Skip to main content

This job has expired

You will need to login before you can apply for a job.

Research Associate, Process Development

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Feb 26, 2024

View more

Job Details

The Role:

This role is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the drug product process development group located in a modern state-of-the-art facility called the Moderna Technology Center (MTC). This renovated center of excellence houses a wide variety of disciplines, which includes process development, scale-up, and analytical development. The role reports to a Senior Scientist and is a multidiscipline position that involves investigating lipid nanoparticle process development with established and novel analytical techniques. The individual in this role will be a highly skilled, talented, and motivated associate. They will participate in performing biochemical and biophysical characterization (HPLC, LC-MS, capillary electrophoresis, light scattering, spectroscopy, calorimetry) of lipid nanoparticles; exploring/developing innovative immunochemical (BLI Octet, flow cytometry, ELISA) and cell-based assays (luciferase assay, high-content confocal microscopy) to assess lipid nanoparticle-biomolecule interactions and lipid nanoparticlein vitroperformance. Pertinent experience involves developing and performing analytical, molecular, biochemical, biophysical and/or cellular assays.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Develop novel chemical, biochemical, biophysical, immunochemical and cell-based assays to support the process development of lipid nanoparticles

  • Optimize and prequalify analytical techniques to characterize lipid nanoparticles to support process development and formulation design

  • Collaborate with internal groups in chemistry, formulations, delivery, analytical andin vitrobiology

  • Manage sample requests and data reporting within a digitally-integrated workflow

  • Present updates on research and development findings internally in a timely fashion

  • Perform analytical testing supporting process development and product release, including spectroscopic, chromatographic, biophysical, molecular biology, and cellular biology techniques

  • Perform data analysis and trending

  • Maintain thorough electronic lab notebooks and documentation records

  • Present results in cross-functional meetings

Heres What Youll Need (Basic Qualifications)

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

  • Prior industry experience in formulation or analytical development

  • Hands-on experience with cellular and molecular assays (e.g. cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISA, microscopy), binding affinity and kinetics (e.g. SPR, BLI Octet, ITC), and antibody/protein quantification

  • Hands-on experience with common analytical techniques (e.g. UV, fluorescence, HPLC, LC-MS, CE, DLS, MALS)

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Experience with nanoparticle formulation is preferred

  • Eager to learn new techniques and develop novel assays besides performing established testing methods

  • Effective communication skills and the ability to write detailed technical reports

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an eagerness to support colleagues in Research, AD, CMC, Manufacturing and Process Development

  • Statistical knowledge and proficiency with data visualization/analysis/modeling software (e.g. GraphPad, Microsoft Excel, JMP, TIBCO Spotfire)

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that isBold, 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.


Stock Symbol:


Stock Exchange:



Facebook  Instagram  Twitter


Company info
200 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA
United States

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert