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 a highly independent and innovative high throughput biologist to join their highly interdisciplinary team. A successful candidate will be a key contributor to a broad- range of platform and pipeline projects, responsible for developing human disease relevant assays using established & novel methods, and generating large data sets across a broad range of biological areas. An ideal candidate will have experience working with a range of cellular and biochemical assays, worked with a broad range of cell types including iPSCs and primary cells. Additionally, automation and protocol design experience are preferred. Experience with high-throughput and miniaturized assays (384 well formats), multiplexed assays, and HTS/automation workflows is preferred is a plus. This candidate should have a strong track record for innovation in the field. This candidate will focus on all disease areas that Montai is exploring, with primary emphasis on immunology, metabolism, cardiovascular, chronic & infectious disease, or oncology.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development of new assays that are suitable for HTS workflows as a key member of the discovery team
  • Collaborate with platform team to miniaturize cell-based and biochemical assays for HTS workflow
  • Lead, plan, and execute large-scale screening experiments in a range of biochemical and cell-based assays.
  • Propose innovative new techniques and explore latest technologies in the field
  • Analyze and interpret data and propose new experiments based on experimental results
  • Work with computational team to store, synthesize, and leverage resulting high-throughput data
  • Clearly communicating complex datasets and experiments to various stakeholders 


  • Sc. or Ph.D. in biology, molecular biology, immunology, metabolism or related discipline, with 3+ years of industry research preferred
  • Operational understanding of lab automation software and robotic process design
  • Experience in automated molecular screens within pharmaceutical, biotech, or nutritional industries
  • Experience leading or supporting projects in various health and disease areas, such as metabolism, immunology, oncology, and others
  • Experience with HTS screening datasets and analysis.
  • Experience with subset of broad set of experimental tools and techniques including, but not limited to, bulk and single cell transcriptomics, multiplexed cytokine, Flow cytometry, high-content imaging, and receptor-ligand binding assays
  • Capable of managing multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced work environment
  • Highly innovative, motivated, and driven
  • 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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