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Scientist, Analytical Development

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Mar 25, 2023

Job Details

The Role:
Moderna is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Scientist to reside in Modernas Technical Development organization in Norwood, MA. This role will support analytical method innovation and implementation that underpins our characterization and control of mRNA and lipid nanoparticle products. The successful candidate will act as subject matter expert for new and existing formal biophysical analytical methods across multiple functional interfaces. The role will be focused on analytical method development identifying and testing new physical and biophysical methods as well as demonstrating the translatability of these methods to formal product and process control. The role will also contribute to our focus on extending fundamental understanding of pharmaceutical quality attributes relating to mRNA and lipid nanoparticle higher order structures. The successful candidate should be collaborative in his/her approach, have strong communication skills, and be flexible in a fast-paced and highly dynamic environment. This is a labbased role with potential for supervisory responsibility. We seek applicants who are proactive, enthusiastic, and have a passion for science.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Design and execute experiments to advance analytical methodology for mRNA and lipid nanoparticles

  • Characterize mRNA higher-order structure using spectroscopic, calorimetric, and hydrodynamic techniques

  • Characterize lipid nanoparticle assembly, surface, and colloidal properties

  • Formalize biophysical analytical methods for broad implementation

  • Develop and apply particle sizing methodologies across the submicron, subvisible and visible size ranges

  • Identify and evaluate opportunities for analytical innovation and improvement

  • Develop novel biophysical methodologies and drive technology innovation

  • Represent the Analytical Development Biophysical team in cross-functional groups and translate project goals into actionable plans

  • Collaborate cross-functionally in the application of biophysical methodologies

  • Prioritize work and leadership across multiple pipeline programs

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for biophysical methods applied to product control and understanding

  • Document and communicate findings

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, or MS with equivalent experience

  • 1-3 years of experience developing and applying biophysical analytical techniques

  • Proven ability to solve complex biophysical-related technical problems

  • Expertise with analytical method development and pharmaceutical control

  • A deep knowledge and practical experience with spectroscopic, physical, and thermodynamic techniques applicable to mRNA and lipid nanoparticles

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and proficient at multi-tasking

  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively, as required

  • Ability to handle multiple projects and thrive in a diverse and fast paced environment

  • The successful candidate should be collaborative, communicative, and passionate about working in a highly dynamic environment producing innovative solutions

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.

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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