Associate Director

Protein Engineering

Posted on 6/11/2024

Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering

501-1,000 employees

Biotechnology firm creating health and sustainability solutions

Venture Capital


Cambridge, MA, USA

  • Ph.D. in structural virology/biology, biochemistry, or a related field
  • 10+ years of post-Ph.D. experience (preferably 5+ in industry)
  • Experience working with SARS-CoV-2 spike, Influenza hemagglutinin, or other viral entry glycoproteins
  • Expertise in computational protein design and engineering (e.g. Rosetta, AlphaFold)
  • Experience with expression, purification, and biochemical characterization of designed recombinant proteins
  • Experience managing or leading people and teams
  • Familiarity with vaccines and vaccinology
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Comfortable delivering against challenging timelines
  • Designing, planning, and executing/overseeing experiments supporting research activities and project goals
  • Leading structural design, expression, and validation of novel vaccine antigens
  • Collaborating across teams to generate data for iterative improvement of vaccine antigen designs
  • Managing and inspiring people or teams to deliver on goals and corporate milestones
  • Managing external relationships with contract research organizations
  • Communicating efforts and progress to internal and external parties

Flagship Pioneering fosters a culture of groundbreaking advancements in biotechnology, emphasizing an ecosystem approach that synergizes human health and sustainability. Their business model not only focuses on creating transformative products but also incubates leading companies like Moderna and Indigo Agriculture, positioning them at the forefront of scientific innovation and industry leadership. This approach offers employees a unique opportunity to be part of a pioneering team that drives real-world impacts across multiple sectors.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts



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