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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 11/9/2016

Moderna Therapeutics Cambridge, MA

Company
Moderna Therapeutics
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
R203
AJE Ref #
576029998
Location
Cambridge, MA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Sr. Research Associate, Platform Analytics Quality Control

POSITION SUMMARY

Moderna is seeking a highly skilled, meticulous and motivated preclinical quality Sr. Research Associate, Platform Analytics Quality Control to develop, qualify and perform a variety of analytical, molecular, biochemical and cellular assays to assess and release drug substance and drug product formulations to support Moderna s mRNA technology platform and pipeline.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Assist in the development, qualification and implementation of state-of-the-art, high throughput, innovative and automated mRNA characterization methods

* Routine performance of high throughput analytical, molecular, biochemical and cellular assays using robotic liquid handlers

* Analysis and reporting of results in a laboratory information management system (LIMS)

* General laboratory assistance including lab equipment maintenance, preparation of reagents, and the ordering and receiving of laboratory supplies

* Accountable for maintaining consistent workflow and data analysis

* Closely collaborate with other members within the Platform Analytics group, Production operations, and broadly with platform development and R&D departments throughout the company

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* BS/MS (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or related science) with at least 1-3 years of industry experience

* Experience developing and performing high throughput analytical, molecular, biochemical and cellular assays (UV/Vis spectroscopy, capillary electrophoresis, RT-PCR, HPLC, gel electrophoresis, protein expression)

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

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Experience using robotic liquid handlers

* GLP experience

* Experience characterizing mRNA therapeutics

COMPETENCIES:

* Organized

* Attention to detail

* Innovative/creative

* Operates independently

* Teamwork

* Effective communication (oral and written)

* Ability to adapt to a dynamic environment