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Technician I, Quality Control Microbiology

Moderna Therapeutics, Inc – Norwood, MA

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Technician I, Quality Control Microbiology

The Role:

Reporting to the Manager of Quality Control, the Quality Control Technician I will perform routine environmental monitoring and water sampling of the GMP manufacturing facility. The Quality Control Technician I may perform routine testing and projects as assigned. This position may require off shift hours including nights and weekends.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Perform routine environmental monitoring and critical utility sampling activities
  • Conduct analysis of water and cleaning verification samples to include TOC, Conductivity, Bioburden, and Endotoxin
  • Prepare and ship contract laboratory testing samples including those intended for microbiological identification
  • Perform general laboratory support activities including equipment maintenance and housekeeping
  • Perform data entry utilizing good documentation practices
  • Write/Revise SOPs related to job function

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • 2-4 years Quality Control experience in a cGMP organization with a focus in Microbiology
  • BS in a relevant scientific discipline preferred
  • Ability to efficiently prioritize, manage and complete multiple projects and tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Familiarity with relevant and current FDA, EU, ICH guidelines and regulations (preferred)
  • Knowledge of GMP, microbiology, aseptic technique and general laboratory instrumentation preferred

Heres What Well Bring to the Table:

  • On-site subsidized cafeteria
  • 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
  • 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)

Why join Moderna

At Moderna, we believe messenger RNA, or mRNA, is the software of life. Every cell in the body uses mRNA to provide real-time instructions to make the proteins necessary to drive all aspects of biology, including in human health and disease. Given its essential role, we believe mRNA could be used to create a new category of medicines with significant potential to improve the lives of patients.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna currently has strategic alliances for development programs with AstraZeneca, Plc. and Merck, Inc., as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense; and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Moderna has been ranked in the top ten of Sciences list of top biopharma industry employers for the past four 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 persons 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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