Sr. Research Associate, Analytical Development at Moderna Therapeutics in Norwood, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a Sr. Research Associate for a position based at their Norwood, MA site. The individual in this role will be a highly skilled, talented and motivated analyst. He/she will have hands on experience with techniques routinely used for analysis of mRNA and lipid nanoparticles (liquid chromatography, light scattering, particle characterization, spectroscopy, calorimetry). He/She will be familiar with methods for RNA characterization, with next generation sequencing experience a plus. He she will evaluate new technologies and develop fit for purpose analytical assays. He/she will participate in the coordination of investigations and characterization studies and compile data packages into reports to support advancement of Moderna's development candidates. The individual will collaborate with other RAs and Scientists within the Analytical Development, Analytical Operations and Platform Analytics teams. The successful candidate must have BS with at least 3 years of industry experience, or MS with at least 1 years of industry experience (Biophysics, Chromatography, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related science), developing and performing analytical, molecular, biochemical, biophysical and/or cellular assays.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • Development and qualification of characterization assays

  • Develop and/or run chromatography, light scattering, microscopy and spectroscopy methods

  • Performing data analysis and trending

  • Record and communicate findings

  • Draft reports in support of regulatory filings

  • Presentation of results at internal meetings

  • Work with limited supervision in a collaborative, fast-paced environment to solve complex analytical challenges

  • Accountable for project success and results delivery

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

  • BS with at least 4 years of industry experience, or MS with at least 2 years of industry experience (Biophysics, Chromatography, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related science),

  • Experience in performing biochemical/biophysical characterization of RNAs

  • Experience with spectroscopy and light scattering

  • Experience with HPLC (SEC, RP, HIC)

  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills

  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a highly dynamic environment

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

  • On-site subsidized cafeteria or 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

  • 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)

About Moderna:

In 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a science research-stage company advancing programs in the promising-but-still-unproven field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with its first medicine having treated millions of people, a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across six modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for both clinical and commercial production at scale and at unprecedented speed. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use of one of the earliest and most-effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and auto-immune diseases. Today, 24 development programs are underway across these therapeutic areas, with 13 programs having entered the clinic. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six years. To learn more, visit

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.