2023 Co-op, Infectious Disease Research at ModernaTX, Inc.

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts





Job Description:

The Role:



The Moderna Research Co-op program is a 6-month experiential training program for students currently working towards an undergraduate or Advanced Degree in life sciences. During the co-op you will learn about the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and gain valuable hands-on experience in one of the most bold and relentless companies on earth. You will work under the supervision of a an experienced Moderna team member and have opportunities for cross-team collaboration, networking, and mentorship. You will develop laboratory skills including lab safety techniques, common lab equipment, experimental design, pipetting, measuring, and record keeping.


If you are bold, relentless, collaborative and obsess over learning, a co-op at Moderna will help augment your research experience and accelerate your career.



Our winter/spring co-op program is from January 9 - June 16, 2023. All applicants must be available for the entire duration of the program.



Here's What You'll Do:




Infectious Diseases: Work within a specific focus within the Infectious Disease team including: Virology (Be part of the team responsible for advancing vaccine candidates from discovery to clinical trials); Bacterial Immunology (Assist in the execution of bacterial and immunological assays to support the team's multiple immunotherapy programs); Immunology (develop novel immunoassays in preclinical settings, flow cytometry, ELISA/ELISPOT and analysis); Structural Biology (Utilize electron microscopy and protein crystallography, perform structural characterization of vaccine antigens as a basis for structure-based vaccine design. Understanding and experience in electron microscopy and protein crystallography is preferred.



Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:



  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or advanced degree program in Biology, Chemistry, Computational Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, or Bioengineering-related majors are encouraged to apply.


  • Technical experience in the following areas: tissue culture, cell transfection, protein detection methods (MSD, ELISA), assay development and troubleshooting. Basic lab procedures such as pipetting and solution preparation


  • Prior experience with basic cell and molecular biology techniques (Cell culture, DNA and RNA extraction, Polymerase Chain Reaction etc.)


  • Prior co-op or internship experience is preferred


  • Self-motivated and possess the desire to drive a project to completion. Flexible and can work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.


  • Legal authorization to work in the US





Moderna is pleased to provide you with an innovative suite of benefits, including:



  • Free premium access to meditation and mindfulness classes

  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes

  • Generous paid time off, including:
    • Vacation, sick time and holidays
    • Volunteer time to participate within your community
    • Discretionary winter shut down

  • Location-specific perks and extras!



Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.



About Moderna



In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.


Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com.


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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