About Alltrna

Flagship Pioneering has conceived of and created companies such as Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRNA), Editas Medicine (NASDAQ: EDIT), Omega Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OMGA), Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MCRB), and Indigo Agriculture. Since its launch in 2000, Flagship has applied its unique hypothesis-driven innovation process to originate and foster more than 100 scientific ventures. In 2021, Flagship Pioneering was ranked 12th globally on Fortune’s “Change the World” list, an annual ranking of companies that have made a positive social and environmental impact through activities that are part of their core business strategies.

Alltrna is the world’s first tRNA platform company to decipher tRNA biology and pioneer tRNA therapeutics to treat thousands of diseases. Alltrna unlocks tRNA biology to correct disease. The company's platform incorporates AI/ML tools to learn the tRNA language and deliver diverse programmable molecules with broad therapeutic potential. Alltrna has an unprecedented opportunity to advance a single tRNA medicine to unify treatment across a wide range of diseases with the same underlying genetic mutation. Alltrna was founded in 2018 by Flagship Pioneering. For more info, visit www.alltrna.com.

About The Role 

We are looking for a Scientist II/ Sr. Scientist to join the formulation team within our growing tRNA CMC Group. The position will be responsible for developing and characterizing LNP/ other formulations to support both the company’s internal in-vitro/ in-vivo studies and external animal tox/ clinical batches.

Core Responsibilities 

  • As part of the formulation team, you will evaluate, formulate and characterize novel LNPs/ other formulations for Alltrna tRNA’s.
  • Work closely to provide formulation/ characterization support to company's in vitro and pre-clinical studies.
  • Provide formulation/ technical support to external vendors/ collaborators.
  • Assist in setting and maintaining general laboratory functionality, including lab equipment maintenance and the ordering, and receiving of lab supplies.
  • Ensure adequate rigorous laboratory practices and documentation in regulatory-ready research manner.
  • Write study specific procedures for analytical methods, protocols, and reports and provide training on processes and equipment.
  • Evaluate, interpret, and compile formulation/ characterization data into study reports.
  • Summarize and present data to key internal stakeholders from interdisciplinary teams.

Qualifications and Skills

  • PhD (Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemical Engineering, or a related discipline) with 2+ years (Scientist)/ 5+ (Senior Scientist) of direct experience in parenteral formulations for biopharmaceutical applications.
  • Understanding/ experience in pre-formulation and formulation principles/ application of pharmaceutical parenteral products.
  • Understanding/ experience in analytical/ bioanalytical characterization of LNP/ other formulations (Size/ PDI, charge, RNA quantitation assays etc.)

      The preferred candidate will ideally also possess the following skills:

  • Knowledge of statistical software and applications for design of experiments in pre-formulation/ formulation development

What We’ll Offer You

  • Comprehensive, competitive healthcare and dental coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield, vision coverage through VSP, family leave, paid time off, 401k retirement plan, disability and life insurance, and fully covered parking/commuter benefits.
  • A dynamic early-stage work environment and highly interdisciplinary, talented, and collaborative team.
  • Participation in an unprecedented opportunity to advance a single tRNA medicine to restore disrupted protein production, regardless of target, for thousands of diseases with the same underlying genetic mutation.
  • Professional growth opportunities through mentoring, training, immersion in cross-functional projects, and opportunities to learn and try new things.

 Our Core Values

  1. PATIENTS DESERVE BETTER. We are transforming medicine, boldly building a new future for patients.
  2. CURIOSITY SPARKS DISCOVERY. We ardently explore the unknown, catalyzing new scientific breakthroughs.
  3. COURAGE PROPELS US FORWARD. We take thoughtful risks without fear of failure, growing with each experience.
  4. OUR PURPOSE FUELS US. We each lead and work with focus and passion to design groundbreaking tRNA medicines.
  5. WE ARE ONE TEAM. We are united on trust and collaboration, embracing all voices and experiences.
Flagship Pioneering and our ecosystem companies are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
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