The Company:

Flagship Labs 72, Inc. (FL72) is a well-funded, early stage biotechnology company founded by Flagship Pioneering that is pioneering a novel immune therapeutic platform. FL72 was founded through Flagship’s venture creation engine, where companies such as Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRNA), Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RUBY), and Editas Medicines (NASDAQ: EDIT) were conceived and created. Since Flagship’s founding in 2000, the firm 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.

Position Summary

Flagship Labs 72 (FL72) is seeking to hire a leader to lead our Translational Sciences efforts. This role requires depth and imagination to pioneer a radical & novel therapeutic platform. As a platform company, we’re simultaneously approaching many diseases and indication types to help us understand what’s achievable, what’s possible, and to convert them into practice quickly.

Key Responsibilities

You’ll be pioneering with us all along the way, so we’re looking for someone who has mastered the essentials: how to leverage existing animal models of disease, what should be considered when establishing new disease models, and how to drive parallel programs and triangulate evidence. These will require you to work closely with other world class scientists and experts driven by impact to flesh out our platform-level clinical, regulatory, and positioning strategies.

To achieve these, you will convert our platform scientific ambition into the run & management of disease models (both in-house and at CROs), manage vivarium activities, creating IACUC protocols, and so on. You’ll work closely with computational colleagues to analyze and interpret diverse biological data sets related to PK/PD, as well as the inference & establishment of new biomarkers, from immunological to expression dynamics.

Our ideal candidate has experience in multiple areas of immunology, metabolism, cardiovascular, chronic & infectious disease, vaccinology, oncology, as well as statistical or machine learning methods to prosecute questions therein. These experiences may have come from an unusual background or unconventional career path – we are open minded about the origin of excellence.


S/he has a PhD, MD, DVM or equivalent that has been put to use in understanding how human performance is predicted by animal and in vitro evidence

S/he has worked in either small molecule, biologics, or vaccines – and deeply understands the qualitative differences of evidence required to progress in those domains

S/he has demonstrated excellence in pharmaceutical, biotech, or nutritional industries

S/he is adept at managing multiple projects and balancing broad set of ongoing priorities and activities

S/he is conversant with statistical evidence in translational science (e.g. the Prentice criterion)

S/he ideally marries their deep understanding of translational challenges with computational/mathematical modeling capability


Flagship Pioneering is 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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