As part of our vision, Moderna is committed to invest in R&D to further expand our impact on patients. We are building an independent research and business unit for genomic medicines, called Moderna Genomics (mGx) based in Technology Square, Cambridge, MA. mGx will be an innovation engine for the company focused on discovering and delivering the next generation of in vivo gene editing and nonviral gene therapies. Moderna Genomics strives to be an industry leader in genomic medicines.
Moderna Genomics is seeking a skilled and highly motivated Senior Research Associate to join our NGS platform group. The candidate will be part of a team focused on nucleic acid extraction, Illumina library preparation, Illumina library quality control, and Illumina sequencing for technology development, discovery, and preclinical stage projects. The successful candidate should have a strong background in NGS sequencing and molecular biology. Applicants should be collaborative team members, with excellent organizational and communication skills.
Heres What You Will Do
Extract nucleic acids from biological samples
Characterize nucleic acid samples using methods appropriate for downstream steps
Transform nucleic acid samples into sequencing libraries through a variety of methods
Perform IlluminaQC assays and workflows by hand and on robotic liquid handlers
Load, run, and maintain sequencing platforms
Help build laboratory facilities and organizational infrastructure for NGS activities and resources
Deliver high quality data efficiently
Analyze, interpret, and present relevant data
Faithfully document scientific work and help create user-friendly protocols
Heres What Youll Bring to the Table
BS/BA with minimum 2 years of experience in an academic or industry setting.
Experience with sequencing library preparation and working knowledge of general molecular biology
Experience with operation of standard NGS instrumentation, including Nanodrop, Qubit, Bioanalyzer/ Fragment Analyzer, qPCR/ddPCR machine, Illumina sequencers
Experience with genomic processes in a therapeutic gene editing setting a plus
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, scientific versatility, flexibility, results-oriented, ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Excellent communication skills
Passion for great data
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.
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 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 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.