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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 2/10/2017

Moderna Therapeutics Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Sr./Manager, GMP Quality Assurance PVU


The Sr. Manager/Associate Director GMP Quality will provide strong leadership and strategic direction to Moderna Therapeutics Quality Management System, consisting of the Quality Assurance, and Compliance and is responsible for ensuring the overall quality of our investigational drug Processes and drug candidates at contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) specifically focused on a novel personalized medicine manufacturing platform. This key individual will act as a subject matter expert on technical matters involving product examination, testing and disposition, quality investigations, cGMP compliance, and in business matters involving pharmaceutical facility and laboratory operations. The incumbent will be tasked with strategic and operational responsibilities pertaining to Moderna s Global Quality System and an integral partner to Moderna s innovative technology platform.


* Line leadership and cross functional leadership of quality focused teams across Moderna s broad ecosystem of functions

* Develop the processes and systems governed by cGXP regulations as well as compliance focused guidance documents and to monitor and control the quality of drug substances, drug products and medical devices at CMOs for a novel personalized medicine manufacturing platform

* Establish Quality Documentation Systems that define the GMP responsibilities of Moderna s contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), and issue Certificates of Analysis (COAs)

* Oversee and monitor Quality Assurance standards throughout the entire organization with particular focus on master production and control records in order to ensure that production and control operations are adequately defined and that good manufacturing practices are utilized for the manufacture of drug substances, drug products and devices at CMOs

* Define and oversee standards for the testing of components, drug substance, drug product, in-process materials internally and at the CMOs. Lead all quality investigations and manage the CAPA (Corrective and Preventative Action) function for CMO activities.

* Initiate and manage compliance standards and procedures throughout the entire organization for CMOs

* Initiate and manage the Change Control and Document Control systems. Review and coordinate approval of all changes made to manufacturing and control processes including those that are initiated by partner Contract Manufacturing Organizations.

* Establish alert limits for application at time of product release and in the post approval stability program based on process capability, analytical method variability, and the stability profile of each drug product manufactured by CMOs

* Initiate and maintain the CMO Quality Management System (QMS) for Moderna

* Conduct and review supplier audits


* Minimum education requirement is a Bachelor s degree

* Applied Industry Experience of 10+ Years

* Demonstrated track record of success of in implementing and maintaining quality systems in a biopharma organization

* Travel requirements 25%


* Degree in sciences or engineering with an MS or above preferred


* Effective Communication (oral & written)

* Problem Solving

* Results Orientation

* Detail Orientation

* Highly Organized

* Direct and Motivate with Influence

* Negotiate Conflict Situations, Forging Alignment

* Personal Commitment to Overarching Vision to Improve Lives of Patients in Need