Senior Molecular Technologist

Who we are

Harbinger Health, a Flagship-founded company, is pioneering early cancer detection. Harbinger aims to detect cancer, at the earliest stages, to save lives. Our platform leverages proprietary biological insights and artificial intelligence to enable high-resolution, molecular views on cancer from blood. We are a highly dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovation-driven organization seeking collaborative, passionate, and dedicated people to join our team.

Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category bioplatform companies to transform human health and sustainability. Since its launch in 2000, the firm has, through its Flagship Labs unit, applied its unique hypothesis-driven innovation process to originate and foster more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in more than $200 billion in aggregate value. To date, Flagship has deployed over $2.5 billion in capital toward the founding and growth of its pioneering companies alongside more than $19 billion of follow-on investments from other institutions. The current Flagship ecosystem comprises 42 transformative companies, including Axcella Health (Nasdaq: AXLA), Codiak BioSciences (Nasdaq: CDAK) Denali Therapeutics (Nasdaq: DNLI), Evelo Biosciences (Nasdaq: EVLO), Foghorn Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FHTX), Indigo Ag, Kaleido Biosciences (Nasdaq: KLDO), Moderna (Nasdaq: MRNA), Omega Therapeutics (Nasdaq: OMGA), Rubius Therapeutics (Nasdaq: RUBY), Sana Biotechnology (Nasdaq: SANA), Seres Therapeutics (Nasdaq: MCRB), and Sigilon Therapeutics (Nasdaq: SGTX).

Position Summary

Harbinger Health is seeking a highly motivated Sr. Molecular Technologist, with expertise in sample processing and next generation sequencing (NGS), to join our growing Clinical Laboratory Operations team. The candidate will be responsible for preparing and processing samples through our platform, which includes performing relevant quality control, processing biospecimens under laboratory-approved procedures and related quality standards and generating quality patient-focused data. The successful candidates should have excellent attention to detail, effective, communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a strong team environment. The incumbent in this position may be assigned to work any day the lab is operational (including weekends) and requires working in a lab environment using chemicals and reagents. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team building and operating platform capabilities aimed at improving early detection of cancer.

 Key responsibilities

  • Provide training, competency evaluation, protocol compliance management and annual proficiency benchmarking of laboratory personnel
  • Leverage a deep understanding of the process in troubleshooting assays and instrumentation as needed.
  • Demonstrate commitment to maintaining TAT objectives, quality, and continuous improvement.
  • Prepare, process, and analyze NGS samples for platform development projects, including processing of clinical specimens
  • Support planning and execution of process development and processing improvement activities including LIMS and automation projects
  • Follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, and reporting and maintaining records of sample test results.
  • Perform automated and manual processing of specimens requiring foundational laboratory techniques.
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies, document quality control activities, and relevant instrument maintenance
  • Execute, analyze, and communicate laboratory data including identification of problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results
  • Develop a close working relationship with the other technical and scientific staff while collaborating effectively with colleagues from other sections
  • General lab cleaning, organization, maintenance, and inventory upkeep


  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent in the Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related discipline
  • 4+ years of laboratory experience with relevant experience involving preparation of NGS sequencing libraries in a clinical laboratory setting (CLIA, CAP).
  • Experience working with automation platforms (Hamilton/Agilent Bravo)
  • Strong written and oral communication within and across teams, fostering collaboration and problem solving with other departments and colleagues
  • Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office Suite, most specifically Excel and Power Point
  • Clinical laboratory certification (ASCP) or equivalent is desirable, but not required.
  • 1+ years of leadership experience required

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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