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?

Flagship Pioneering has launched a privately held, biotechnology company that is pioneering novel diagnostics for cancer. This new company, Flagship Labs 67 (FL67) is a highly dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovation-driven organization seeking to hire an exceptional scientist to join our team.

FL67 was founded in Flagship’s venture creation engine, where companies such as Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRNA), Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RUBY), and Editas Medicines (NASDAQ: EDIT) were conceived and created.  Since Flagship’s founding in 2000, the firm has originated and fostered the development of more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in over $34 billion in aggregate value, 500+ issued patents, and more than 50 clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents.  

Position Summary:

FL67 is seeking an innovative and highly motivated Scientist / Sr. Scientist with expertise in patient sample processing, NGS library preparation and sequencing to play a key role in the company’s efforts to discover and validate novel biomarkers for cancer. The candidate will be responsible for designing, executing, and reporting on experiments. The successful candidate will work closely with the FL67 team to rapidly advance the scientific program. The ideal candidate must be organized, goal oriented, and eager to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Flagship is an experiment in institutional, entrepreneurial, innovation practiced in the context of a small company with an insurgent mindset.   We are seeking individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit, strong communication skills, and comfort working in and contributing to a dynamic and cross-functional team environment.  The level of the role will commensurate with the education and years of experience of the identified candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute experiments, generate and analyze data, and communicate data to scientific team and executive management
  • Implement technologies and develop novel assays
  • Lead and collaborate with other scientists and research associates to achieve company objectives

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, epigenetics, biochemistry, or related field
  • Additional 5+ years of relevant laboratory experience in academic or industry setting. Experience working in regulated environments (e.g. CLIA, CAP, ISO) is a strong plus.
  • Deep expertise in developing and validating NGS workflows (including nucleic acid extractions, library preparation, enrichment methods, etc.). Experience with methylation sequencing a strong plus.
  • Experience with automation a plus
  • A strong record of accomplishment in the field, including publications, patents, and presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to work in highly skilled teams in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, or technical setting
  • Team oriented, highly motivated, execution focused with strong work ethic, ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary environment

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.

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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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