Sr. Associate, Quality Control, Chemistry

Moderna Theraputics Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 3 weeks ago

Sr. Associate, Quality Control, Chemistry

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a Senior Associate, Quality Control Chemistry based at their Norwood, MA site. The individual in this role will focus on Release, Stability and In Process testing and may support Method Qualification and Acquisition. This individual may also support special projects as assigned.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • Performs routine analytical chemistry testing including HPLC, UPLC, UV, Particle Analysis and Dynamic Light Scattering

  • Support execution of method acquisition, qualification, re-qualification protocols.

  • Supports Troubleshooting of methods and equipment.

  • Performs data entry and supports trending and analysis.

  • Performs general laboratory support activities including reagent preparation, sample management, equipment maintenance, lab housekeeping etc.

  • Supports authoring and revision of equipment, method and other laboratory procedures and reports

  • LIMS (LabVantage) sample result entry, execution of Electronic Assay Forms

  • Perform STAT HPLC (AEX) and Plate reader based assays in support of manufacturing process testing as needed, may require shift flexibility.

  • Stability program support

  • Complete and maintain cGMP documentation (electronic and Hard Copy) for work performed.

  • Support authoring quality systems records such as deviations, change controls, CAPAs

  • Establish and maintain a safe laboratory working environment

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

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific discipline, plus a minimum of 2-5 years of experience in a laboratory setting with focus in analytical chemistry required; Master's Degree with 0-2 years of experience.

  • Minimum knowledge required: general laboratory operations (Pipette use, pH, reagent prep, etc.)

  • Minimum skills required:

  • Technical writing

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs

  • Familiarity with electronic databases (e.g. LIMS, SAP, LMS)

  • Practical working knowledge of HPLC/ UPLC and related software.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as organizational skills

  • Knowledge of industry standards and guidelines

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under established guidelines and instructions

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

  • Working knowledge of relevant and current FDA, EU, ICH guidelines and regulations.

  • Ability to efficiently prioritize and complete multiple projects and tasks in a fast-paced environment.

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

  • On-site subsidized cafeteria

  • Company-provided iPhone

  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass

  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses

  • 16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents

  • 16 weeks 100% paid family caregiver leave

  • 20 weeks 100% paid medical leave

  • Adoption assistance and discounts to local childcare centers, as well as access to

  • 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately

  • A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability

  • Voluntary legal assistance plan

  • 15 days' vacation and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays

Why join Moderna Therapeutics

At Moderna, we believe messenger RNA, or mRNA, is the "software of life." Every cell in the body uses mRNA to provide real-time instructions to make the proteins necessary to drive all aspects of biology, including in human health and disease. Given its essential role, we believe mRNA could be used to create a new category of medicines with significant potential to improve the lives of patients.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna currently has strategic alliances for development programs with AstraZeneca, Plc. and Merck, Inc., as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense; and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Moderna has been ranked in the top ten of Science's list of top biopharma industry employers for the past four years. To learn more, visit

Our Mission:

Deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.


Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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Sr. Associate, Quality Control, Chemistry

Moderna Theraputics