Scientist, Next Gen Therapeutics

Website Moderna

Job Description
The Role:

We are seeking a scientist for the Next Generation Therapeutics group.  This individual will work as part of a collaborative group of protein engineers, immunologists, molecular biologists, and protein biochemists to discover and develop mRNA therapeutics in the therapeutic areas such as oncology and immunology.


Here’s What You’ll Do:

Discovery of novel therapeutic antibodies using in house antibody selection technologies.
Design of therapeutic bispecific molecules, surface expressed proteins and antibodies for expression in mammalian cell culture.
Select and optimize key parameters for therapeutic molecules such as affinity, in vivo expression levels, stability, design to optimize PK and minimize immunogenicity.
Serve as a technical expert in molecular engineering within the organization and provide support to multiple projects.
Learn to use formulated mRNA to express molecules in vitro and in vivo.
Critically evaluate results and derive conclusions from experiments. Present the results and conclusions in cross functional project teams and propose future experimental focus.
Maintain accountability for project success and delivery of results.
Identify, manage and contribute to external collaborations relevant to therapeutic candidates.
Contribute to scientific and strategy discussions to advance and enhance the scientific platform and product candidates.
Communicate research and development findings both internally and externally.
Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

Ph.D. in structural biology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field.
Minimum 2 years of experience in the field of antibody discovery and protein engineering.
Strong written and oral communication skills, comfort with senior management interactions.
Ability to propose and implement experimental lab work.
Positive team building and teamwork skills:  Innate ability to influence, lead and inspire people, within function and beyond functional/company boundaries.

Scientific rigor & commitment to excellence and innovation.
Ability to both collaborate constructively across program teams and to work independently to drive research.
Outcome-oriented and attentive to details.
Flexible/ Adaptable based on research needs.
Effective communication, both written and verbal.
Personal and shared accountability.

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