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Sr. Sample Management Associate, Lab Operations

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
May 15, 2023

Job Details

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a Senior Sample Management Associate for the Clinical Biomarker Laboratory to serve as a point of contact to support logistical aspect of clinical specimen testing activities across multiple clinical projects. This position reports to the Associate Director of Lab Operations, part of Modernas Clinical Biomarkers group.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Participate in bio-specimen accessioning and ordering with our internal group

  • Ensure tracking, delivery and tracking of biospecimen shipment through LIMS

  • Manage the specimen storage at the appropriate temperature and location in Biostorage

  • Prepare specimen for technical staff for testing according to schedule and testing plans for the day

  • Support the Lab manager with the implementation of new technical resources to improve on clinical specimen storage through LIMS (RFID system)

  • Up-date LIMS access for specimen accessioning

  • Support the implementation of strategic lab operation objectives

  • Maintain compliance to regulations and SOPs

  • Scheduling laboratory and equipment time for staff

  • Participate to the Laboratory workflow daily, including quality control on instruments, schedule maintenance with vendors upon needs

  • Maintain clinical biomarker laboratory SOPs directory

  • Actively participate in the cleansing and sanitizing of the lab according to EHS policies and Laboratory SOPs

  • Specific duties may change depending on the Laboratory growth and type of new instruments and personnel joining the team along the time

  • Occasionally the job may require overtime work or weekend shift as needed

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • High School diploma required. Bachelor's degree in a related scientific discipline is preferred

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant sample management experience in CRO, biomedical institution, pharmaceutical

  • Experience in lab management (LIMS) and clinical specimen management are preferred

  • Ability to oversee multiple aspects of the operations

  • Previous experience in working in CLIA, GLP or diagnostics regulated laboratory is preferred

  • Attention to detail, organizational ability, judgement, and excellent communication skill

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!

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 a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



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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