Co-op, Delivery Sciences

Cambridge, MA
March 22 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Co-op, Delivery Sciences

The Role:

This position will be a multi-disciplinary collaboration originating in the Delivery Sciences department that aims to bridge mRNA drug delivery concepts with Discovery Chemistry and Non-Clinical Sciences. There will be opportunities to learn about the therapeutic formulation process and build the latest tools to study novel formulations. Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, and Bioengineering majors are encouraged to apply.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Formulate mRNA-based nanoparticles and characterize them with state-of-the-art analytical techniques, such as dynamic light scattering and HPLC
  • Participate in a Pharmacokinetics Drug Metabolism (PKDM) study, building a panel of chemical and metabolic assays in a highly interdisciplinary environment
  • Provide support for prototype processes, optimizing production of specialized mRNA
  • Contribute to data analysis and interpretation of study results
  • Prepare and deliver a final presentation to summarize your research experience

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • Minimum GPA of 3.4 and currently enrolled student, Junior or Senior preferred.
  • Previous co-op or intern experience preferred.
  • Must be curious, open to learning, independent, and flexible to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Basic wet lab skills, such as pipetting and buffer preparation, and safe handling of flammable or hazardous materials.
  • Organic chemistry and chromatography experience are preferred
  • Biology assay experience preferred

Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:
  • Daily catered lunches on-site.
  • 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.

Why join Moderna?

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 .

Our Mission:

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


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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