Moderna is seeking an exceptionally talented and highly motivated bioinformatics scientist with RNA biology background to work as part of a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and fast-paced team. The successful candidate will develop novel algorithms and leverage all available bioinformatics and analytics tools to support R&D projects and RNA therapeutic programs.
The successful candidate must have a very strong foundation in algorithm development (as documented by publications in peer-reviewed journals) and experience in applying machine learning and deep learning models in the field of RNA therapeutics. This position has significant visibility and potential for growth in a dynamic organization.
Heres What Youll Do
Develop and apply novel combinatorial optimization algorithms to solve the needs and challenges specific to developing mRNA medicines
Work with RNA biologists, the high throughput screening team, and the NGS team to acquire appropriate datasets to train, build, refine machine learning models
Utilize deep understanding of scientific literature and concepts to drive innovation for mRNA design
Contribute to scientific and strategy discussions to advance and enhance the Moderna mRNA Platform
Maintain accountability for project success and result delivery
Communicate research findings to both technical and non-technical collaborators internally and externally
Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistics, Physics, or related field with post-doctoral training
Minimum 1 year biology experience in academic or industry required
Algorithm development experience required
Experience applying machine learning and deep learning models required
Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)
Experience with applications in RNA biology
Familiar with RNA secondary structure prediction tools and principles
Experience analyzing NGS data from chemical probing experiments, e.g. SHAPE
Experience with programming or scripting language (multiple preferred), e.g. Python, R
High performance computing in a distributed/cloud environment, e.g. AWS
Software development best practices, including agile, version control, unit and integration testing, documentation, and deployment
Ability to manage multiple concurrent, fast-paced projects and to work with collaborators from both wet lab and dry lab
An established record of innovative research achievements in machine learning/bioinformatics reported in top-tier journals and patent applications
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Positive team building and teamwork skills: innate ability to influence, lead and inspire people, within function and beyond functional/company boundaries
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!
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 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.
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