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 75 groundbreaking companies that are pioneering novel and proprietary biological, industrial, and engineering approaches to solve major needs in human health and sustainability. These companies include Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRNA), Seres Therapeutics (MCRB), Syros Pharmaceuticals (SYRS), Rubius Therapeutics (RUBY), Evelo Biosciences (EVLO), Kaleido Biosciences (KLDO), and Indigo Agriculture. LARONDE Inc. is a highly dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovation-driven organization seeking to hire an exceptional scientist to join our team.

Position Summary:

LARONDE is seeking an enthusiastic Senior Research Associate to join our expanding research team. The Senior Research Associate will work closely with a Senior Scientist in the platform team to design and execute experiments to advance our novel therapeutic platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, synthesize, and characterize novel large nucleic acid constructs for therapeutic applications
  • Design, execute and troubleshoot biochemical and cell-based assays to evaluate nucleic acid potency
  • Collaborate with the development team to develop and implement novel production methods
  • Report experimental plans and results to the scientific team
  • Proactively review literature to contribute to new ideas and technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Biology, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology or related field with 2+ years of laboratory research experience
  • Strong experimental skills with experience in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and/or assay development
  • Experience with large nucleic acids
  • Experience in RNA biology techniques including in vitro transcription and molecular biology techniques including PCR, qPCR, ELISA and Western blotting
  • A strong self-starter, independent thinker, with strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Confident, execution focused, team-oriented with an ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
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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