As part of our vision, Moderna is committed to invest in R&D to further expand our impact on patients. We are building an independent research and business unit for genomic medicines, called Moderna Genomics (mGx) based in Technology Square, Cambridge, MA. mGx will be an innovation engine for the company focused on discovering and delivering the next generation of in vivo gene editing and nonviral gene therapies. It is our intention to be an industry leader in genomic medicines.
Within mGx, the Gene Editing Innovation (GEI) team seeks a skilled, experienced, and highly motivated Principal Research Associate to join our Gene Editing Innovation group. The successful candidate will contribute to discovery research by applying his/her/their expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, and mammalian cell culture to characterize the activity of novel gene editing systems in cell lines of interest. You will contribute to our initiatives to deliver the best-in-class gene-editing systems for precision therapeutics, leveraging our proven mRNA and delivery platforms.
This role will have the unique opportunity to be an early member of the GEI team, making an impact by helping discover and enable key mGx gene editing efforts and contributing to building the team and culture for this exciting initiative.
Heres What Youll Do
Apply experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, mammalian cell culture, and high-throughput assays to plan and carry out experiments characterizing mRNA-encoded gene editors
Perform assays spanning a range of molecular and cellular biological techniques, including gel electrophoresis, PCR, and qPCR
Perform cell culture, including maintenance and manipulation of cell lines
Maintain clear and detailed electronic notebook
Work well as part of a team
Present findings to larger team and key stakeholders
Additional duties as may be assigned from time to time
Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)
A bachelors degree in Cell or Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biological Engineering, or related disciplines
3+ years of experience in wet-lab biotechnology
Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture
Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)
Ability to learn quickly and carry out controlled experiments
Hands-on experience with gene-editing technology is highly desired
Hands-on experience with molecular biology and nucleic acid characterization techniques including gel electrophoresis, capillary electrophoresis, and qPCR is highly desired
Experience with NGS and genomics is a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.
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!
Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.
By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.
We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.
If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit modernatx.com/careers to learn more about our current opportunities.
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!
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