Company Summary:

LARONDE is an early-stage biotechnology company with the mission to become the leader in the development of nucleic acid medicines by leveraging its multi-modality eRNA platform. LARONDE has established a powerful technology exploiting the properties of naturally occurring eRNAs allowing the development of therapies with exceptional precision and durability of expression to address unmet needs across multiple disease areas.

LARONDE was founded by Flagship Pioneering, a team of entrepreneurial scientists that conceives, creates, resources and grows first-in-category life sciences companies. Since 2000, Flagship has created over 100 groundbreaking companies pioneering novel and proprietary biological, industrial and engineering approaches to solve major needs in human health and sustainability. These companies include Moderna Therapeutics (MRNA), Seres Therapeutics (MCRB), Syros Pharmaceuticals (SYRS), Rubius Therapeutics (RUBY), Evelo Biosciences (EVLO), Kaleido Biosciences (KLDO) and Indigo Agriculture.

LARONDE is a dynamic, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven organization seeking to hire an exceptional scientist to join our eRNA research team.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Senior Scientist who brings enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, scientific rigor and a desire to innovate new eRNA medicines for patients. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the preclinical pipeline development of eRNA programs from discovery to preclinical proof-of-concept and IND-enabling studies.
  • Design, execute and interpret data for studies in vitro and in vivo in preclinical animal models.
  • Support preclinical studies through oversight of interaction with contract research organizations and contribute to relevant data analyze.
  • Communicate scientific data and draw appropriate conclusions effectively.
  • Develop strategies to ensure effective achievement of broader company scientific objectives.
  • Effectively collaborate with a fully integrated team to facilitate the success of projects and assist others outside of own project with troubleshooting and methods development.
  • Ensure high quality documents for regulatory submissions, manuscripts, abstracts and publications, and timely filing of intellectual property on novel and inventive discoveries. 

Requirements:

  • PhD in immunology, molecular, cell biology, biochemistry or related disciplines and 3+ years of experience will be considered.
  • Direct industry experience leading teams responsible for conducting in vitro and in vivo studies from discovery to preclinical development.
  • Extensive scientific and technical knowledge in field of immunology (FACS, flow cytometry, ELISA)
  • Extensive knowledge in developing biochemical and cell-based assays and broad experience using analytical tools for quantification and characterization of RNA.
  • Experience contributing to project strategy through participation on project teams.
  • Demonstrates good judgement balancing technical feasibility, opportunity and impact on pipeline progression.
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to capitalize on scientific creativity and insights.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Motivated and creative problem-solver
  • Proven ability to build open and collaborative relationships and work effectively in multidisciplinary teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a relevant disease area e.g., infectious disease, immune-oncology
  • Experience managing CROs
  • Familiarity with NGS analysis
  • Experienced working with highly technical projects in a fast paced, entrepreneurial setting
 

Flagship Pioneering is 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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