(Contract) Associate, Operations, 2nd Shift

June 30 2017
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
(Contract) Associate, Operations, 2nd Shift

Position Summary

Moderna is seeking a (Contract) Production Associate at their Cambridge, MA site. The individual in this role will be responsible for upstream and downstream production of mRNA for all preclinical constructs using custom automation, Hamilton liquid Handlers, HighRes systems, and chromatography solutions. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to quickly master new processes and the drive to be part of a dynamic, fast paced, and highly motivated team. They must have training in chromatography (UPLC/HPLC), liquid handlers, basic molecular biology techniques, and ability to work with custom automation.


  • Produce mRNA for preclinical targets
  • Conduct mRNA purification using HPLC-based chromatography solutions
  • Conduct in-process quality control assays to ensure mRNA are within specifications
  • Utilize automated equipment to enable capacity and short turnaround time
  • Promote inter- and intra-departmental communication in order to facilitate and maximize performance


  • Bachelors in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Biomechanical engineering, Bioengineering, Biomedical engineering, Biochemistry or related field
  • Proven track record of success in a fast paced production environment at a biotech/pharmaceutical company preferably in GMP or GLP
  • Experience operating HighRes systems and/or Hamilton instrumentation
  • Ability and desire to be a highly effective team player
  • Exceptional written, oral communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to quickly master new scientific techniques and concepts
  • Drive and flexibility to operate in a fast-paced and rapidly changing workplace
  • 1 - 3 years' experience in a fast-paced biotech/pharmaceutical environment is preferred

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