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Manufacturing Associate I

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Oct 3, 2022

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The Role:

Moderna is seeking a highly driven individual for a Manufacturing Associate I position within Technical Development High Throughput (TDHT) Production Operations, at the Moderna manufacturing site in Norwood, MA. This position is a Monday-Friday 7am-3pm shift position. The individual hired into this role will independently run a unit operation, using standard operating procedures. This individual is expected to be detail oriented and practice good lab habits, with a goal of manufacturing high quality mRNA. In addition to manufacturing, the Manufacturing Associate will be responsible for communicating issues experienced while processing. They are also expected to take the initiative to learn the science behind the process that is being run, in order to fundamentally understand the process steps. Additionally, they will properly track raw materials being used in the process along with other good lab practices of accuracy and precision.

The MAI has a team mentality and respects the common work areas. They help to maintain the cleanliness, and 5S initiatives put into place in the lab in common areas as well as unit assigned areas Commitment and active participation in the safety culture is required.

In addition to a focus on manufacturing and maintaining the lab, it is strongly desired that the individual actively participates in the departments continuous improvement and optimization initiatives. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to quickly master new processes and have the drive to be part of a dynamic, fast paced, and a highly engaged and motivated team.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Follow written procedures to manufacture of DNA/RNA/LNP.

  • Use prior and gain additional lab experience to build efficiencies in day-to-day processes.

  • Understand the science behind the manufacturing process to fundamentally understand what he/she is doing daily.

  • Maintain a cleanly and safe lab space; properly label buffer bottles, discard of waste in appropriate waste streams, restock workstations, cleans up after him/herself.

  • Communicate to a senior team member when encountering issues during manufacturing.

  • Utilize process knowledge to identify manufacturing issues that could be optimized and/or improved.

  • Adhere to laboratory gowning procedures

  • Adhere to documented waste handling procedures to respect environmental regulations

  • Practice and promote safe work habits and adheres to safety procedures and guidelines

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Requires BS in a relevant science or engineering discipline, or 2+ years experience in a biotechnology manufacturing/quality/development environment.

  • Experience operating instrumentation and integrated systems

  • Motivation to learn

  • Basic lab skills; pipetting, buffer preparation, weighing material in tared containers.

  • Value of scientific reasoning and respect of process; complete work thoroughly, track raw materials etc.

  • Team mentality: trustworthy, helpful to others, and celebrates the success of others

  • Responsibility to maintain a clean and safe work environment

  • Ability to manage day to day operations in a fast-paced environment

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

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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