At Flagship Pioneering, we conceive, create, resource, and develop first-in-category life sciences companies to transform human health and sustainability. We’ve created over 100 scientific ventures, including the now familiar drug and vaccine innovator, Moderna Therapeutics.

Since its inception in 2000, many of our companies have leveraged advances in computing, big data and AI. In recent years, this trend has accelerated with first-in-category life science companies such as Generate Biomedicines, Cellarity, Valo and many others that are creating breakthrough innovations using AI and ML technologies.

We are looking for extraordinary computational scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to work alongside individuals within the Flagship Ecosystem focused on solving the most impactful challenges in AI and the life sciences.


The Deep Learning ML scientist will envision and drive core research directions. They will work closely with an interdisciplinary team to design and implement novel deep learning solutions to problems in the biological sciences. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, highly dynamic entrepreneurial environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct multidisciplinary research at the intersection of statistics, math, and biology.
  • Develop cutting-edge DL-based solutions for fundamental problems in biology and human health.
  • Apply insights from working on an array of biological problems to furthering research in other ML applications and theoretical principles.
  • Develop clear, intuitive visualizations. Communicate analysis results via presentations to a multi-disciplinary audience.
  • Cultivate a data-centric and process-oriented company philosophy by creating and maintaining best practices for software development, data management, and infrastructure.
  • Monitor and evaluate new and emerging technologies and models and identify opportunities for collaboration within Flagship Pioneering companies, academia, and third-parties.

Basic Requirements:

  • PhD in Machine Learning, Computer Science, Statistics, Math, or other related fields.
  • Experience in deep learning research.
  • Experience with efficient prototyping, designing experiments, and planning research projects.
  • Fluency in Python and standard ML tools and packages.
  • Strong publication record.
  • Motivated and team oriented, with an ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. Must be able to think independently and work collaboratively.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Familiarity with common tools: Git, cloud/cluster computing, UNIX environments, shell scripting.
  • Have worked on problems in: representation learning; generative modeling; GNNs and geometric learning; category theory applied to ML; reinforcement learning.

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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