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Engineer II, High-Throughput Technical Development

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Aug 7, 2022

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The Role:

Moderna is seeking an Engineer II for a position in the High throughput Technology Development (HTD) team, at the Moderna manufacturing site in Norwood, MA. The HTD team supports the development of innovative medicines and cutting-edge technologies through the design and construction of integrated high throughput experiences for Modernas engineers and scientists. The candidate will be part of a highly collaborative interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists where communication skills and attention to detail are vital to team achievement. They are also expected to have a strong understanding of the process steps completed daily and derive process improvements from that understanding. It is expected that the engineer II has a team mentality and respects the common work areas. They value the safety of the workspace and those that work around them to maintain a safe work environment. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to quickly master new processes and the drive to be part of a dynamic, fast paced, and highly motivated team. An effective applicant must be fearless in the successful completion of program goals.

Here's What Youll Do:

  • Integrate discrete pieces of laboratory automation and scientific equipment into connected work cells

  • Contribute to the design, assembly, and programming of integrated high throughput systems for Technology Development teams with an emphasis on establishing scalable/ transferable processes for producing high quality material and data

  • Adapt bench level experimental systems to full automation by developing automated workflows supporting biochemical and cell-based processes.

  • Create modular, user friendly liquid handling protocols

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Robotics engineering, electrical / computer engineering, mechanical engineering, or biomedical engineering degree (M.S. with no less than 1 year / B.S. with no less than 5 years of experience)

  • Experience programming industrial / collaborative robot arms or other robotic systems

  • Understanding of communication protocols such as RS232 and TCP/IP

  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve failures of automated systems

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and collaborative skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in a highly dynamic environment

  • A limitless curiosity enabling quick mastery of new techniques and concepts

  • Ability to multi-task to meet timelines and relentless in pursuing successful outcomes

  • Exceptional written and oral communication

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Venus programming

  • Experience with industrial automation programming (PLC/SCADA/DCS, etc.)

  • Direct experience with mRNA and DNA production

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary winter shut down
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

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 over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a 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 seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. 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 and approval 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 autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven 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 persons 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.




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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