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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 11/11/2016

Moderna Therapeutics Cambridge, MA

Company
Moderna Therapeutics
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
R220
Location
Cambridge, MA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree
AJE Ref #
576206372

JOB DESCRIPTION

(Contract) Research Associate, mRNA Production

POSITION SUMMARY

Moderna Therapeutics is seeking a contract Research Associate to assist with small scale mRNA production. This individual will be tasked with responsibilities that include both molecular biology and biochemistry focused techniques.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Perform production of modified mRNA for in vitro experiments, at both small and large scale, using molecular biology techniques, chromatography techniques, and basic and complex scientific equipment and analytical tools.

* Orders and prepares media, buffers, and reagents for experiments.

* Collaborate with process development and process sciences team to identify process improvements if any

* Follow and establish protocols, improvements to such, allowing for clear and accurate documentation of data, results, and any deviations.

* Actively participate in a team environment and as part of frequent Research meetings and staff meetings.

* Maintains a clean, neat and organized laboratory facility.

* Maintains equipment and instruments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

* 4 year degree in an applied scientific discipline (Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry)

* Molecular biology and biochemistry laboratory experience, including but not limited to: In vitro transcription, PCR, gel electrophoresis, HPLC, basic laboratory equipment and procedures.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* 0-2 year s hands-on professional/industrial experience in a biopharma R&D, process development, life sciences, or analytical development organization

COMPETENCIES

* Effective communicator (written and oral).

* Ability to work on complex tasks independently

* Collaborative Spirit (ability to work as part of a cross functional team, comfortable with presenting and speaking in a variety of setting and with coworkers at a variety of levels).

* Result oriented

* Detail focused

* Ability to work concurrently on multiple complex projects