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Head, Platform Immunology in Cambridge, MA

Moderna Therapeutics

Cambridge, MA 02138
6w ago


$250K - $500K*


Life Sciences


15+ years

Job Description

The Role:

Moderna is seeking an experienced immunologist or hematologist to head the Immunology Department within Platform Research. This group's mandate is to investigate how our mRNA delivery vehicles interface with components of the blood and lymphatic systems, and how these interactions affect our delivery vehicle performance. Expertise in immune cell trafficking and/or intravital microscopy would be a significant plus. S/he will set strategy for and supervise a group of highly motivated scientists and research associates primarily focused on basic research aimed at advancing our mRNA delivery technologies and providing core immunology assays for the greater Moderna ecosystem. S/he will work with scientific leaders throughout this ecosystem, including a diverse community of immunologists spread across multiple pre-clinical and clinical departments working to develop specific applications for our mRNA delivery technologies to treat human disease. S/he wi

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Valid through: 2020-3-4

About Moderna Therapeutics

Moderna Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that researches and develops protein therapies based on novel messenger RNA (mRNA) technology. The company’s technology uses mRNA made of nucleotide analogs to trigger the body’s natural processes to produce proteins inside the human cell. This approach has the potential to produce therapeutic proteins in vivo to treat a wide range of diseases, including those that cannot be effectively treated with existing methods to develop and manufacture drugs. Moderna’s pipeline of mRNA product candidates covers a broad expanse of drug modalities, including vaccines (both for infectious diseases and personalized cancer vaccines), intracellular/transmembrane proteins, intratumoral expression, and secreted antibodies and proteins. Each modality represents a distinct approach to using the mRNA platform to encode proteins that achieve a therapeutic benefit, enabling the company to develop numerous drug candidates across a wide array of therapeutic areas. The company was founded in 2011 in Cambridge, Massachusetts through funding from Flagship Ventures. Moderna’s founders include Noubar Afeyan of Flagship Ventures, Kenneth R. Chien of Harvard University and the Karolinska Institutet, Robert S. Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Derrick Rossi of Boston Children’s Hospital. Moderna is led by Stéphane Bancel, CEO and Director of the Board; Stephen Hoge, M.D., President; Marcello Damiani, Chief Digital Officer; Annie Seibold Drapeau, Chief Human Resources Officer, Steven W. Harbin, SVP, Manufacturing and Operations; Saqib Islam, Chief Business Officer; Jim R. Kasinger, J.D., General Counsel; Lorence Kim, M.D., CFO, and Tal Zaks, M.D., Ph.D., CMO.
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