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Scientist, Bioinformatics

Company: Moderna
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

The Role Moderna is seeking a talented and highly motivated bioinformatician with experience working with Next Generation Sequencing data and a broad skill base to work as part of a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and fast-paced team. Our team supports every aspect of computational biology across the platform research, therapeutic areas, and development teams. Moderna's mission to develop mRNA therapeutics means that this position will be responsible for a wide range of projects, from comprehensive investigation and design of individual targets to efficient and thorough analysis of large data sets. The successful candidate will seek to connect project teams with a large range of computational biology tools and techniques relevant to the questions that are facing them. Here's What You'll Do - Collaborate with project teams to identify key computational needs - Contribute to study design and protocol development to enable novel experimentation - Plan and execute analyses built to suit a range of established protocols as well newly developed workflows - Visualize, summarize, and present results to stakeholders - Work with the team to synthesize findings into actionable outcomes - Partner with others in the group to develop new analysis tools and methodology Here's What You'll Bring To The Table - PhD or MS with 5+ years of post-graduate experience in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Computer Science, or related field - Demonstrated knowledge of genetics and molecular biology, particularly relating to RNA - Good knowledge of NGS protocols and literature, particularly relating to RNA - Expertise with commonly used tools and workflows used to analyze NGS data - Proficiency with development tools, including git, Unix-based shells, and IDEs/editors - Fluency in a scripting language (Python/R), with good working knowledge of relevant data analysis and visualization packages - Proven ability to draw robust conclusions from complex datasets, and present them in a clear and understandable way to a broad audience - Strong written and oral communication skills, comfort with senior management interactions - Strong time management and problem-solving skills - Positive team building and teamwork skills, willing to give and receive constructive feedback - Preferred: Industry experience in drug discovery and development environment - Preferred: Expertise with applications of statistics in data analysis and experimental design - Preferred: Familiarity with HPCC environments, AWS EC2 and S3 APIs, Docker - Preferred: Strong software development practices (version control, testing, documentation, etc) 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.

Keywords: Moderna, Cambridge , Scientist, Bioinformatics, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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