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2024 Intern, Bioinformatics Software Engineering

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Feb 5, 2024

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The Role:

Moderna is seeking talented interns to join the Bioinformatics Software Engineering team. This is a great opportunity to work with experienced Senior Software Engineers advancing Modernas mRNA therapeutics platform. This internship will run from June 3rd-August 16th . After the summer internship, there may be an opportunity for you to continue working at Moderna on a part-time basis (10 to 20 hours per week).

  • Collaborate with scientists, researchers, and senior engineers to understand and define requirements of bioinformatics software.

  • Meet at least weekly with your mentor for guidance and collaboration.

  • Present at least once to the Bioinformatics team.

  • Debug issues, fix bugs, and improve the performance of existing software tools used by bioinformatics pipelines.

  • Write automated tests to ensure the quality and reliability of the software.

Basic Qualifications (all roles):

  • Degree in Computer Science; Engineering, Bioinformatics, or related field.

  • Knowledge of one or more programming languages such as Python, C++, Java, or R

  • Familiarity with Docker

  • Comfortable working in Unix environment.

  • Familiarity with software development methodologies and practices, including version control, testing, and code review.

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team.

  • Must be curious, eager, open to learning, and independent.

  • Authorized to work in the U.S

  • Minimum GPA of 3.4

Preferred Technical Skills

  • Previous experience working in cloud environment such as AWS.

  • Knowledge of workflow languages like NextFlow, WDL or CWL.

  • Familiarity with data analysis and visualization tools.

  • Experience with bioinformatic pipelines for sequencing data analysis.

  • Previous co-op or intern experience

  • Course work in data structures, algorithms, or software design

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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