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Research Associate, Technical Development Operations

Employer
Moderna, Inc.
Location
Norwood, MA
Start date
Feb 23, 2024

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Job Details

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a molecular biologist to join Technical Development newly established Sequencing Center. In this laboratory-based position, the individual will routinely process sequencing samples, operate, and troubleshoot instruments including ABI 3730xl, Echo, Illumina MiSeq, NovaSeq, plate readers and liquid handlers. Experience with lab automation is a plus. The candidate must thrive in a fast pace high throughput environment, have a collaborative spirit, and be curious and willing to learn new techniques to push process development forward.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Prepare samples, execute sequencing run within rapid turnaround time

  • Understand sequencing techniques and laboratory equipment troubleshooting

  • Enable high throughput testing workflows

  • Execute improvement projects to strengthen overall lab competencies

  • Be accountable for good documentation of experiments

  • Work closely with other scientists, as well as cross-functional groups for method optimization

  • Flexible to support occasionally weekend work

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field

  • Understanding of good lab practices and techniques

  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible

  • Desire to learn and be part of fast-paced team with multiple concurrent priorities

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of hands-on experience in a biochemistry/molecular biology lab Experience with Sanger sequencing and/or Illumina NGS workflow

  • Experience with qPCR, agarose gel, and other molecular biology techniques

  • Experience with integrated laboratory automation including Hamilton and Echo liquid handlers

Competencies

  • Motivated, detail oriented, and shows a passion for science

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic environment

  • Flexible, adaptable in collaborations

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and communicate progress and challenges

  • Driven to complete assignments

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 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.

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 leavesandaccommodations@modernatx.com. (EEO/AAP Employer)

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Company

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.

 

Stock Symbol:

MRNA  

Stock Exchange:

USNASDAQ GS

 

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617-714-6500
Location
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United States

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