Manufacturing Associate II

Employer
Moderna
Location
Norwood, MA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
June 19 2019
Ref
R1686
Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Biotech
Manufacturing Associate II

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a Manufacturing Associate for DNA Operations. The individual in this role will be responsible for production of DNA for all constructs using custom automation, automated liquid handlers, and chromatography solutions. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to quickly master new processes and the drive to be part of a dynamic, fast paced, and highly motivated team. They must have training in chromatography (HPLC), liquid handlers, basic molecular biology techniques, and ability to work with custom automation.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Produce DNA for Clinical Targets
  • Conduct small scale and large scale cell culture
  • Conduct DNA purification using HPLC-based chromatography solutions
  • Conduct in-process quality control assays to ensure DNA are within specifications
  • Utilize automated equipment to enable capacity and short turnaround time
  • Promote inter- and intra-departmental communication to facilitate and maximize performance
  • Strict adherence to current good manufacturing practices, standard operating procedures and manufacturing documentation.
  • Establish and follow written procedures for the clear and accurate documentation of equipment operations and process instructions, and of process data.
  • Practice safe work habits and adhere to Moderna safety procedures and guidelines
  • Utilize knowledge to improve operational efficiency
  • Adhere to plant gowning procedures and maintain a clean general operating area
  • Adhere to documented waste handling procedures to respect environmental regulations.


Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Biomechanical engineering, Bioengineering, Biomedical engineering, Biochemistry or related field, Associates with 2+ years related experience or 5+ years of related GMP experience required
  • Proven track record of success in a fast-paced production environment at a biotech/pharmaceutical company preferably in GMP or GLP
  • Ability to collaborate fluidly with peers, supervisors and cross functional support groups required
  • Exceptional written, oral communication, and organizational skills required


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 care.com
  • 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 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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