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Sr. Engineer II, Quality Control, Equipment & Automation

Moderna, Inc.
Marlborough, MA
Start date
Feb 16, 2024

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Engineering, Automation Engineer, Quality
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

The Role

Moderna is seeking a Sr. Engineer II, Quality Control Equipment & Automation to support our Quality Control team specializing in Individualized Neoantigen Therapy (INT) commercial production. This position will be based in our cGMP Manufacturing site in Marlborough, MA. This role will develop, execute, and enhance the organization's quality control procedures and methods aligning them with new equipment focusing on innovative automation and digital solutions.

The successful candidate will have an extensive background in automation, and equipment installation/release. Experience with quality control and laboratory technology is preferred. The Sr. Engineer II, Quality Control Equipment & Automation will be a key player in our organization, ensuring that our quality control processes are efficient, effective, and robust.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Partner to design and execute strategies to advance quality control processes via technology and automation.

  • Support daily functions related to quality control automation, including equipment selection, proof of concept, and implementation.

  • Establish and update department protocols and procedures related to laboratory automation or digital tools/capabilities.

  • Support department digital systems, including inventory, maintenance, access reviews, etc.

  • Develop and deploy innovative digital solutions that contribute to achieving Modernas sustainability goals.

  • Analyze and interpret equipment data, prepare reports, and present findings to management.

  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure that quality control automation aligns with overall business objectives.

  • Stay up to date with industry trends, new technologies, and regulatory changes.

  • Responsible for the regular maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting of all QC equipment to ensure optimal performance.

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all equipment calibration and maintenance activities.

  • Work with cross functional teams to support the qualification and release of QC equipment and automation systems.

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelors level degree with 10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry within in a laboratory and/or equipment automation role.

  • Or Masters level degree with at least 7 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry within in a laboratory and/or equipment automation role.

  • Proficient understanding of laboratory principles, techniques, and laboratory operations.

  • Experience with laboratory information management systems (LIMS), automation software, and other relevant software.

  • Proficiency with equipment/facility management software such as Maximo and/or Kneat, and quality management systems such as Veeva, are preferred.

  • Demonstrable understanding of automation and digital tools/techniques.

  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

  • Experience with regulatory compliance and quality control measures.

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

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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