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2024 Co-Op, Delivery Science

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The Role:

Moderna is seeking a highly motivated co-op student to join our Delivery Science team in Cambridge, MA. To support drug product candidate nominations, Delivery Science applies novel and existing approaches to identify optimal experimental parameters for formulation design and performs extensive characterizations of vaccines and medicines in a fast-paced interdisciplinary environment. The focus of this role is integrating formulation design with advanced biophysical measurements. The researcher will have the opportunity to prototype formulations and study what has been made to develop activity relationships.

The co-op will run from July 15th- December 13th, 2024. All applicants must be available for the entire duration of the program, 40 hrs/week, and on-site.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Explore the impact of various compositional and formulation parameters to design novel LNPs to target a particular tissue/organ of interest

  • Carry out existing protocols and prototype novel experimental strategies focused on structural and kinetic characterization of vaccine drug product candidates

  • Relate experimental results to a broader range of biophysical and analytical techniques, such as HPLC, DLS, capillary electrophoresis, DSC, NMR and X-ray scattering.

  • Develop new software and utilize existing code for data reduction and visualization.

  • Query the literature for process/analytical tools and adapt new protocols into practice

  • Maintain an accurate and detailed record of experiments in an electronic notebook

  • Communicate (both orally and written) research findings and actively participate at group and project team meetings

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Currently enrolled in a full-time PhD program

  • Experience (>6 mo) in structural biology tools such as solution or solid-state NMR

  • Background in chemistry, biophysics, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials engineering, or related field.

  • Experience working in a lab; knowledge of general chemical safety protocols.

  • Previous intern/ co-op experience preferred

  • Experience with coding (esp. Python) preferred

  • Instrument/analytical experience preferred

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

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.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

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 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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