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Co-op, Computational Science

Company: Moderna Therapeutics
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

The Role:Moderna is seeking a talented co-op/intern with an interest in protein design to help us develop and implement algorithms for protein modeling and engineering. The student will be mentored by a computational protein engineer within the Computational Sciences Department. Candidates with majors in biochemistry/chemistry/physics coursework or Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Physics majors with programming experience are encouraged to apply.Here's What You'll Do:Read the academic literature to understand state-of-the-art protein design algorithms and methods.Prototype, implement, and benchmark algorithms for protein modeling and/or tegrate code into platform codebase.Learn and apply standard software engineering practices for documentation, testing, and version control.Present methods and results to the team.Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:Minimum GPA of 3.5.Currently enrolled Junior, Senior, or graduate student.Previous co-op or intern experience preferred.A fundamental understanding of chemistry and physics is essential.Basic programming and Linux skills are required. Python or MATLAB programming is a plus.Protein modeling experience is preferred but not required.Must be curious, eager, open to learning, and independent.Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:On-site subsidized cafeteria or catered lunchesFree parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail passFree annual corporate membership to BluebikesHighly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSPFlexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expensesAbout Moderna:In 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.#LI-KP1- Full timeSDL2017

Keywords: Moderna Therapeutics, Somerville , Co-op, Computational Science, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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