stakeholders to get alignment and drive solutions forward.

  • You don't hesitate to dive in and work alongside your team. You can effectively manage conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment, and you can navigate ambiguity and lead a team effectively

  • You put the team before tasks by collaborating actively with all team members and supporting them

  • Bachelor's degree in Life science, Biotechnology, Computer Science or equivalent required. Master's degree preferred.

Moderna 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
    • Discretionary winter shut down
    • 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 Moderna

In 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.