The Company

Flagship Labs 81, Inc. (FL81) is a well-funded, early-stage stealth biotechnology company developing first-in-class therapeutic platforms to modulate cellular health to transform the care of human diseases.

FL81 was founded by Flagship Pioneering, an organization dedicated to the origination and development of first-in-category life sciences companies.  Since 2000, Flagship has originated and fostered the development of nearly 100 scientific ventures resulting in $20+ billion in aggregate value, 500+ issued patents, and more than 50 clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents. 

The Position

FL81 is seeking a talented Research Associate with broad experiences in molecular biology to support the development of a novel therapeutic discovery platform that interrogates rare cell behaviors and mechanisms. This individual will advance our R&D efforts through executing a variety of molecular biology techniques, in vitro models of numerous human tissues and diseases, and compound screening and target discovery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive scientific and R&D efforts by conducting experiments and various assays
  • Support the implementation of a novel target discovery platform consisting of medium- and high-throughput cell-based assays that are quantitative and will enable phenotypic discovery
  • Conduct experiments that incorporate appropriate assay controls and statistical parameters to ensure data quality, and perform respective data analyses
  • Collaborate and communicate with other team members across various functional areas
  • Deliver and present rigorous data packages and incisive analyses that inform and enable project progression

Key Skills and Experiences

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in cell biology, chemical biology, immunology, or related field
  • Candidates with 1-2+ years of startup or industry experience in in vitro pharmacology and/or HTS screening is preferred
  • Hands-on expertise in flow cytometry/FACS and/or immunofluorescent microscopy is required
  • Hands-on expertise in a variety of other molecular biology techniques is preferred
  • Hands-on expertise in the isolation of proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids for quantitative analytics is preferred
  • Hands-on expertise in mammalian cell culture of primary cells and/or cell lines, with past experiences in human neuronal, cardiovascular, hepatic, and/or immunological cell types is preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to clearly convey complex messages to many audiences
  • Confident, execution-focused, team-oriented
 
 
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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