(Contract) Animal Husbandry Technician

Cambridge, MA
September 18 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
The Role:

Moderna is seeking an exceptional person to join the animal facility husbandry team. The successful candidate will have proficiency in all aspects of laboratory rodent care and animal facility maintenance, a strong work ethic, and be a collaborative team member.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Provides daily husbandry care to research animals per Moderna's standard operating procedures, and all applicable guidelines.
  • Monitors daily animal health and well-being.
  • Monitors and records all environmental parameters of assigned holding rooms for temperature and humidity.
  • Houses newly arriving animal deliveries and ensures that orders match the posted incoming animal log and assigned cage cards.
  • Completes all required reporting documents and cage notification cards.
  • Operates bio-safety cabinets, animal transfer stations, cage washer and autoclave.
  • Cleans and sanitizes all horizontal surfaces, floors and walls of animal facility.

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years related work experience.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • 1-5 years of experience in rodent technical procedures.

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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