Company Summary:

Montai Health is a privately held, early-stage biotechnology company developing a platform for understanding and leveraging complex molecular interactions within organisms to solve global challenges in human health and sustainability. The company leverages a multidisciplinary approach that integrates tools ranging from machine learning and big data to multi-omics and high-throughput screening. 

Montai Health was founded by Flagship Pioneering, an innovative enterprise that conceives, creates, funds, and develops first-in-category life sciences companies. Flagship manages more than $2 billion in funds and has applied its hypothesis-driven innovation process to originate and foster over 75 scientific ventures, including Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MRNA), Syros Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SYRS), Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RUBY), and more. Flagship’s portfolio companies have aggregated over $19 billion in value, 500+ issued patents and more than 50 clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents.

Position Summary:

Montai Health is seeking to hire an experienced Translational Biologist to help establish a biological testing and analysis pipeline for in vitro as well as small & large animal in vivo models. We are seeking a candidate with industry experience to join the Design Team at Montai Health to test biological hypotheses, establish a broad set of disease models, run and oversee proof of concept studies, and, ultimately, build preclinical data packages to enable clinical studies.

A successful candidate will have experience establishing and leveraging advanced disease models across a broad range of biology and leveraging cutting-edge multi-omics analytics to evaluate therapeutic efficacy. An ideal candidate would have experience in one or more of the the following areas: immunology, metabolism, cardiovascular, chronic & infectious disease, and oncology.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Research, propose, and implement new disease models (Both in-house and w. CRO)
  • Managing vivarium activities and creating IACUC protocols.
  • Collaborating closely with R&D team to design and build new molecular product hypotheses.
  • Collaborate with Discovery team to enable new data generation activities
  • Execute in vivo and in vitro testing of molecular product candidates
  • Analyze and interpret diverse biological data sets related to PK/PD, biomarker changes, gene-expression, and metabolomics.


  • Ph.D. in biology, molecular biology, immunology, metabolism or related discipline, with 3+ of industry research preferred
  • Extensive experience in pharmaceutical, biotech, or nutritional industries
  • Deep expertise and demonstrated leadership in molecular and cellular biology research with experience in selecting and developing new biology disease programs in key areas of interest including metabolism, immunology, oncology, and others;
  • Experience with broad set of molecular biology tools and analytical chemistry capabilities
  • Experience managing multiple projects and balancing broad set of ongoing priorities and activities
  • Experience executing on various animal and cell-based disease models across target disease areas
  • Capable of managing multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced work environment
  • Highly motivated and strong work ethic
  • Strong verbal, written communication and problem-solving skills.

Location: Cambridge, MA

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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