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2023 - Co-op, Platform, Biological Science, Formulation Discovery, Immunoepigentics, and RNA Science

The Role:
The Moderna Research Co-op program is a 6-month experiential training program for students currently working towards an undergraduate or advanced degree in life sciences.  During the co-op you will learn about the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and gain valuable hands-on experience in one of the most bold and relentless companies on earth. You will work under the supervision of an experienced Moderna team member and have opportunities for cross-team collaboration, networking, and mentorship. You will develop and refine a variety of skills including learning lab safety techniques, utilizing common lab equipment, designing experiments, pipetting, measuring, and record keeping.

If you are bold, relentless, collaborative and obsess over learning, a co-op at Moderna will help augment your research experience and accelerate your career. 

Our winter/spring co-op program is from January 9 – June 16, 2023. All applicants must be available for the entire duration of the program.

Below is an overview of the teams that you can be a part of as a co-op! Your resume will be considered across all these focus areas.
  • Biological Science
  • Formulation Discovery
  • Immuno-Epigenetics
  • Pre-Formulation
  • RNA Science

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or advanced degree program in Biology, Chemistry, Computational Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, or Bioengineering-related majors are encouraged to apply.
  • Technical experience in the following areas is preferred: cell and/or tissue culture, cell transfection, protein detection methods (e.g., MSD, ELISA, LC-MS), assay development and troubleshooting.
  • Basic lab capabilities, such as pipetting and buffer preparation, are desired.
  • Prior experience with basic cell and molecular biology techniques (Cell culture, DNA and RNA extraction, Polymerase Chain Reaction, etc.) and associated detection methods (e.g., fluorescence, luminescence) is desired.
  • Prior co-op or internship experience is favorable.
  • Self-motivated and possess the desire to drive a project to completion.
  • Flexible and can work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Legal authorization to work in the US

Moderna is pleased to provide you with an innovative suite of benefits, including:
  • Free premium access to meditation and mindfulness classes
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Generous paid time off, including:
  • Vacation, sick time and holidays
  • Volunteer time to participate within your community
  • Discretionary winter shut down
  • Location-specific perks and extras!