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Scientist, Bioanalytics

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Nov 27, 2023

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role:

Modernas Bioanalytics team is looking for a Scientist with hands-on experience in bioanalytical mass spectrometry, processing and analysis of wide range of molecules such as proteins, peptides, lipids, glycans, mRNA etc. The role will be supporting method development, qualification, sample analysis for non-clinical studies of therapeutic development candidates. Candidate will apply cutting-edge LC/MS techniques towards mechanistic and quantitative assessment of Modernas mRNA therapeutics. We are looking for a scientist who thrives in a scientifically stimulating and fast-paced environment with high expectations. Independent method development, data integrity, ability to troubleshoot, collaborate with cross-functional teams, respect for peers/colleagues, excellent work ethic and setting the bar high are key values to thrive in Bioanalytics Team.

Here's What Youll Do:

  • Perform hands on Method development, method optimization, fit-for-purpose qualification and sample analysis for various types of biomolecules, particularly proteins, peptides and lipids

  • Hands on experiences in working and applying LC/MS on oligonucleotides

  • Coordinate with external CROs on method development, qualification, validation and sample analysis to enable PK/PD and GLP Tox studies

  • Perform method transfer to internal and external stakeholders for qualification / validation

  • Review and author relevant protocols, and reports

  • Support nonclinical in-vivo studies to evaluate PK/TK, safety, and efficacy of Modernas drug candidates

  • Work closely with colleagues in clinical development organization as well as other cross-functional groups

  • Provide mass spectrometry support to scientists in Nonclinical, Platform, and other groups

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • PhD with at least 0-2 / MS /5-8 BS/BA 8-10 years of industry experience

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with mass spectrometry, preferably LC-MS/MS and high-resolution mass spectrometry

  • Experience with targeted LC/MS quantification

  • (preferred) Strong hands-on experience with developing and non-regulated qualification of LC-MS bioanalytical methods using various techniques (LLE, SPE and immunoprecipitation) in different non-clinical samples, such as serum, plasma, tissue, whole blood etc

  • (preferred) Experience with peptide mapping, glycan mapping, PTM analysis, protein intact mass analysis, lipid profiling, or related techniques

  • (preferred) Experience with analytical techniques such as LC, GC, CE, UV, fluorescence, CAD, ELSD, KF, DSC, CD, NGS, Sanger, etc.

  • (preferred) Ability to develop and implement methods for high throughput or (semi-) automated data analysis

  • Willingness to learn new concepts and challenge boundaries; adaptability to change

  • Organization and attention to detail; ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an eagerness to work with and support colleagues in other departments

  • Proven ability to develop and work independently and to collaborate cross-functionally to accomplish goals in a timely manner

  • Experience in interfacing with CROs

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

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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