Moderna Therapeutics – Why Work For Us?

Our Mission and Vision

At Moderna, we are pioneering the development of a new class of drugs made of messenger RNA (mRNA). This novel drug platform builds on the discovery that modified mRNA can direct the body’s cellular machinery to produce nearly any protein of interest, from native proteins to antibodies and other entirely novel protein constructs that can have therapeutic activity inside and outside of cells.

We have a clear mission to propel the field of mRNA science forward and deliver new medicines to patients and a unique vision for how to achieve this mission.

Our Mission: To deliver on the promise of transformative messenger RNA (mRNA) science to bring new medicines to patients.

Our Vision: To unlock the potential of mRNA Therapeutics™ by establishing an ecosystem of teams and partners that will work together to develop the broadest possible array of drugs, across diverse therapeutic areas and routes of administration, for serious diseases that are not treatable today.

In addition to career growth and the opportunity to deliver on an important mission to advance the field of mRNA science and improve treatment options for patients, Moderna offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance and employer-funded health care reimbursement account
  • Competitive matching to 401K and long-term incentive program
  • Competitive vacation and holiday time-off
  • Short/long-term disability and life insurance
  • Flexible spending benefits
  • Employee referral programs
  • Company-provided iPhone
  • Daily catered lunches
  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass

Careers at Moderna

At Moderna we are working steadfastly to unlock the full potential of messenger RNA science and power a new scale of drug discovery and development. Our driving force is our mission to deliver on the promise of mRNA science to bring new medicines to patients, across many serious diseases, including those untreatable through current approaches. 

At Moderna, we are also pioneering a new biotech business model. We have forged major partnerships with industry leaders, attractedtop biotech and pharmaceutical talent to our executive and advisory teams, and received unprecedented funding to support our important work and continue to build our team.

Join us as we transform how medicines are developed and diseases are treated. We are seeking extraordinary and ambitious people to join a team of passionate and dedicated colleagues. We value a bright mind, sharp instincts, collaborative spirit, and innovative vision. Our team members are trailblazers who push beyond the status quo.

Moderna Therapeutics Reviews

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  • Great people working hard to do great science

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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    I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time (More than a year)

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    Lots of smart people who want to collaborate and drive the science forward. Glad some of the early hire 'nay sayers' are gone. A meritocracy that rewards and recognizes good performance in a work hard, play hard environment. Solid benefits and lots of cool stuff to get involved in at and after work. Great employee family event yesterday. Not the same company as 2 years ago - getting all grown up.


    Space is tight due to rapid growth but expansion plans have been shared with all employees at one of the regular all employee meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people. More individual development needed

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    Research Associate Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Moderna Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA).


    I was contacted by a recruiter for a phone interview where they talked about the position and asked about my relevant experience. After that, I was invited for an on-site interview. The interview process was kind of chaotic as the position I had been told I would be interviewing for was not the correct position. I could have been more prepared for it, had I known the exact role and responsibilities. The on-site interview was made up of several meetings, a few of which had to be moved around because people were not around.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult - just asking about past experience and why you want to work there and what you know about the company.   Answer Question

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Additional Info

Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2011
Type Company - Private
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year

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