Moderna Therapeutics – Why Work For Us?

At Moderna, we are pioneering the development of a new class of drugs made from messenger RNA (mRNA). Our mission is to deliver on the promise of transformative mRNA science to bring new medicines to patients. Our vision is to unlock the potential of this new field of science 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 not treatable today.

Our novel drug platform, combined with the hard work of our team, has garnered strong support from financial investors and strategic agreements with industry leaders such as AstraZeneca, Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Merck, giving us the infrastructure, support and runway to continue to advance our growing pipeline of potential treatments. As a privately-held company with significant financial support, we are also able to invest in cutting-edge automation in drug discovery, manufacturing and production. Our decision to remain private, coupled with strong financial and industry support, creates limitless career opportunities for our employees to take ownership of new clinical development strategies and be part of transformative discoveries.

Moderna is unique among biotech companies in that we are engaged in developing treatments for a wide range of diseases – fostering an entrepreneurial culture that affords our employees the chance to work across a range of therapeutic areas and modalities, all under one roof. Our scientists and “drug hunters” are encouraged to think creatively about new applications for mRNA, and we have the infrastructure to incubate these new discoveries. Some become the basis for forming new venture companies solely focused on one disease area or application, giving our employees another opportunity to lead distinct efforts within the larger organization. These venture teams are part of our ongoing effort to allocate internal resources appropriately so that we have dedicated teams advancing new treatments, while the core team continues to innovate on our foundational mRNA TherapeuticsTM platform.

Because Moderna is a special company, we chose to establish our corporate headquarters in the world’s biotechnology hub of Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass., with access to world-renowned scientists, research institutions and other leading biopharmaceutical companies. We have two office locations in Kendall – 320 Bent Street, our corporate headquarters and venture incubator space, and 200 Technology Square, which houses our state of the art GMP manufacturing space, R&D, and operations – and an office in Stockholm, Sweden.

Because of our unique mission and vision, working at Moderna provides an unprecedented opportunity to be at the forefront of a truly disruptive and exciting new field of science with the potential to transform medicine.

Moderna delivers a premier location, incredible career growth, and opportunity to contribute to our important mission to advance the field of messenger RNA science and improve treatment for patients in need.

Moderna offers employees a comprehensive package of benefits:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Employer-funded health care reimbursement accounts
  • Competitive 401K matching and long-term incentive program
  • Competitive vacation and holiday time-off
  • Short and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Flexible spending benefits
  • Employee referral programs
  • Subsidized transportation passes
  • Company-provided iPhones

We also offer professional development opportunities through an in-house training center known as Moderna University, which provides access to the area’s scientific and business leaders. We also have an established Voice of the Employee (VOE) team that meets regularly to encourage team-building and camaraderie outside of work, intramural sports teams, employee engagement and other extracurricular team-building opportunities. We also encourage diversity through various programs along with our internal Women’s Network to ensure we are continuing to attract and hire a diverse workforce.

We have two office locations in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Mass. – 320 Bent Street, our corporate headquarters and venture incubator space, and 200 Technology Square, which houses our state of the art GMP manufacturing space, R&D, and operations – and an office in Stockholm, Sweden.

Given our responsibility to our investors, partners and, most importantly, to patients to work intensely to deliver mRNA-based treatments across many therapeutic areas, our teams are driven to excel at their work and help realize the groundbreaking potential of our science in making a difference. Moderna team members are excited to come to work each day and contribute to the discovery and development of a truly revolutionary approach to science and medicine.

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.

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.

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    I've worked at Moderna for about two and a half years now. Moderna brings a challenging, fast paced, and exciting environment. Everyone that I've come in contact with here is genuinely friendly, and helpful. Every accomplishment that is made here is truly a team effort, and I can honestly say management does a great job of recognizing hard work and rewarding it. To watch the development of this technology has truly special. It's extraordinary and the potential for this is inconceivable.


    Moderna currently has three sites, and a couple of times I've noticed communication between groups in different building could use some improvement. There have been instances where groups come together and realize that they have been working on a similar project and that they do have useful information they can share with each other. Moderna does have weekly R&D meetings to give each group a chance to show off their work, however it can be three or so months in between presentations.

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    Keep improving the communication between all buildings.

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    I applied through a recruiter. I 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.

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Disruptor 50 List (1) , CNBC, 2015
Disruptor 50 List (8) , CNBC, 2014
Fierce 15 , FierceBiotech, 2013
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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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