Company Summary:

Laronde is an early-stage biotechnology company with the mission to become the leader in the development of nucleic acid medicines by leveraging its multi-modality eRNA platform. Our modular Endless RNA™ (eRNA) platform, will be supported by a large-scale digital and manufacturing infrastructure with the bold vision of 100 new medicines within the next decade. With eRNA, we’re making new therapeutics that will become essential medicines of the future to address unmet needs across multiple disease areas. Check out www.laronde.bio for more information on our vision and eRNA platform.

Laronde was founded by Flagship Pioneering, a team of entrepreneurial scientists that conceives, creates, resources and grows first-in-category life sciences companies. Since 2000, Flagship has created over 100 groundbreaking companies pioneering novel and proprietary biological, industrial and engineering approaches to solve major needs in human health and sustainability. These companies include Moderna Therapeutics (MRNA), Seres Therapeutics (MCRB), Syros Pharmaceuticals (SYRS), Rubius Therapeutics (RUBY), Evelo Biosciences (EVLO), Kaleido Biosciences (KLDO) and Indigo Agriculture.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a research associate who brings enthusiasm, scientific rigor and a desire to innovate new endless RNA medicines for patients. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Design, perform and analyze in vitro and  ex vivo experiments to investigate the cellular effects of eRNA e.g. immunogenicity, protein/antigen expression, and various cellular readouts
  • Analyze in vivo data from preclinical animal models
  • Conduct cutting-edge eRNA research and apply to vaccine and therapeutic applications.
  • Conduct experiments using state-of-the-art molecular and cell biology techniques
  • Establish and culture mammalian cell lines.
  • Maintain detailed records of experimental protocols and data in electronic laboratory notebook in accordance with company policy.
  • Effectively collaborate with a fully integrated research team to facilitate the success of projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills and documentation practices.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in immunology, biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology, or related discipline
  • 2+ years experience with Master’s degree or 4+ years experience with Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with cell based assay to understand immunological effects of endless RNA treatments (tissue culture, Flow cytometry, FACS, ELISA, ICS, ELISPOT)
  • Experience with biochemical and molecular biology techniques- PCR, gel analysis, RNA transcription, western blot immunoprecipitation
  • Critical data analysis skills, attention to detail and troubleshooting abilities

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with DNA and RNA
  • Ability to think critically and creatively as part of a fast-paced research team, while being highly independent and self-motivated
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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