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2024 Intern, mGx Research Operations

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Sep 21, 2023

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The Role:

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.This role is an exciting opportunity to join Moderna Genomics (mGx). mGx is an innovation engine for the company focused on discovering and delivering the next generation of in vivo gene editing and nonviral gene therapies and our ultimate vision is to enable Personalized Gene Editing.

As an Intern in Research Operations, you will support daily operational excellence within mGx Laboratories and across the mGx Business by interfacing with external service providers/vendors and a broad variety of internal groups such as Informatics, Procurement, Finance, Accounts Payable, Legal, Business Operations, High Throughput Preclinical Operations, Digital, Data Sciences, and Facilities.

You may also have opportunities to lead initiatives to increase efficiency, optimize space, improve communication, champion new ways of working, and facilitate collaboration between the support teams and researchers.

In this capacity, you will gain significant exposure to scientific, strategic, and organizational aspects of research at Moderna. You will also have the opportunity to develop new competencies in adjacent areas including project, program and alliance management.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Work with team members to help problem-solve operational issues to ensure scientists can focus on science.

  • Work with Head of Research Operations to build, maintain, and improve operational infrastructure to initiate and drive operational excellence in research labs and across the business. This will likely involve interfacing with Scientists, Informatics, Data Sciences, Accounts Payable, Digital, and Legal. This may include:

    • Working with project leaders to develop project workplans (leveraging typical project management tools such as power point, ThinkCell, and smartsheet)

    • Working with the Lab Manager to support daily operational needs of the mGx Cambridge Laboratories including but not limited to management of equipment, sample inventory, safety, cold storage, and common lab supplies.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Candidate for Bachelors, Masters, or PhD degree in a scientific field or MBA or PharmD with a passion for driving operational excellence

  • You are a highly organized individual

  • You are comfortable acting as an owner, enjoy interacting with your end users and can work cross-organizationally to drive execution in a fast-moving research organization.

  • You work independently yet engage proactively with team members, colleagues, and stakeholders to get alignment and drive projects forward.

  • Demonstrated ability to work fluidly and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic, and cross-functional environment, including a strong track record working cross-organizationally to achieve operational goals

  • A desire to be part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative

Additional Preferred Competencies:

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Results oriented and takes pride understanding that your work is the foundation of our science

  • Self-starter with drive to take initiative

  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team

  • Strong work ethic with an energetic focus on ownership

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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200 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA
United States

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