Sr./ Research Associate, Immunology

Cambridge, MA
July 07 2019
Organization Type
Sr./ Research Associate, Immunology

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a highly skilled and motivated research associate in immunology ready to function in a fast-paced and collaborative environment for a position based at their Cambridge, MA site. Reporting to the Director, Immunology, the applicant will help to develop the in vitro immunology data package to support advancement of Moderna's mRNA technology platform. The individual in this role will investigate molecular and cellular mechanisms in the immune response and will also be responsible of the lab maintenance.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Development and performance of in vitro/ex vivo assays (Flow cytometry, ELISA, ELIspot, and related)
  • Standard cell culture support including maintaining and plating of cell lines and primary cells
  • General laboratory assistance including lab equipment maintenance and the ordering and receiving of lab supplies
  • Accountable for project success and results delivery
  • Closely collaborate with other members within the group
  • Record and communicate findings

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • BS/BA with 0-2 years of experience or BS/BA with 2-5 years of experience or MS with 0-2 years of experience with industry experience performing in vitro screening performing in vitro/ ex vivo immunology experiments
  • Required high experience in immunology including Flow cytometry, ELISA, ELIspot, luminescent and fluorescent based assay development
  • Hands on experience with cell culture (cell lines and primary cell culture)
  • Excellent skills and ability to work efficiently and productively and a highly dynamic environment

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
  • Free annual corporate membership to Bluebikes
  • 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 (includes 2 floating holidays)

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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