Associate I, Quality Control Microbiology

Employer
Moderna
Location
Norwood, MA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
June 15 2019
Ref
R1682
Organization Type
Biotech
Associate I, Quality Control Microbiology

The Role:

Reporting to the Manager of Quality Control, the Quality Control Associate I will perform routine environmental monitoring and water sampling of the GMP manufacturing facility. The Quality Control Associate 1 will also support microbiological testing for GMP QC raw materials, excipients, drug substance and finished product testing for mRNA products produced at Moderna's manufacturing facility and affiliated contract organizations. The Quality Control Associate may perform projects as assigned. This position is a Sunday through Wednesday shift. Off shift hours may be required.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Perform routine environmental monitoring and critical utility sampling activities
  • Conduct analysis of water samples to include TOC, Conductivity, Bioburden, and Endotoxin
  • Perform routine testing in support of manufacturing processes to include bioburden, sterility, endotoxin, culture purity and cell stock identity
  • Prepare and ship contract laboratory testing samples including those intended for microbiological identification
  • Perform general laboratory support activities including equipment maintenance and housekeeping
  • May participate in equipment and method qualifications, validations, and method transfers
  • Perform data entry utilizing good documentation practices
  • Support initiation/closure of quality system records such as environmental monitoring excursion notifications and deviations
  • Write/revise standard operating procedures

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • BS in a relevant scientific discipline or 5 years Quality Control experience in a cGMP organization with a focus in Microbiology
  • Familiarity with relevant and current FDA, EU, ICH guidelines and regulations
  • Knowledge of GMP, microbiology, aseptic technique and general laboratory instrumentation (preferred)
  • Ability to efficiently prioritize, manage and complete multiple projects and tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)


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.


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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