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2024 Co-Op, Next Generation Analytics

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Sep 14, 2023

Job Details

The Role:

Moderna is looking for Computational Science Co-ops to join their Research teams for a 6-month experiential training program.

The Co-op, Next Generation Analytics will assistin thecompletion of a wide variety of molecular biology techniques with a focus on next-generation sequencing (NGS). These efforts support a diverse group of departments and the advancement of Modernas mRNA therapeutics platform.

During the co-op you will learn about the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and gain valuable hands-on experience in one of the most bold and relentless companies on earth. You will work under the supervision of an experienced Molecular Biologist and have opportunities for cross-team collaboration, networking, and mentorship.

Our co-op program will run from January 16th-June 14th 2023. All applicants must be available for the entire duration of the program and available to work onsite in Cambridge, MA

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Assist in the completion of Illumina based NGS, qPCR, Nanostring, and other methodologies.

  • Help purify and assess quality of material as input for diverse projects.

  • Optimize new protocols as needed with support from team.

  • Collaborate with biologists in other departments to get feedback on methodology and results.

  • Attend meetings with data creators and experiment designers to understand end-user needs.

  • Present methods and actionable results to cross-functional teams and stakeholders at the end of the co-op.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Currently enrolled in a United-States based undergraduate or in an advanced degree program in Biology, Molecular Biology, , Bioengineering, , , Biochemistry or a similar major or concentration

  • Knowledge ofqPCR, gel electrophoresis, and nucleic acid purification preferred

  • Hands on lab work preferred

  • Knowledge of Next Generation Sequencing methodologies a plus

  • Prior co-op or internship experience in a similar role

  • Self-motivated and able to drive a project to completion

  • Flexible and can work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

  • Able to work out of Cambridge, MA location

  • Legal authorization to work in the US

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!

About Moderna

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 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!

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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Cambridge, MA
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