Director, Regulatory CMC

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Posted 4 months ago
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The Role:
Joining Moderna offers the unique opportunity to be part of a pioneering team that's revolutionizing medicine through mRNA technology with a diverse pipeline of development programs across various diseases. As an employee, you'll be part of a continually growing organization working alongside exceptional colleagues and strategic partners worldwide, contributing to global health initiatives. Moderna's commitment to advancing the technological frontier of mRNA medicines ensures a challenging and rewarding career experience with the potential to make a significant impact on patients' lives worldwide.
Moderna is solidifying its presence in Tokyo, a city known for its blend of tradition and innovation. Our new commercial office here will focus on bringing our advanced mRNA products to the Japanese market. Nestled in the heart of Tokyo's vibrant landscape, we're looking to integrate into the local biotech scene while contributing our global expertise. We welcome professionals who are passionate about making a difference in healthcare to join our team. Here you'll be part of a community dedicated to simple yet profound goals: enhancing health outcomes and providing cutting-edge treatments in Japan. Join us in Tokyo where your efforts will help shape the future of medicine in an environment that values both tradition and innovation.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Director, Regulatory CMC, to join our Tokyo-based team. This pivotal role will lead the preparation and oversight of CMC and Quality-related regulatory documentation, managing submissions and compliance support for the development of global products. The successful candidate will spearhead regulatory strategies, manage risks, and engage directly with health authorities to ensure submission approval. Additionally, this role involves leading and nurturing the Regulatory CMC Japan team, contributing significantly to our mission of transforming medicine through mRNA technology.
Here's What You’ll Do:
Your key responsibilities will be:
  • Developing and implementing strategic CMC regulatory strategies for successful submissions.
  • Providing expert guidance on regulatory CMC aspects of product development.
  • Ensuring submission readiness and conformity to health authority guidelines.
  • Leading discussions and interactions with health authorities.
  • Overseeing the regulatory CMC team in Japan, promoting talent development within the team.
Your responsibilities will also include:
  • Developing processes to support CMC components of regulatory submissions.
  • Offering CMC regulatory guidance to manufacturing and quality teams.
  • Managing oversight of programs in various therapeutic areas, including vaccines, oncology, and rare diseases.
The key Moderna Mindsets you’ll need to succeed in the role:
  • Pursuing options in parallel: This role requires a strategic thinker who can evaluate multiple pathways simultaneously to determine the most effective regulatory strategies.
  • Questioning convention: A forward-thinking approach is essential, challenging existing models and guidelines to innovate and improve regulatory processes.
Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:
Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree in a scientific/engineering discipline
  • 12+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry
  • 7+ years of experience in Regulatory CMC
  • Strong knowledge of current Japan regulatory landscape and ICH guidelines
  • Strong knowledge of cGMP
  • Strong experience with CTD format and content regulatory filings
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skill both project lead. Line management experience is desirable
  • Exceptional written and oral communication in English and Japanese
Preferred Qualifications
  • MS degree in Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or closely related field is desirable
  • 15+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, manufacturing and/or analytical focus
  • 10+ years of experience in Biologics focused Regulatory CMC
  • Multidisciplinary focus on certain therapeutic areas (vaccines, oncology and/or rare diseases)
Moderna offers personalized benefit programs and well-being resources as unique as our global workforce so employees can do their best work.
We recognize and appreciate your diverse needs and interests and do our best to support you at work and at home with:
  • Quality healthcare and insurance benefits
  • Lifestyle Spending Accounts to create your own pathway to well-being
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Family planning and adoption benefits
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, bank holidays, volunteer days, sabbatical, and a discretionary year-end shutdown
  • Educational resources
  • Savings and investments
  • Location-specific perks and extras!
The benefits offered may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Moderna and the country where you work.
About Moderna
Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, the infrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.
By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our people are the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture. Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.
We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.
If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.
Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.
Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!
Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.
Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.
Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.
Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Japan

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
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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. We are pioneering a new class of medicines made of messenger RNA, or mRNA. The potential implications of using mRNA as a drug are significant and far-reaching and could meaningfully improve how medicines are discovered, developed and manufactured. To learn more, visit This Moderna page is not the appropriate place to report adverse events (side-effects) for any products. If you are or someone you know is experiencing a side effect, please reach out to your healthcare professional. Moderna is continuously monitoring the safety of its products. We encourage you to report any side effects directly to us at 1‑866‑MODERNA (1‑866‑663‑3762).
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