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2023 Co-Op, US CMC Operations

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Sep 9, 2022

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The Role:

Moderna is seeking a Co-op based at their Norwood, MA site. This individual is accountable for the development and implementation of 1-2 strategic projects to support continuous improvement efforts within one of Modernas Operations teams. The candidate will lead a cross-functional team of Moderna stakeholders to drive continuous improvements that deliver on our Operational objectives. At the end of the assignment, the candidate will present their work to the Site Leadership Team.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Practice and promote safe work habits adhere to all safety procedures and guidelines

  • Closely partner across the cross-functional team to design, develop and deploy 1-2 strategic projects to support continuous improvements

    • Work with process SMEs to develop batch records, SOPs, and training materials associated with assigned projects

    • Provide on-the-floor training of manufacturing staff associated with assigned projects

    • Participate in equipment start-up, commissioning, and validation activities associated with assigned projects

  • Escalate issues and constraints that have the potential to impact business objectives

  • Collaborate and communicate, effectively leading in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment

  • Bring an operational excellence mindset to foster and drive a culture of continuous improvement across the Value Stream

  • Work independently with minimal supervision and direction

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Bachelors degree (in progress) in Engineering or Sciences

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is a plus

  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices is a plus

  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written) to collaborate with CMC Management in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment you are outgoing, communicative, self-driven and proactively take the initiative to build relationships on a daily basis

  • Well organized a natural ability to be organized in how you think, communicate and conduct your work

  • Good critical thinker that can anticipate the needed next step and therefore can work independently

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

  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity and rapid growth and adapt to change.

Moderna is pleased to provide you with an innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Free premium access to meditation and mindfulness classes
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary winter shut down
  • 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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