The Company

Flagship Labs 97, Inc. (FL97) is privately held, early-stage biotechnology pioneering the application of autonomous science to biology. At FL97 we recognize the potential for artificial intelligence to transform all aspects of the scientific method. FL97 is backed by Flagship Pioneering, which brings the courage, long-term vision, and resources needed to realize unreasonable results.

The Role

FL97 is seeking an experienced, creative, and talented Principal Scientist or Senior Scientist, Molecular Biology to join our team. You will be part of an agile, cross-functional team responsible for building the autonomous synthetic biology platform and executing closed-loop product discovery campaigns. Together with biologists, machine learning scientists, software developers, and automation engineers, you will work toward building and automating AI-driven molecular biology and biomolecule production processes across a variety of valuable applications. All scientists must be willing to learn and use basic Python and/or R programming for experimental design, automation, and data analysis.

The ideal candidate brings expertise in molecular biology, nucleotide chemistry, and mammalian cell culture, with a proven track record of building high quality and scalable in-vitro assays and biomolecule production platforms. Experience with therapeutic mRNA is highly desired.

Candidates should have experience and interest in:

  • Design and assembly of DNA constructs
  • Building scalable bioproduction processes and assays
  • Building robust, high quality workflows for high throughput data collection
  • Execution of automated molecular biology protocols
  • Specific expertise in DNA assembly, in vitro transcription, reporter assays, mammalian cell culture

In this role, you would:

  • Work in a small, diverse, project-based team
  • Flexibly react to new information within an agile framework
  • Build novel, robust, working prototypes of engineered biological products
  • Collaborate with machine learning, software, and automation experts
  • Provide hands-on training to Research Associates and computational colleagues
  • Actively shape and plan new projects at regular intervals

Working at FL97, you would have access to advanced technology in the areas of:

  • AI experimental design and simulation
  • Automated liquid handling
  • Fully digital lab workflows

Location: Cambridge, MA

More About Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category life science platform companies to transform human health and sustainability. Since its launch in 2000, the firm has, through its Flagship Labs unit, applied its unique hypothesis-driven innovation process to originate and foster more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in over $100 billion in aggregate value. To date, Flagship has deployed over $3.1 billion in capital toward the founding and growth of its pioneering companies alongside more than $19 billion of follow-on investments from other institutions. The current Flagship ecosystem comprises  transformative companies, including  Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA), Sana Biotechnology (NASDAQ: SANA), Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MCRB), Axcella Health (NASDAQ: AXLA), Denali Therapeutics (NASDAQ: DNLI), Foghorn Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FHTX), Indigo Ag, Generate Biomedicines, Tessera Tx, and others.

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. 

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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