Associate I, Quality Control (Bioassay)

Norwood, MA
June 15 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Associate I, Quality Control (Bioassay)

The Role:

Reporting to the Supervisor of Quality Control (Bioassay), the Bioassay Quality Control Associate I will support cGMP Bioassay method transfer, qualification and release testing for QC raw material, drug substance and finished product testing for mRNA products produced at Moderna's manufacturing facility and affiliated contract organizations. The individual will execute methods including, but not limited to, Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, UV/Vis measurement, protein concentration determination and qPCR. This position will contribute to related method transfers and qualification activities.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Execute GMP QC Molecular Biology methods, focusing on molecular and protein analytics, but also supporting ELISA, Potency and Cell-Based Assays as needed
  • Support testing for in-process samples, drug substance and drug product, including generation of testing data to support clinical studies
  • Assist in development, implementation and maintenance of general laboratory operational systems in accordance with cGMP requirements
  • Perform general laboratory support activities including reagent preparation, equipment maintenance, etc.
  • Write/revise SOPs, protocols and reports
  • Provide support to audit teams for internal and vendor audits

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • 5+ years Quality Control experience or a BS in a relevant scientific discipline preferred, in a cGMP organization with a focus in Molecular Biology and DNA Sequencing. BS in a relevant scientific discipline preferred
  • Understanding of Sanger Sequencing
  • Hands on experience with ELISAs, qPCR, and other molecular biology techniques
  • Working knowledge of relevant and current FDA, EU, ICH guidelines and regulations preferred
  • Ability to 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Why join Moderna

We are pioneering a new class of medicines made of messenger RNA, or mRNA. The potential implications of using mRNA as a drug are significant and far-reaching. It could transform not only how certain diseases are treated but also how medicines are discovered, developed and manufactured - at a breadth, scale and speed not common in the biopharma industry.

Since our founding in 2011, we have built the industry's leading mRNA technology platform , the infrastructure to accelerate drug discovery and speed early development, a rapidly expanding pipeline , and an unparalleled team . Our development pipeline includes development candidates for mRNA-based vaccines and therapies spanning several therapeutic areas, and we have multiple clinical trials already underway with other development candidates progressing toward the clinic. In addition, we have a number of discovery programs that are advancing toward the development stage.

We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our company and how we are advancing the promise of mRNA science to improve health and impact lives around the world.

Our Mission:

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


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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