PUCL Job#1291 Sr. Res Assoc, Immunology (Cambridge MA) (Posted 18 Dec 2020)



Title:                        Sr./Research Associate, Immunology

Location:               Cambridge, MA

Reports to:           Associate Scientific Director, Immunology

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The Role:
Moderna is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Senior/Research Associate in Immunology ready to function in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. This position is based at the Moderna Cambridge site and will be reporting to an Associate Scientific Director. The applicant will help develop ex vivo and in vivo immunology assays that support the advancement of Moderna’s mRNA technology platform. The individual in this role will investigate immune-related molecular and cellular mechanisms and is responsible for lab equipment maintenance. S/he should be able to apply various immunological techniques and will have the ability to work in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate is expected to have substantial hands-on experience in flow cytometry acquisition and analysis, cell sorting, and antibody panel design.


Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Development and performance of ex vivo/in vivo immunology-related assays
  • Strong flow cytometry focus and corresponding analyses
  • Cell-based assays including maintaining and plating of cell lines and primary cells
  • General laboratory assistance, including lab equipment maintenance, ordering and organizing supplies
  • Careful record keeping (e-lab notebook and others), data organization and presentation

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

  • BS/BA with at least 2-3 years of lab-related experience or MS focused on biological sciences 0-2 years of experience; industry experience desirable but not a must; performing in vitro screening performing in vitro/ ex vivo immunology experiments
  • Required: experience in immunological assays including flow cytometry and sorting (a must), ELISA, luminescent and fluorescence-based assay development
  • Hands on experience with cell culture (cell lines and primary cell culture)
  • Excellent skills and ability to work efficiently in a multicultural highly dynamic and matrixed environment

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)

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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 & Co., Inc., as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, and BARDA. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six 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.



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