What if…you could join an organization that creates, resources, and builds life sciences companies that invent breakthrough technologies in order to transform healthcare and sustainability?

FL70 is integrating the latest developments in molecular biology and plant biology to create a new platform technology that enables adaptive, targeted and sustainable solutions in agriculture.

FL70, Inc is one of the latest companies founded through Flagship Pioneering’s venture creation engine, where companies such as Moderna Therapeutics, Rubius Therapeutics, and Evelo Therapeutics were conceived and created. Since Flagship’s founding in 2000, the firm has originated and fostered the development of nearly 100 scientific ventures resulting in $19+ billion in aggregate value, 500+ issued patents, and more than 50 clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist in Plant Biology to join our team. You will have the unique opportunity to take an active role in building our proprietary technology platform. The position requires broad technical experience that spans molecular biology, virology, microbiology, entomology and plant pathology, with a strong emphasis on critical thinking, multitasking and the ability to learn new techniques and a new domain of knowledge. The successful candidate is scientifically motivated self-starters, able to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment, and an integral part of a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary team.  Excellent communication, record-keeping, and teamwork will be critical.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, execute and troubleshoot of diverse assays on characterization of plant-microorganism interaction
  • Develop new, innovative tools/assays for higher-throughput molecular readouts on plant associated microorganism replication and/or pathogenicity
  • Work closely with an entrepreneurial, highly-collaborative, interdisciplinary team and actively contribute to creating, shaping and executing the scientific and strategic vision of the company
  • Maintain scientific and technical expertise through familiarity with scientific literature, attending conferences, and developing relationships with thought leaders

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Virology, Plant Pathology or related field
  • Strong expertise in molecular characterization of plant-microorganism interactions
  • Extensive experience with reporter detection assays and molecular biology techniques including qPCR, Western blot and NGS library preparation
  • Experience with culturing and engineering diverse plant associated microorganisms
  • A strong self-starter, independent thinker, with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated industry experience or academic achievement, as evidenced by publications in high impact journals
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying technical information in a clear and thorough manner
  • Confident execution focused, team-oriented with an ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in assay development and optimization of RNA purification and characterization
  • Familiarity with high-throughput experimental design and analysis

More About Flagship Pioneering

We are creative optimists and we would love for you to consider joining our team!  See all our open opportunities across Flagship Pioneering’s Ecosystem!

Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category life sciences companies to transform human health and sustainability. Since its launch in 2000, the firm has applied a unique hypothesis-driven innovation process to originate and foster more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in over $34 billion in aggregate value. To date, Flagship is backed by more than $4.4 billion of aggregate capital commitments, of which over $1.9 billion has been deployed toward the founding and growth of its pioneering companies alongside more than $10 billion of follow-on investments from other institutions. The current Flagship ecosystem comprises 41 transformative companies, including:  Axcella Health (NASDAQ: AXLA), Denali Therapeutics (NASDAQ: DNLI), Evelo Biosciences (NASDAQ: EVLO),  Foghorn Therapeutics, Indigo Ag, Kaleido Biosciences (NASDAQ: KLDO), Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA), Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RUBY), Sana Biotechnology, Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MCRB), and Syros Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SYRS).

We believe pioneering is best done by teams, and that it is a process that can be taught, learned, and replicated.  Learn more about our Company Creation Model.

Can Breakthrough Innovations Be Made Systematically? A Conversation With Noubar Afeyan, Flagship Pioneering’s CEO.

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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