Company Summary

Flagship Labs 97 Inc. (FL97) is a privately held, early-stage company pioneering the application of artificial intelligence to transform all science. Our Physical Sciences effort is developing a novel AI and data-driven approach to materials discovery and development to accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy.

FL97 was founded by Flagship Pioneering, an innovation enterprise that conceives, creates, resources, and builds companies that invent breakthrough technologies to transform health care, agriculture, and sustainability. Flagship has created over 100 groundbreaking companies since 2000, including Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA), Generate Biomedicines, Tessera Therapeutics, Indigo Ag, Inari Agriculture, and Sana Biotechnology.


  • Design and implement analytical methods for characterizing a range of chemical transformations and separations driven by thermal, electrochemical, pressure, and/or osmotic processes
  • Customize analytical methods to quantify sustainability-focused figures of merit for chemical transformations and separations
  • Design workflows that interface analytical methods with chemical, electrochemical, and thermochemical reactors
  • Work with the engineering team to realize those workflows in a safe and reliable manner
  • Work with the automation team to establish parallel and rapid-serial implementation of analytical methods that co-optimize experiment throughput, measurement fidelity, and alignment with the figures of merit
  • Design data processing, data interpretation, and quality control algorithms for a broad range of analytical methods
  • Ideate and demonstrate opportunities to both improve data quality and accelerate analytical experiments using on-line data processing and machine learning
  • Collaborate with the automation and machine learning teams to realize those opportunities in automated workflows
  • Analyze, report, and present findings of experiments to the FL96 research team


  • Hands-on and direct experience working with a range of analytical methods including gas and liquid chromatography (GC/HPLC), infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), mass spectroscopy, and electronic gas sensors
  • Experience with coupling analytical methods to chemical reactors in both on-line and off-line modalities
  • Experience with GC/HPLC method development, including the co-design of injections, stationary and mobile phases, temperature profiles, etc.
  • Experience with autosamplers, sample loops, and their integration with analytical instrumentation
  • Experience with modelling and interpretation of chromatograms, FTIR spectra, and mass spectra, including uncertainty quantification
  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Separations Science, or related field
  • Strong self-starter and independent thinker, with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated industry experience or academic achievement, as evidenced by publications in quality journals
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying technical information in a clear and thorough manner
  • Eager to work with highly skilled and dynamic teams in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and technical setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the design of catalytic or separations processes
  • Experience with multiphysics modelling of chemical systems
  • Experience with machine learning integration in experiment workflows
  • Experience with metalorganic frameworks
  • Experience with membrane-based separations

About Flagship

Flagship Pioneering is a biotechnology company that invents and builds platform companies, each with the potential for multiple products that transform human health or sustainability. Since its launch in 2000, Flagship has originated and fostered more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in more than $90 billion in aggregate value. Many of the companies Flagship has founded have addressed humanity’s most urgent challenges: vaccinating billions of people against COVID-19, curing intractable diseases, improving human health, preempting illness, and feeding the world by improving the resiliency and sustainability of agriculture.  Flagship has been recognized twice 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, and has been twice named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. Learn more about Flagship at

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. 

At Flagship, we recognize there is no perfect candidate. If you have some of the experience listed above but not all, please apply anyway. Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We are dedicated to building diverse and inclusive teams and look forward to learning more about your unique background.

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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