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2023 Statistics and Computational Methods Co-Op

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Mar 27, 2023

Job Details

The Role:

We are looking for multiple summer/fall co-ops to join Statistics and Computational Methods team in department of Research and Early Development at Moderna.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) paid internship position for students currently working towards a US-based PhD degree. The program will run fromJuly to December 2023.

Minimum qualifications are:PhD student with at least 3 years of program completion (pursuing PhD, not completed).

The position is limited to individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States and do not require company sponsorship for work eligibility.

In this role, the successful candidate will report to the team leader of Statistics and Computational Methods and work on a cross-functional, high-impact project. The candidate will work on data fusion problems in research and discovery enabling meta-analysis of in vitro, in vivo bioassays and omics data types. The goal will be supporting robust statistical inference and effective experimental design. Familiarity with statistical inference, omics data analysis and exploratory data analysis would be a big advantage. Must be a self-starter and operate independently.

You will restructure and preprocess data as needed to analyze the data. Explore internal data and layout challenges in addressing select questions. Propose models and describe in detail the caveats and assumptions underlying competing approaches. Document their code and give internal presentation at various levels of technical depth as appropriate. Proactively share learnings and knowledge to support the development of the wider Moderna Research and Early Development community.

If you are curious, bold, relentless, collaborative, and obsess over learning, a co-op at Moderna can help augment your STEM experience and accelerate your career.

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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