Sr. Research Associate, Analytical Development

Moderna Theraputics Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 2 months ago

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate for a position based at Cambridge, MA, soon to be Norwood, MA. The individual in this role will be a highly skilled, talented and motivated scientist that will be focused on method development/pre-qualifications/transfers, characterization of mRNA drug substance and drug product and raw materials to support mRNA therapeutic development. He/she will also perform biophysical characterization of mRNA if needed. The individual will work with other RAs and Scientists within the Analytical Development and across the Moderna ecosystem.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • Preparation of samples for characterization studies

  • Undertakes analytical testing using established methods and generate high quality data to support internal drug development activities

  • Participates in method development/pre-qualifications/ using HPLC, UHPLC, CE and other analytical instruments

  • Maintains accurate records of experiments and communicate effectively to the analytical team on analytical findings, issue and solutions

  • Ability to multi-task to meet aggressive timelines, and technology development and research goals

  • Presents the results/findings internally and to cross functional teams

  • Accountable for project success and results delivery

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

  • BS with at least 3 years of industry experience (Analytical, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related science),

  • Experience in developing and performing analytical, molecular, biochemical and/or biophysical assays

  • Experience in method development to support drug development

  • Hands on experience with HPLC and UPLCs

  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to work independently and effectively in a highly dynamic environment

  • Experience in performing biophysical characterization of biologics is highly desired

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

  • Daily on-site catered lunches

  • Company-provided iPhone

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

  • Free annual corporate membership to Bluebikes

  • 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

  • Eligible for "Moderna Month" (one month paid sabbatical after five years of service and eligible for additional one month paid sabbatical every 3 years thereafter)

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

  • 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 (includes 2 floating holidays)

Why join Moderna:

Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. mRNA medicines are designed to direct the body's cells to produce intracellular, membrane or secreted proteins that have a therapeutic or preventive benefit with the potential to address a broad spectrum of diseases. 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.

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 named a top employer by Science for the fifth year in a row. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com.

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. Research Associate, Analytical Development

Moderna Theraputics