About Generate Biomedicines

Generate Biomedicines is a new kind of therapeutics company – existing at the intersection of machine learning, biological engineering, and medicine – pioneering Generative Biology™ to create breakthrough medicines where novel therapeutics are computationally generated, instead of being discovered. Generate has built a machine learning-powered biomedicines platform with the potential to generate new drugs across a wide range of biologic modalities. This platform represents a potentially fundamental shift in what is possible in the field of biotherapeutic development.

We pursue this audacious vision because we believe in the unique and revolutionary power of generative biology to radically transform the lives of billions, with an outsized opportunity for patients in need. We are seeking collaborative, relentless problem solvers that share our passion for impact to join us!

Generate was founded in 2018 by Flagship Pioneering and has received over $420 million in funding, providing the resources to rapidly scale the organization. The Company has offices in Cambridge, Somerville, and Andover with approximately 150 employees.

The Role:

Generate is seeking to expand the Research & Development (R&D) team by recruiting a talented and adaptable (Senior) Research Associate to join the growing bioassay innovation and discovery team within the Preclinical Discovery and Development department to support integrated high-throughput screening (HTS) platforms for our discovery programs. As an HTS assay scientist you will play a critical role in the adapting traditional assay technologies into HTS amenable formats and executing production runs on HTS platforms composed of liquid handlers, plate reader, flow cytometer, high content imager, and data capture software for biologics discovery. You are expected to collaborate closely with the automation specialist, members from protein science, informatics, and Machine Learning (ML) groups to produce high quality data to enable ML model development for lead discovery and optimization. This is an opportunity to perform highly innovative technology development with considerable intellectual freedom, while being part of the collaborative and premier scientific environment of a well-funded biotech startup.


  • Develop biochemical and cell-based assays (384-well plate format) for HTS workflows to interrogate MOA of therapeutics and generate high quality data sets to build ML models.
  • Work closely with automation engineer to perform HTS and HCS campaigns, and work with informatics group, and machine learning engineer to streamline data analysis workflow linking to the internal LIMS and interactive learning cycles.
  • Convert traditional biochemical and cell-based assays into HTS amenable formats.
  • Troubleshoot experimental design and assay optimization.
  • Work with external vendors to bring in new HTS technologies.
  • Analyze experimental data and present results at project meetings.

Desired Qualifications:

  • B.S. in biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, bioengineering, or related areas with 2+ years industry experience or M.S. with 0+ years industry experience.
  • Proficient with general mammalian cell culture techniques including maintaining primary/immortalized cells and transient transfection
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, team-oriented environment with colleagues from diverse disciplines
  • Experience in plate-based assay technologies including ELISA, HTRF, LANCE, Alpha Lisa, luminescence is a plus
  • Experience with lab automation (plate washers, liquid handling systems, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience in high throughput screening is a plus
  • Experience in computational methods and/or coding is a plus

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.

COVID Safety:

Generate Biomedicines enforces a mandatory vaccination policy for COVID-19. All employees must be fully vaccinated and have received a booster.  The purpose of this policy is to safeguard the health of our employees, their families, and the community at large from infectious disease that may be reduced by vaccinations.  The company will make exceptions to this policy if required by applicable law and will consider requests for an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, or any other exemptions that may be recognized by applicable law. 

Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Flagship Pioneering and its affiliated Flagship Lab companies (collectively, “FSP”) do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to FSP or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Flagship Pioneering’s internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of FSP, and FSP will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

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