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2024 Co-Op, Computational Immunology

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Jun 16, 2024

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Science/R&D, Immunology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

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/computer science.We are seeking talented and motivated students to be part of the vaccine discovery team for a wide range of disease targets. The Coop will work with other members of Infectious Disease Research group on the discovery and development of Modernas mRNA vaccine and immunotherapy candidates. You will work under the supervision of an experienced Moderna team member and have opportunities for cross-team collaboration, networking, and mentorship. You will learn how to apply programming skills for data collection, processing, statistical analysis, predictive modeling, and visualization to support program/project development. Also, you will learn about general experimental design and scientific strategy planning. The candidate will be part of the computational immunology team and support their own projects. All applicants must be available for the entire duration of the program: July 15th 2024 December 13th 2024.

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.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Work on extending single cell analysis pipelines to include QC and analysis of TCR-seq, CITE-seq, and LIBRA-seq data types.

  • Work on benchmarking the best methods for integration of single cell RNA-seq datasets from different sources.

  • Work with the IT teams to establish and maintain an automated workflow for data acquisition and processing in a cloud-based environment.

  • Develop analytics pipelines for different types of high-dimensional data, including but not limited to data from next generation sequencing, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, ELISA, Luminex, or imaging.

  • Develop customized code in R or Python to streamline data collection and management.

  • Implement and benchmark the existing statistical algorithms for specific data analysis as well as predictive machine-learning modeling.

  • Manage and improve computational immunology teams code and data repository and training documents.

  • Align with infectious disease research group members for specific data analysis or data visualization plan and deliver the results.

  • Prepare documents and present strategy, results, project updates, and summaries.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Currently enrolled in an advanced degree program in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or bioengineering.

  • Currently enrolled or recently graduating from a PhD program is a plus.

  • Good coding experience in Python is required, experience with R also beneficial.

  • Experience in cloud-based computing environment and data science development platforms, such as GitLab, Jupyter, R shiny, Anaconda, and Docker container, is needed.

  • Experience analyzing single cell RNA-seq, and other omic datasets is a plus.

  • Some understanding of Biology and Immunology is a plus.

  • Curious in exploring new discovery, bold in trying new ideas, willing to work collectively and relentless in pursuing successful outcomes.

  • Self-motivated and possess the desire to drive a project to completion. Flexible and capable of working 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 year-end shutdown
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company 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 and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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