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2023 Co-Op, Clinical Biomarkers (Lab Based & Bioanalytics)

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Mar 24, 2023

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The Role:

Moderna is seeking talented Co-op(s) to join the Clinical Biomarker team for the Fall semester. As a Co-op, you will work with various team members on projects related to Clinical Biomarkers mission to result clinical data across therapeutic areas including Infectious Diseases, Oncology, Autoimmune and Rare Diseases. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team of a high growth organization that is radically changing the biotech industry via cutting-edge mRNA science. The Co-ops project aims to use state-of-art bioanalytical and biomarker technology for assay development to drive program decision and biomarker strategy optimization.

Our summer/fall co-op program is from July 17-December 15, 2023. All applicants must be available for the entire duration of the program.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Work with Biomarker Scientific Leaders on assay development and validation across many clinical studies

  • Work with senior scientist on a technical Laboratory solutions related to clinical trials

  • Help to implement solutions through laboratory wet work assay development/testing OR through interactions with vendors and external research organizations

  • Present the research outcome at the end of the program to a diverse team

  • Have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art technology to support a wide range of assays and experimental plan to support phase I-II clinical studies

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Must be a student in a graduate program (Masters or Ph.D.), or equivalent degree.

    • Relevant experience can substitute for advanced degree programs

  • Must have completed at least 12 credit hours within a related major with GPA at least 3.0 or above (on 4.0 scale)

  • Major must be in field related to science (chemistry, biology, cellular biology) other related laboratory-based science.

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills required.

  • Bio-sample handling experience strongly preferred.

  • Candidates with experience with at least one of the following techniques are encouraged to apply:

    • Cell Culture

    • Immunoassays (i.e. ELISA, ELLA, MSD)

    • Cell Biology and protein Biochemistry technique

    • Cytometry

    • Hands-on experience with High resolution LC/MS for both small and large molecules

      • Familiarity with biological sample extraction/separation techniques such as enzymatic digestion, Liquid/Liquid extraction, SPE, Protein precipitation, etc.- Preferred

  • Project management experience preferred.

  • Good written and oral communication skills in English language.

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 year-end shutdown
  • 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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