What if…you could join an organization that creates, resources, and builds life sciences companies that invent breakthrough technologies in order to transform health care and sustainability?

Flagship Labs 77 (FL77) is an early-stage biotechnology company with an ambitious and exciting mission: to lay the foundation for Global Pathogen Shield™ protective interventions that that can neutralize a wide range of the most dangerous and rapidly evolving infectious pathogen threats. The company is developing a revolutionary approach to this challenge and recruiting a team of top-tier scientists to build what it believes will be a powerful, first-in-category R&D platform.

FL77 is a product of Flagship Pioneering’s venture creation engine, which has also given rise to companies such as Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRNA), Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RUBY), and Editas Medicines (NASDAQ: EDIT). Since Flagship’s founding in 2000, the firm has originated and fostered the development of more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in over $34 billion in aggregate value, 500+ issued patents, and more than 50 clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents.

Position Summary:

The Research Associate will be responsible for the supporting the team through execution of various molecular and cellular biology protocols. This individual will join a dynamic, rapidly growing, and highly collaborative small team that combines significant molecular biology, NGS, cellular assay development, and drug discovery experience with pioneering discoveries driving a novel biological platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform molecular biology assays and techniques, including PCR, real-time quantitative PCR, NGS experience, cloning, mutagenesis, and plasmid preparation. 
  • Cell culture, transfection, flow cytometry, Western blot, and DNA/RNA extraction.
  • Preparation of media reagents, autoclaving, and standard lab operations.
  • Design, execution, and troubleshooting of experiments as well as data analysis.
  • Maintain lab notebooks.
  • Participate on multi-disciplinary teams and communicate results (i.e., presentations, writing reports).
  • Maintain laboratory inventory.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in PacBio and/or Illumina sequencing, including library construction
  • Experience with yeast molecular biology techniques and binding assays
  • Familiarity with protein expression and purification is a plus.

Basic Qualifications:

  • M.S. or B.S. in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or related field with 2+ years of research experience.
  • Strong hands-on experience in molecular biology and cellular biology.
  • Experience working with highly skilled teams in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and technical environment.
  • Strong experimental skills, including molecular cloning and nucleic acid manipulation.
  • Motivated, curious, and comfortable working with highly technical projects and personnel.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying technical information in a clear and thorough manner.
  • Comfortable delivering against challenging commitments.
  • Confident, execution focused, team oriented, with an ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.


More About Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category life sciences companies to transform human health and sustainability. Since its launch in 2000, the firm has, through its Flagship Labs unit, applied its unique hypothesis-driven innovation process to originate and foster more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in over $50B in aggregate value. To date, Flagship has deployed over $2.2B in capital toward the founding and growth of its pioneering companies alongside more than $18B of follow-on investments from other institutions. The current Flagship ecosystem comprises 41 transformative companies, including Axcella Health (NASDAQ: AXLA), Denali Therapeutics (NASDAQ: DNLI), Evelo Biosciences (NASDAQ: EVLO), Foghorn Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FHTX), Indigo Ag, Kaleido Biosciences (NASDAQ: KLDO), Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA), Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RUBY), Sana Biotechnology, Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MCRB), and Sigilon Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SGTX).

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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