Intern, Preclinical Manufacturing (Summer Internship)

Employer
Moderna
Location
Norwood, MA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
June 25 2019
Ref
R1697
Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Biotech
Intern, Preclinical Manufacturing (Summer Internship)

The Role:

This first shift position is based out of our manufacturing facility in Norwood, MA. The individual in this role will be responsible for producing high quality DNA, mRNA and formulated material. He/she will acquire new knowledge of the unit operations to meet the preclinical standards. The candidate will receive training in some of the following areas: chromatography (UPLC/HPLC), liquid handlers, basic molecular biology techniques, and ability to work with custom automation. The successful candidate will be a part of a dynamic, fast paced, and highly motivated team. First shift is from 7am-3pm.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • Produce constructs for preclinical targets
  • Conduct purification using HPLC-based chromatography solutions
  • Conduct in-process quality control assays to ensure products 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 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
  • Adhere to laboratory 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:
  • Minimum GPA of 3.4
  • Currently Enrolled Sophomore, Junior or Senior with a major related to biotech/pharmaceutical (Biology, Chemistry, Engineering...)
  • Previous co-op or intern experience preferred.
  • Must be curious, eager, open to learning, and independent.
  • 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
  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass
  • Healthcare coverage includes medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP
  • Voluntary legal assistance plan
  • Accrued paid vacation


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.

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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