Moderna Australia Fellowship

Posted: 20 March 2023

Moderna Australia is proud to help develop the country’s world-leading health and medical research sector and the next generation of Australian-based scientists through the Moderna Australia Fellowship Program.

This annual program will prioritise research fellowships that advance mRNA science and medicines, in disciplines spanning early discovery to clinical development as well as projects emphasising R&D in Infectious Diseases and Immunology:

mRNA Platform Innovation and Delivery

RNA Sciences, LNP, Biomarker Fundamental and Translational Research

Translational Pharmacology and Early Clinical Development

Quantitative and Clinical Pharmacology, Translational Medicine

Regulatory Science, Data Science and Real World Evidence R&D

Must inform discovery and early clinical development

Infectious Disease and Immunology

Fundamental, Translational and Early Clinical Research

Unique plan for Australia

  • Distinct from the Moderna Global Fellowship (which continues to be open to Australian-based researchers) and unique in its offering, the Australia Fellowship Program will be an all-inclusive learning and development opportunity for successful fellows, with training and education covering areas essential for mRNA medicine R&D. In addition to supporting salary and expenses, it also offers a bespoke learning program that leverages Moderna’s world-class, in-house expertise.

Each Fellow will be involved in the design of their tailored learning experience, in partnership with their supervisor, an assigned Moderna R&D expert mentor and Moderna’s R&D Director.

This learning program will be delivered via:

  • Experiential “on the job” learning

  • Online courses from Moderna University

  • F2F periodic meetings at the Moderna Centre for Respiratory Medicine & Tropical Diseases in Melbourne

Curricula will include:

  • Expanding specific R&D capabilities, such as regulatory, translational and quantitative and mRNA pharmaceutical science

  • General R&D skills, including R&D life-cycle in action, project management

  • Soft-skills to improve individual effectiveness in R&D, like communication, leadership, working effectively in teams

Moderna invites eligible candidates to apply here. For more information, contact APAC Medical Affairs Operations –


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