Scientist, Bioinformatics, Infectious Disease

    Scientist, Bioinformatics - Bioinformatics Jobs

    Website Moderna

    Job Category: Bioinformatics Jobs

    Posted on: 29-04-22

    Profile: Scientist, Bioinformatics, Infectious Disease

    Company: Moderna

    Job Type: Full time, Research

    Job ID: R8173

    Estimated Salary: $91,000 – $120,000 a year

    The Role:

    Moderna is seeking an exceptionally talented and highly motivated bioinformatician with a broad skill base to work as part of a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and fast-paced team. The successful applicant will aid in the in silico design and characterization of T cell-based vaccine strategies within the infectious diseases group. In addition, he/she/they will collaborate with groups across the Moderna Platform to develop and apply novel bioinformatics methods and leverage all available tools and data resources to support infectious disease programs.

    Here’s What You’ll Do:

    • Develop and apply new bioinformatics methods and data processing pipelines to solve the needs and challenges specific to developing mRNA T cell-based vaccines

    • Analyze and design optimal sequences for mRNA T cell-based vaccines, including codon optimization, signaling and regulatory motifs, structural data, etc.

    • Mine relevant publicly available and commercial data resources

    • Contribute to scientific and strategy discussions to advance and enhance the scientific platform and product candidates

    • Communicate findings internally and externally

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

    • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Immunology/Biology, or related field

    • 1-3 years of experience in similar industry or academic role

    • The ideal candidate will have deep scientific and technical expertise in the following:

      • Biological databases of immunology, sequence and functional data, e.g. IEDb, EMBL, GenBank, Entrez, UniProt, RefSeq, ENCODE, Roadmap, etc.

      • Analysis and interpretation of Next Generation Sequencing data, including whole transcriptome RNA-seq, whole genome sequencing, whole exome sequencing, single-cell sequencing

      • At least one programming or scripting language (multiple preferred), e.g. Python, R

      • State of the art bioinformatics tools, algorithms, and methods for systems immunology (e.g. HLA typing, TCR  seq analysis, neo-antigen prediction)

      • High performance computing in a distributed/cloud environment, e.g. AWS

      • Software development best practices, including agile, version control, unit and integration testing, documentation, and deployment

    • Proven ability to draw robust conclusions from complex datasets, and present them in a clear and understandable way

    • An established record of innovative research achievements in bioinformatics reported in top-tier journals and patent applications

    • Strong problem-solving skills

    • Strong written and oral communication skills, comfort with senior management interactions

    • Positive team building and teamwork skills:  innate ability to influence, lead and inspire people, within function and beyond functional/company boundaries

    • Strong written and oral communication skills and a track record of achievement in publications and/or patent applications. Candidate will be curious in exploring new path for drug discovery, bold in proposing creative experimental designs and ideas. Will work collaboratively with multifunctional teams and will be relentless in pursuing successful outcomes

    Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

    • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
    • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
    • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
    • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
    • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
    • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
    • Adoption and family-planning benefits
    • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
    • Generous paid time off, including:
      •    Vacation, sick time and holidays
      •    Volunteer time to participate within your community
      •    Discretionary winter shut down
      •    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
    • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
    • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
    • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
    • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
    • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
    • Location-specific perks and extras!

    Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

    About Moderna

    In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. 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 and approval 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 autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

    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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