Company Summary:

FL69 Inc. is a privately held, early-stage biotechnology company with the vision to revolutionize the human therapeutic landscape. FL69 Inc. 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 75 groundbreaking companies that are pioneering novel and proprietary biological, industrial, and engineering approaches to solve major needs in human health and sustainability. These companies include Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MRNA), Seres Therapeutics (MCRB), Syros Pharmaceuticals (SYRS), Rubius Therapeutics (RUBY), Evelo Biosciences (EVLO), Kaleido Biosciences (KLDO), and Indigo Agriculture. FL69 Inc. is a highly dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovation-driven organization seeking to hire an exceptional scientist to join our team.

Position Summary:

FL69 is seeking an innovative and highly motivated research associate/senior research associate with expertise in computational biology and data science to play a vital role in the company’s efforts to discover new therapies. This individual will contribute scientific and computational expertise to a multidisciplinary team, emphasizing conceptualization, experimentation, data analysis, and data visualization. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong background in computational biology/data science and be enthusiastic and capable of working in a multidisciplinary team in the biosciences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work both independently and as part of a collaborative team to design, plan and execute computational analyses that support ongoing research and development
  • Serve as a key contributor in the development of computational pipelines used to identify new therapeutics
  • Plan and execute computational analyses and communicate results to scientific team and executive management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS, or BS with 1+ years of industry experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, or related fields
  • Prior industry or academic research experience, especially in computational biology, bioinformatics software engineering or data science
  • Good background knowledge cellular and molecular biology
  • Proficiency in Python or R, including familiarity with plotting/data visualization libraries
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to convey technical information in a clear and thorough manner
  • Good documentation habits

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Unix, especially in cloud/cluster environments
  • Machine learning and/or data science experience
  • Experience with Next-Generation Sequencing or proteomic datasets
  • Experience in protein biology
  • Experience with reproducible computational research (version control, documentation, etc)
  • Strong collaborative skills with evidence of working in a team
  • Confident execution, focus, and an ability to thrive in a team-oriented entrepreneurial environment


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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