(Contract) Research Associate, Delivery Innovation

Employer
Moderna
Location
Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Posted
July 19 2017
Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Biotech
(Contract) Research Associate, Delivery Innovation

Position Summary

This Contract Research Associate will be responsible for preparation and characterization of mRNA containing nanoparticles within a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary environment.  He/she will be responsible for executing lab experiments, reporting results and maintaining a high-quality lab notebook.  The successful candidate will work well within a larger team of chemists, engineers, formulation scientists and associates while mentoring and training junior members of the Delivery Innovation team.    Experience with polymeric nanoparticle preparation techniques, biophysical / chemical characterization, and surface modification are preferred.  The successful candidate must have a foundation in chemical, biological, or biochemical sciences or materials engineering with experience in the drug delivery field.

Responsibilities

  • Preparation, purification, and functionalization of novel nanoparticle formulations for delivery of mRNA
  • Biophysical and chemical characterization of novel formulations using analytical techniques such as dynamic light scattering, zeta potential, electrophoresis and HPLC
  • Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory notebooks
  • Communicate research and actively participate in the presentation of scientific data at group meetings

Qualifications

  • BS/MS with 2-3 years (1-2 for Masters) of industrial drug delivery, nanoparticle formulation, or nucleic acid delivery experience
  • Strong foundation in chemistry, Biochemistry, biology, chemical engineering or related field
  • Experience with nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, and functionalization
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible, motivated team player with an eagerness to learn new skills
  • Preferred: Knowledge of nanoparticle based nucleic acid delivery strategies is a plus