Associate I/II, Quality Control (Bioassay)

Norwood, MA
July 18 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Associate I/II, Quality Control (Bioassay)

The Role:
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Quality Control (Bioassay), the Bioassay Quality Control Associate I/II 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, Sanger Sequencing, 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, Cell-Based Potency testing, and other methodologies 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 in a cGMP organization with a focus in molecular biology techniques (BS in a relevant scientific discipline preferred)
  • Hands on experience with molecular biology techniques including, but not limited to, gel electrophoresis, qPCR, etc
  • Understanding of Sanger Sequencing
  • 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:
  • On-site subsidized cafeteria
  • 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.

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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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