Sr. Director, HR Business Partner - Clinical Development

Moderna Theraputics Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 3 months ago

Sr. Director, HR Business Partner - Clinical Development

The Role:

The Sr. Director, Human Resources Business Partner will be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective relationships in support of our Chief Medical Officer and the Clinical Development functions, including the Investigational Medicines Office, Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Biostatistics, and Medical. They will ensure the efficient and effective delivery of key Human Resources projects and objectives. The individual possesses a track record of successfully partnering with the executive level Clinical or R&D Functions including the CMO, Clinical Operations, Regulatory, and others, to build capability and maintain effective teams. The primary purpose of this role is to partner with the relevant leadership teams to deliver against the business and people growth objectives, promoting a high-performance culture.

The Sr. Director, Human Resources Business Partner will also work collaboratively with the Human Resources team and other subject matter experts to align practices and initiatives with the Company's strategic and operational goals. This position is based in Cambridge, MA.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • Provide strategic counsel to key functions and management in the areas of organizational effectiveness and development, employee relations, executive coaching and talent management

  • Provide support to the multiple Clinical Development functions, working cross-functionally and assist staff at many levels in optimizing the performance of their teams and resolving issues

  • Contribute to creating solutions for best practice initiatives in such areas as employment, employee communication, talent and career development, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and HRIS delivery

  • Support continued growth and infrastructure by identifying talent gaps and development areas across the Clinical Development functions and other areas as the business grows

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

  • Prior experience working in the technology, biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industry is required

  • Prior experience with Clinical Development teams, including organizational design/effectiveness, team building, performance management, career coaching and manager training

  • 12+ years progressive Human Resources experience in employee relations, talent management, compensation & benefits, performance management, recruiting, and training

  • Experience leading or participating in enterprise wide initiatives in a fast growth environment is required, including skill in partnering with other members of the HR team and the executive team to drive corporate goals

  • Bachelor's degree required

Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:

  • Daily on-site 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

  • 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)

Why join Moderna

At Moderna, we believe messenger RNA, or mRNA, is the "software of life." Every cell in the body uses mRNA to provide real-time instructions to make the proteins necessary to drive all aspects of biology, including in human health and disease. Given its essential role, we believe mRNA could be used to create a new category of medicines with significant potential to improve the lives of patients.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna currently has strategic alliances for development programs with AstraZeneca, Plc. and Merck, Inc., as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense; and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Moderna has been ranked in the top ten of Science's list of top biopharma industry employers for the past four years. To learn more, visit

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.

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Sr. Director, HR Business Partner - Clinical Development

Moderna Theraputics