Scientist, Immunology, Infectious Disease
- Moderna, Inc.
- Cambridge, MA
- Start date
- Mar 3, 2023
- Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Immunology, Infectious Disease
- Required Education
- Position Type
- Full time
- Genetown, Best Places to Work
The Infectious Diseases group at Moderna is seeking a talented, experienced, and motivated Scientist in Immunology to help build an antibody discovery pipeline for novel therapeutics to treat infectious diseases. The candidate must have experience working in antibody discovery, characterization, and assay development. The candidate will implement a high throughput antibody discovery strategy, using different discovery platforms to accelerate the identification of promising therapeutics across viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases. The candidate will be response for establishing antimicrobial assays and in vivo systems to evaluate the impact, potency and mechanism of action. The ability to effectively communicate across internal multi-disciplinary teams and with external partners is required. Applicants should be outstanding scientists, collaborative team members, excellent communicators, and should be excited to work with cutting edge mRNA technology in the advancement of vaccines against unmet infectious and non-infectious disease threats.
Here's What Youll Do:
Develop and explore a range of novel antibody discovery pipelines
Develop a strategy to analyze clonal repertoires and down-select promising candidates
Develop a strategy to produce large numbers of antibodies in vitro
Develop a strategy to down-select antibodies based on anti-microbial properties pathogens
Develop a strategy to define the minimal epitope specificity of promising targets
Define new modalities to improve antibody potency
Develop and exploit animal model screening strategies to test in vivo efficacy
Develop in vitro mRNA antibody characterization strategies
Review literature for relevant monoclonal therapeutic opportunities across pathogens.
Manage multiple experiments, projects, and interactions with supporting functions simultaneously.
Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:
Exceptional PhD with expertise in antibody identification and characterization is required.
1-5 years of independent research experience in biotech or academia is required.
Strong understanding of antibody format improvement
Strong level of understanding of antibody discovery platforms.
Solid understanding of anti-microbial assays development
Expertise in antibody assays, flow based assays, and pathogen-restriction assays will be a plus.
Contributions to high impact publications and presentations in the field of immunology or antibody therapeutics.
The ability to work in a cross-functional work environment is critical; strong leadership skills and independence skills are expected.
Excellent written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills; ability to influence and collaborate in a team environment.
Candidate will be curious in exploring new path for drug discovery, bold in proposing creative experimental designs and ideas. Will work collaboratively with multifunctional teams and will be relentless in pursuing successful outcomes.
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 year-end shutdown
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.#LI-AM1
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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