Research Associate, Autoimmunity
ModernaTX, Inc.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Posted in Science and Research

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Job Info

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate/ Sr. Research Associate in immunology looking to learn in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. This position is based at the Moderna Cambridge site and will be reporting to a Senior Scientist. The applicant will help develop ex vivo and in vivo immunology assays that support advancement of Moderna's mRNA platform in Immunology. The individual in this role will be primarily responsible for supporting basic and applied research including the immunopathology of autoimmune disorders and the mechanism of tolerance induction; for example, regulatory dendritic cell (DC) and regulatory T cell biology. The ideal candidate has hands-on experience in tissue processing, flow cytometry acquisition, and data analysis.

Here's What You Will Do

  • In vivo assays in rodents, including IV injections, tissue harvesting and analysis
  • Isolation, culture, and functional assays of cells from rodent and human samples
  • Flow cytometry and corresponding analyses
  • Develop and perform ex vivo/in vivo immunology-related assays including ELISA
  • Additional experience with molecular biology such as PCR and mammalian cell transfections are strongly preferred
  • General laboratory assistance, including lab equipment maintenance, ordering and organizing supplies
  • Careful record keeping (e-lab notebook and others), data organization and generating presentations

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table
  • BS/BA with lab-related experience; industry experience desirable.
  • Required: experience in flow cytometry
  • Hands on experience with in vivo assays and cell culture (cell lines and primary cell culture)
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated and able to work efficiently in a highly dynamic environment and as part of a team.
  • Basic computer literacy and experience in collecting, analyzing, and presenting biological data using programs such as FlowJo, Prism, and the MS Office suite are preferred

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:
  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    • Vacation, sick time and holidays
    • Volunteer time to participate within your community
    • Discretionary winter shut down
    • Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • 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

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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