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Sr. Statistician, CMC Statistics

Company: Moderna Theraputics
Location: Norwood
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a Senior Statistician to join the Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) Statistics team at our Technical Development site in Norwood, MA. As a Senior CMC Statistician, you will be a key member of the COMPASS (Controls, Modeling, Process Analytics, and Statistical Sciences) group within the Technical Development organization. As a member of the team you will be responsible for engaging with project teams and performing statistical analyses on a wide variety of CMC projects. Your responsibilities will include designing experiments and fitting predictive models for technical processes and analytical methods. You will work as an integrated member on cross-functional teams with colleagues working in Process Development, Analytical Development, Quality, Manufacturing, and Nonclinical Research. While some experience in one or more of these areas is preferred, a working knowledge of these areas will be learned on the job as you work to determine the most appropriate statistical methods for answering key research questions. Additionally, you will help to develop and implement experimental design and modeling strategies within these cross-functional teams and teach statistical methodology to team members as needed.

As an integral member of the CMC Statistics team, you will aid in advancing Moderna's portfolio of products from development to commercial manufacturing and help build technical platforms for a rapidly expanding pipeline. You will collaborate as a team member with scientists and engineers working on the forefront of mRNA science. As a successful candidate you will be highly self-motivated, possess strong communication skills, and a desire to challenge yourself to meet the Moderna core values of being Bold, Collaborative, Curious, and Relentless.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • Actively participate in project team meetings to understand the context for application of statistical methods

  • Collaborate with scientists, engineers, and other statisticians to reach consensus on analysis and interpretation of data

  • Independently design experiments and perform statistical analyses

  • Concisely articulate analysis results and statistical methodology to scientists and engineers

  • Teach statistical methodology to others as needed

  • Aid in the development of strategies for experimental design and model building for mRNA product development and manufacturing

  • Draft presentations and technical reports summarizing your analyses and recommendations

  • Review team members' technical reports for statistical and mathematical accuracy

  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously, meeting timelines, and delivering on commitments

  • Continue to advance your knowledge of applicable statistical methods through literature, training, and online resources

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

  • PhD in Statistics or related discipline with 2-5 years of relevant experience or MS degree in Statistics or related discipline with 8-10 years of relevant experience; BS degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, or Science preferred

  • Experience with commonly used statistical methods, such as Design of Experiments (DOE), linear and nonlinear regression modeling, variance component analysis, multivariate analysis, process capability and control charts

  • Advanced programming skills using one or more statistical programs or languages (e.g., JMP, SAS, or R)

  • Ability to teach basic-to-intermediate methods to scientists without formal training in statistics

  • Experience in biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing preferred

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; comfort with other standard programs in the Microsoft Office product suite

  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Scientifically curious, pragmatic, and driven to succeed

  • Personable, organized, and detail oriented

  • Comfortable working remotely and in virtual, on-line environments, such as audio/video meeting rooms, file shares, and collaboration spaces

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

  • On-site subsidized cafeteria or 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
  • Eligible for "Moderna Month" (one month paid sabbatical after five years of service and eligible for additional one month paid sabbatical every 3 years thereafter)
  • 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)

About Moderna:

In 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a science research-stage company advancing programs in the promising-but-still-unproven field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with its first medicine having treated millions of people, 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. Today, 24 development programs are underway across these therapeutic areas, with 13 programs having entered the clinic. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six 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.



Keywords: Moderna Theraputics, Boston , Sr. Statistician, CMC Statistics, Other , Norwood, Massachusetts

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