Scientist/Principal Research Associate, Mass Spectrometry

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The Role Moderna is seeking a motivated Scientist/PRA with a strong background in Mass spectrometry. Experience with the analysis of small molecules such as lipids, metabolites and /or bio-molecules such as mRNA/proteins are preferred. This individual will primarily support analytical development teams, as well as colleagues in Platform and other cross-functional teams, by applying cutting-edge LC/GC/MS techniques towards mechanistic assessment of Moderna’s mRNA therapies. The candidate must thrive in a fast pace environment with high expectations. Integrity, ability to share experimental issues and troubleshoot, curiosity, collaborative spirit, respect for people, exemplary work ethic and setting the bar high are key values to thrive in our Team. Here’s What You’ll Do – Develop, optimize, and run LC/MS/CAD and GC/MS/FID methods to characterize lipids and other small molecules such as metabolites. – Employ tandem mass spectrometry techniques to enable structural elucidation of impurities – Work closely with process chemistry teams to support raw material testing, process optimization/development, and degradant analysis. – Develop, optimize and run LC/MS methods to enable characterization of biomolecules (such as nucleic acids and proteins) – Participate in data analysis and technical report writing – Be accountable for good documentation of experiments – Work closely with other scientists in analytical development as well as cross-functional groups Here’s What You’ll Bring To The Table – PhD with 0-2 post-graduate experience or MS with at least 5 years of experience in analytical development – At least 5 years of demonstrated hands-on experience with mass spectrometry, preferably with LC/MS, GC/MS and high-resolution mass spectrometry – (Preferred) Tandem mass spectrometry experience and organic chemistry knowledge – (Preferred) Familiarity with programming. – (Preferred) Familiarity with complex mixture characterization and analysis of lipids – Organization and attention to detail; ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment – Strong interpersonal skills with an eagerness to work with and support colleagues in other departments – Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams and deliver results with minimal supervision Here’s What We’ll Bring To The Table – On-site subsidized cafeteria or catered lunches – 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 – Eligible for Moderna Month (one month paid sabbatical after five years of service and eligible for additional one month paid sabbatical every 3 years thereafter) – 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) About Moderna Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. mRNA medicines are designed to direct the body’s cells to produce intracellular, membrane or secreted proteins that can have a therapeutic or preventive benefit and have the potential to address a broad spectrum of diseases. The Company’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing Moderna the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators. 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, 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) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). Moderna has been ranked in the top ten of Science’s list of top biopharma industry employers for the past five years. To learn more, visit . 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.