Company Summary:

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?

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 creative, motivated Scientist (Sr.) Scientist, Cell and Molecular Biology to join our experimental biology team. S/he will bring a strong entrepreneurial orientation, demonstrate strong communication skills, and be comfortable working in and contributing to a very dynamic and cross-functional team environment. As a member of this early team of scientists, you can expect to engage deeply in interdisciplinary research. Employees will enjoy a dynamic, rapidly expanding organization that will have a broad impact on human health. We offer a competitive starting salary and benefits.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Designing and establishing novel in vitro and in vivo models, with emphasis on cell-based models of metabolism, immunology and neuroscience
  • Establishing in vitro assays to evaluate, discover, and characterize biological activity of Montai molecular medicines;
  • Executing experiments using established models and assays alongside scientific team;
  • Managing projects with vendors and CROs;
  • Troubleshooting through novel experimental approaches;
  • Collaborating closely with multi-disciplinary team members and supervising research associates and/or junior scientists.


  • D. in biology, cell biology, immunology, or related discipline, with 3+ years of additional laboratory experience in molecular & cell biology, immunology, or other related field
  • Hands on experience with developing and/or implementing in vitro and in vivo disease models;
  • Experience with high-throughput, cell-based assays, such as flow cytometry, plate-reader based activity assays;
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques, such as real-time PCR, Western blot, ELISA, microscopy;
  • Experience with natural product discovery, strongly preferred;
  • Capable of both independent- and team-oriented work, collaborating across disciplines, and supervising and training junior research associates;
  • Capable of managing multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced work environment, highly motivated, strong work ethic;
  • Strong verbal, written communication and problem-solving skills.
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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