Engineer, MS&T

Cambridge, MA
May 09 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Engineer, MS&T

The Role:

Reporting to the Associate Director of MS&T, the MS&T Engineer will be part of Moderna's Manufacturing Science and Technology (MS&T) team responsible for ensuring the robust technology transfer and technical support of our mRNA platform in cGMP Manufacturing. The individual will work closely within MS&T, and with Process Development, Manufacturing, Regulatory, and Quality, to ensure all aspects of technology transfer and technical support are successfully executed. The individual will provide engineering support for process equipment used at Moderna's cGMP manufacturing operations in Norwood, MA.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Support technology transfer projects including coordination of process information exchange, documentation of process parameters, and tracking process performance.
  • Provide technical support of cGMP manufacturing including authoring of technology transfer documents, change control, and manufacturing investigations. Collaborate with process development on studies to determine root cause for deviations.
  • Analyze manufacturing performance through data review and analyses. Author manufacturing summary reports. Establish and maintain data repositories.
  • Lead cross functional troubleshooting and operational improvements for manufacturing equipment.
  • Assist in design and engineering of disposable systems used in bioprocessing including aseptic bioprocessing bags and tubing manifolds. Review design and engineering drawings. Execute studies to demonstrate equipment fit and process performance.
  • Author and execute protocols supporting process characterization and equipment scale up in cGMP Manufacturing.

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • Biochemical engineer, Chemical engineer, or Biochemistry Professional with a BS and 5+ years of experience (or MS and 2+ years) in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company.
  • Process development or operational experience in one or more of the following bioprocessing unit operations: fermentation, enzymatic reaction, chromatography, tangential flow filtration, buffer formulation, drug product formulation, and aseptic filling.
  • Prior experience providing technical support in a cGMP manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in biologics process development or cGMP manufacturing of biologic products.
  • Knowledge of single use bioprocessing technologies.
  • Knowledge of data management tools and statistical analysis.
  • Knowledge of cGMP equipment commissioning and validation.
  • Excellent judgment and ability to communicate manufacturing issues in a scientifically sound and understandable way.
  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to manage projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment.
  • Ability to adapt to new and challenging technical opportunities.

Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:
  • On-site subsidized cafeteria
  • 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
  • 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 .

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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