Principal/Sr. Research Associate, Discovery Chemistry

Employer
Moderna
Location
Cambridge, MA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
March 07 2019
Ref
R1164
Organization Type
Biotech
Principal/Sr. Research Associate, Discovery Chemistry

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a highly qualified and motivated scientist to join the Discovery Chemistry group for a Senior/Principal Research Associate position based at our Cambridge, MA site. The individual in this role will be responsible for the timely synthesis, purification, and characterization of project compounds, and will be expected to regularly present findings and project updates to managers and peers. He/she will be responsible for delivering work as an individual, but will also contribute to team discussions concerning project direction, prioritization of targets, and synthetic route design.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Synthesize, purify, and characterize project compounds in a timely, efficient manner
  • Incorporate published methods and personal experience into synthetic planning and work
  • Accurately maintain experimental records in accordance with required standards
  • Routinely present experimental results and project progress to managers and peers
  • Contribute to discussions of project direction, prioritization of targets, and route design


Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemistry
  • 3-5 years of pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience in the synthesis of small organic compounds across a range of chemistries
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully solve complex organic synthesis issues
  • Familiarity with medicinal chemistry concepts (SAR, physicochemical properties, pharmacology, etc.)
  • Ability to self-manage time and efforts against competing priorities
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • The candidate will be curious in exploring a new modality for drug discovery, bold in proposing creative experimental designs and ideas, will work collaboratively with multifunctional teams, and will be relentless in pursuing successful outcomes Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:
  • Daily on-site catered lunches.
  • Company-provided iPhone.
  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass.
  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage. Including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses.
  • 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately.
  • A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • Voluntary legal assistance plan
  • 15 days' vacation and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance, competitive parental leave, discount to local childcare centers, as well as access to Care.com


Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:
  • Daily on-site catered lunches [ Cambridge ] On-site subsidized cafeteria [ Norwood ]
  • Company-provided iPhone
  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass
  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • 16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 16 weeks 100% paid family caregiver leave
  • 20 weeks 100% paid medical leave
  • Adoption assistance and discounts to local childcare centers, as well as access to care.com
  • 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately
  • A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • Voluntary legal assistance plan
  • 15 days' vacation and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays


Why join Moderna Therapeutics

At Moderna, we believe messenger RNA, or mRNA, is the "software of life." Every cell in the body uses mRNA to provide real-time instructions to make the proteins necessary to drive all aspects of biology, including in human health and disease. Given its essential role, we believe mRNA could be used to create a new category of medicines with significant potential to improve the lives of patients.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna currently has strategic alliances for development programs with AstraZeneca, Plc. and Merck, Inc., as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense; and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Moderna has been ranked in the top ten of Science's list of top biopharma industry employers for the past four years. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com .

Our Mission:
Deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.

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Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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