Scientist, Immunology, New Venture Labs

Employer
Moderna
Location
Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Posted
March 08 2017
Organization Type
Biotech
Scientist, Immunology, New Venture Labs

Position Summary

An opportunity for an immunologist is available to join Moderna's early discovery group, New Venture Labs.  The ideal candidate will possess in depth knowledge of the biology of immune tolerance and autoimmunity.  New Venture Labs utilizes multidisciplinary approaches to understand protein structure, function, and dynamics of novel targets in preparation for their advancement into our drug discovery pipeline. Specific projects will involve collaborative interactions in dynamic project teams across diverse areas of biology. This is a basic research position that requires critical thinking, flexibility, multitasking, and the ability to learn new techniques. 

Responsibilities

  • Design and execution of well-controlled in vivo and in vitro experiments to demonstrate proof of concept and generate mechanistic understanding of tolerogenic dendritic cells and T regulatory cells
  • In-depth characterization of cellular and humoral immune responses in mouse models
  • Develop, execute, and troubleshoot assays, including: in vitro differentiation of mouse/human dendritic and T cell subsets, flow cytometry, and ELISA
  • Manage collaborative relationships internally and externally to resource and advance portfolio projects.
  • Share and contribute scientific and technical know-how with team members.
  • Clearly analyze, communicate, and present scientific findings

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in immunology with 3 or more years' research experience in mouse models of autoimmunity, transplant, and/or inflammatory diseases
  • Strong level of understanding and expertise one or more of the following: dendritic cell biology, Treg biology, and/or the complement system
  • Demonstrated ability to design and execute new experimental approaches
  • Publication of original scientific work in high-quality journals
  • 3 years' research experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry is preferred
  • Excellent team spirit, communication and presentation skills

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