Job Locations:
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Role:

This role is an exciting opportunity to be a critical part of the talent engine fueling a high-growth organization that is radically changing the biotech industry. As Moderna continues to grow, we need a seasoned life science recruiter to rapidly build talent pipelines, tenaciously hunt the best players in our industry (globally), and be a strong and visible talent business partner to our hiring leaders. We work as a team, we believe in striving for excellence, and we are relentless in our pursuit of the best talent in the industry. The anticipated time frame for this assignment is six months with strong likelihood of extension.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Partner with hiring managers and other Moderna leaders to lead full life cycle recruiting efforts for our Clinical Development functions which include:  Clinical Operations, Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics, Regulatory Affairs, Program Management, Pharmacovigilance, Clinical Biomarkers etc.  May support additional organizations as bandwidth allows.

  • Create and communicate robust sourcing and recruitment marketing strategies

  • Tenaciously build talent pipelines through networking, employee referrals, cold-calling, events and other creative channels. The ideal candidate will not rely on incoming applications or external agencies as primary channels. A demonstrated passion to hunt talent!

  • Help define and reinforce a consistent recruiting process at Moderna that results in a superior candidate and hiring manager experience. This includes robust manager kick-off sessions, interview team prep/debrief sessions, and use of behavior-based interviewing skills and assigned focal areas.

  • Leverage external and internal talent data to best inform hiring managers, and guide them to make smart hiring decisions

  • Proactively develop strong partnerships with Moderna HR Business Partners and Total Rewards teams.

  • Conduct in-depth talent phone screens, in-person interviews, and facilitate internal team discussions regarding candidates.

  • Be bold in creating new ideas to identify, engage, attract, and assess talent into Moderna.

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

  • A minimum of 4 years of progressive experience as an in-house corporate recruiter in a life sciences environment – with an expertise in scientific/research-based roles.

  • A desire to be part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

  • Ability to manage upwards of 10-15 mid-senior level searches – from Associate to Director-level searches

  • Demonstrated commitment to being seen as a true ‘talent advisor’ to the business

  • Exceptional sourcing skills (you are a tenacious hunter that turns over every rock and naturally builds talent networks)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills – you are outgoing, communicative, and seek to build relationships on a daily basis

  • You drive for results and set a high bar for yourself and others

  • A nature ability to be organized in how you think, communicate and conduct your work

  • A ‘digital first’ mindset

  • A curious mindset that allows you to constantly learn and challenge the status quo

  • Great pride in your work – you recruit because you love it and enjoy having an impact on the growth of the Company

  • Respect for others and a desire to work as a team. We win together.

  • Strong Excel skills and solid experience with PowerPoint and Word.

  • A spirit of optimism, positivity and ‘anything is possible’ mindset.

  • Sense of humor and ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment

  • Preferred: Experience with Workday Recruiting

  • Preferred: Experience conducting behavioral based interviews and leading the process with clients

  • Preferred: Curiosity around technology and how to leverage to make better hiring decisions

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 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a science 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 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. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com.

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.