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Sr. Principal Research Associate, Computational Science

Company: Moderna Theraputics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a highly motivated principal or senior principal research associate with strong coding skills and interest in RNA biology to join our Computational Science team. The successful candidate will design mRNA sequences computationally using our state-of-the-art sequence engineering pipeline and will contribute to diverse bioinformatics projects to improve our platform technologies and in support of Moderna's overall mission to develop mRNA therapeutics. This role is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role on a team enabling molecular drug design at an organization that is radically changing the biotech industry.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • Execute computational mRNA sequence design tasks with guidance from RNA biologists and computational scientists

  • Collaborate with project teams to identify key mRNA design needs

  • Plan and execute analyses built to suit a range of established protocols and 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 methodologies

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

  • M.S. with 2+ years of experience in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or related field (title commensurate with experience)

  • Highly proficient in Python and/or R

  • Experience with state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools

  • General knowledge of genetics and molecular biology preferred

  • Creative problem solver able to draw conclusions from complex datasets, and present them in a clear and understandable way

  • Strong written and oral communication skill

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 care.com
  • 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:

In 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a science research-stage company advancing programs in the promising-but-still-unproven field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with its first medicine having treated millions of people, a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across six modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for both clinical and commercial production at scale and at unprecedented speed. 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 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 auto-immune diseases. Today, 24 development programs are underway across these therapeutic areas, with 13 programs having entered the clinic. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six 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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Keywords: Moderna Theraputics, Cambridge , Sr. Principal Research Associate, Computational Science, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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