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Research Associate, Process Development

Employer
Moderna, Inc.
Location
Norwood, MA
Start date
May 21, 2024

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The Role:

Moderna is working to develop first-in-class messenger RNA (mRNA) based medicines. Were seeking a highly skilled and motivated Research Associate to reside in Modernas Technical Development organization in Norwood, MA. This is a lab-based role that will support the early phase process development of Modernas mRNA-based medicines to enable our clinical supply and pipeline. The applicant should have strong communication and collaboration skills.

The successful candidate must be able to work in a fast paced and highly dynamic environment and be able to contribute to process development activities. We seek applicants who are proactive, enthusiastic, and show a passion for process development. Applicants should have exceptional time management and communications skills with a strong attention to detail. Significant bioprocess development experience with standard bioprocess unit operations (e.g. enzymatic reactions, mixing, chromatography, tangential flow and/or filtration) is desirable. The position will support cross-functional teams across CMC, Research & Development, Preclinical & GMP Manufacturing, Quality, and Analytical Development.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Develop robust, scalable, and well-characterized processes for manufacturing mRNA

  • Develop and optimize mRNA production and process methodologies

  • Identify and/or optimize unit operations to improve robustness, while maintaining product quality

  • Collaborate cross-functionally in the design of process equipment and control strategies

  • Communicate research findings to internal stake-holders

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelors in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, chemical engineering, biological engineering or a related discipline with 02 years of relevant industry experience

  • Technical experience in the following areas is preferred: molecular biology techniques (Polymerase Chain Reaction, in vitro transcription), chromatography (HPLC, LC-MS, AKTA), experimental design, assay development and troubleshooting.

  • Basic lab capabilities, such as pipetting and buffer preparation, are desired.

  • Prior co-op or internship experience is favorable.

  • Experience with purification techniques (e.g. SEC, IEX, RP) for macromolecules such as RNA, DNA, proteins/antibodies, peptides will be plus.

  • Exceptional oral communication skills

  • Ability to effectively document and communicate results

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an eagerness to support colleagues across the organization and a demonstrated aptitude for team and employee development

  • Ability to effectively collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment.

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.

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 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 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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Location
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