(Contract) Scientist, Delivery Innovation

July 14 2017
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
(Contract) Scientist, Delivery Innovation

Position Summary

This scientist position will lead and establish aerosol characterization capabilities and device evaluation to enable respiratory delivery of Moderna's mRNA therapeutics for pulmonary and nasal applications. 


  • Design, conduct and coordinate aerosol testing of novel formulations using oral inhalation and nasal delivery devices, including nebulizers, to evaluate formulation / device interactions and identify critical design parameters
  • Develop aerosol test methods to support pre-clinical evaluation of candidate formulations
  • Work as part of an integrated cross-functional team developing novel formulation and delivery solutions
  • Manage external vendors to evaluate device technologies
  • Work with research functions to develop in vitro testing models
  • Maintain accountability for project success and results delivery
  • Communicate research and development findings


  • M.S. or Ph.D. with 2+ years of industry experience in formulation and device evaluation for pulmonary and/or nasal drug delivery:  nucleic acid and mRNA experience is preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of aerosol science, analytical testing and device expertise from industry for oral inhalation and nasal delivery drug products; experience with colloidal dosage forms preferred
  • Strong foundation in mechanical engineering, bio-engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry or related field
  • Strong technical aptitude working on complex problems with creative problem solving and application of experimental design
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Positive team building and teamwork skills

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