Moderna is working to develop first-in-class messenger RNA (mRNA) based medicines. We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Engineer II or Sr. Research Associate to join Modernas Technical Development organization in Norwood, MA.
This role will support the development of manufacturing processes for Modernas Individualized Neoantigen Therapy (INT) process to enable clinical supply, with a focus on process understanding and process control strategy definition, and the optimization, transfer, and characterization of manufacturing processes. The role will additionally interface with and support cross-functional teams across CMC, Research and Development, Pre-clinical and Clinical Manufacturing, Quality, and Analytical Development.
Applicants must have demonstrated experience in designing, executing, and analyzing scientific experiments. Relevant academic and/or industrial experience in drug substance or drug formulation/delivery development is ideal. Previous experience with tech transfer, nanoparticle formulations, filtration technologies, mixing technologies, and/or statistical design of experiments is preferred.
Applicants should enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic, and innovative environment. Collaboration through cross-functional matrix teams is required. Applicants must have exceptional time management and communications skills, with a strong attention to detail.
Heres What Youll Do:
Design, execute, and analyze experiments for existing and novel process modes
Develop commercial manufacturing processes, characterize the process design space, and define critical process parameters
Collect, archive, process, and organize samples for downstream analyses
Maintain good documentation practice through electronic lab notebooks and technical reports
Clearly communicate results to a wide audience, both internally and cross-functionally
Execute and troubleshoot standard protocols, and develop and adapt new protocols into practice
Maintain positive relationships with internal business partners to facilitate collaborative development across all functions
Deliver reproducible and impactful results under ambitious timelines
Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:
BS/BA and minimum of 2 years of work experience or MS in chemical engineering, biological engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, or closely related field
Hands-on experience with chromatography, ultrafiltration, normal flow filtration, and development of innovative unit operations
Working knowledge of statistical design of experiments (DoE) and analysis of multivariate data
Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
Experience in technology transfer and optimization of manufacturing processes.
Strong interpersonal skills in dynamic settings
Preferred: Experience in nucleic acid drug development (DNA, RNA, oligonucleotides) and/or nanoparticle delivery.
Preferred: Experience with analytics and biophysical characterization of nanoparticles
Preferred: Knowledge of cGMP, ICH, regulatory guidelines and QbD principles as they apply to risk management and product commercialization
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!
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.
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