Moderna hiring Associate Director, Bioinformatics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

The RoleModerna is seeking an Associate Director to join our Computational Science Department. You will provide scientific, technical, strategic and managerial leadership for a team of talented scientists working on a broad range of bioinformatics and computational biology activities, including the analysis and interpretation of diverse Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. You will also contribute as an individual to a variety of bioinformatics projects and pipeline development. This is an excellent opportunity to join an innovative group contributing to the advancement of basic science, processes, and therapeutic programs across Moderna.

Here’s What You’ll Do

  • Lead and support a team of bioinformaticians and computational biologists
  • Identify and execute on new opportunities for collaboration and impact across the company
  • Contribute to strategic leadership of the Computational Science Department
  • Lead the development, deployment and application of novel algorithms, analyses, and pipelines
  • Perform and supervise the analysis, visualization and interpretation of large, complex datasets from a variety of experimental assays, especially modern NGS platforms
  • Lead internal projects and manage external collaborations
  • Manage resources and priorities to ensure timely delivery of high-quality results

Here’s What You’ll Bring To The Table

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics, or related discipline
  • 8+ years of relevant experience, including 3+ years of team and/or project leadership in industry or academics
  • Proven ability to manage, mentor, and develop highly productive individuals and teams
  • Hands-on experience with a broad range of current bioinformatics and computational biology tools, methods, and applications
  • Knowledge of molecular biology, especially as related to mRNA
  • Experience leveraging data from large-scale, open repositories and integrating datasets to mine for deeper insights
  • Fluency in Python and R, including packages in the scientific computing stack
  • Experience with software development, including version control, unit and integration testing, documentation, and deployment
  • Experience with high performance computing and cloud computing platforms
  • Track record of productivity and innovation as evidenced by patents and/or publications
  • Outstanding communication skills, especially of conclusions drawn from large, complex datasets
  • Ability to effectively collaborate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Here’s What We’ll Bring To The Table

  • On-site subsidized cafeteria or catered lunches
  • 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
  • Eligible for “Moderna Month” (one month paid sabbatical after five years of service and eligible for additional one month paid sabbatical every 3 years thereafter)
  • 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)

About ModernaIn 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a science research-stage company advancing programs in the promising-but-still-unproven field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with its first medicine having treated millions of people, a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across six modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for both clinical and commercial production at scale and at unprecedented speed. 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 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 auto-immune diseases. Today, 24 development programs are underway across these therapeutic areas, with 13 programs having entered the clinic. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six 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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