Moderna is seeking a talented, experienced and motivated Senior Research Associate to join the Clinical Immuno-Assay group to serve as an analyst for the biomarker assay development, qualification/ validation to support programs across multiple therapeutic areas. The candidate is expected to
independently execute experiments and conduct clinical samples analysis in a regulated laboratory at Moderna.
The candidate will have knowledge of best practices in bioanalytical assay procedures, and prior experience in running assay validation and conducting data acquisition on clinical specimen. In addition, the candidate may train junior team members when and where needed to perform analytical work and maintain clinical testing continuity. The ability to effectively communicate within a project team and with external partners is expected. The candidate will stay aware of the newest technology and critical reagents in his/ her field of expertise. The candidate should be a collaborative team member and an excellent communicator to support Modernas portfolio needs.
The candidate will work closely with project team members to develop analytical methods and characterization tools in support of our clinical phase studies. The position will report to the Director of Immuno-Assay.
Here's What Youll Do:
Under the guidance of project lead, be responsible for the overall quality and integrity of assigned bioanalytical projects in support of clinical trials at Moderna
As a key analyst, conduct assay development, qualification/validation and sample analysis on a variety of platforms (ELISA, MSD, Ella, Hamilton)
Deliver high quality data within defined timelines and aligned to current industry expectations
Review and QC data, author bioanalytical reports
Identify and resolve quality issues and report issues to upper management
May serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in a multifunctional project team
Occasionally the job may require overtime work or weekend shift as needed
Coach and train junior staff within the lab
Assume assigned general laboratory responsibilities, e.g. safety coordinator, instrument/process/technology owner etc
Always ensure staff compliance with safety and regulatory guidelines. Maintain training records
Attending technical conferences and exhibits as required
Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:
Bachelor or MSc with 2+ years experience in bioanalysis or related field preferably in a regulated environment for biomarker analysis
Demonstrated level of independence
Flexibility with changing priorities and urgent project requests
Good level of understanding and expertise in design and executing ligand binding based bioanalytical methods
Knowledge in best practices recommended by FDA, CLSI to conduct development, qualification and validation of assays (e.g. M10 Bioanalytical Method Validation)
Good written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
Good computational skills, preferably experienced with Word, Excel, Power Point, GraphPad Prism
Knowledge of system software for data analysis: Softmax pro, Gen 5 and basic laboratory statistics
Experience with LIMS system
Understanding of current GLP or CAP/CLIA/ISO standards
Preferably experienced with Multiplex immunoassay
Preferably experienced with bioanalytical assays for vaccine development and infectious disease
Preferably experienced with cell-based neutralization assay
Preferably experienced with cell culture, ex vivo assays and cell isolation from tissues
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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