Senior Scientist

Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering

501-1,000 employees

Originates biotech ventures for health and sustainability

Venture Capital


Cambridge, MA, USA

Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
Data Analysis
  • Hands-on and direct experience working with a range of analytical methods including gas and liquid chromatography (GC/HPLC), infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), mass spectroscopy, and electronic gas sensors
  • Experience with coupling analytical methods to chemical reactors in both on-line and off-line modalities
  • Experience with GC/HPLC method development, including the co-design of injections, stationary and mobile phases, temperature profiles, etc.
  • Experience with autosamplers, sample loops, and their integration with analytical instrumentation
  • Experience with modelling and interpretation of chromatograms, FTIR spectra, and mass spectra, including uncertainty quantification
  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Separations Science, or related field
  • Strong self-starter and independent thinker, with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated industry experience or academic achievement, as evidenced by publications in quality journals
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying technical information in a clear and thorough manner
  • Eager to work with highly skilled and dynamic teams in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and technical setting
  • Design and implement analytical methods for characterizing a range of chemical transformations and separations driven by thermal, electrochemical, pressure, and/or osmotic processes
  • Customize analytical methods to quantify sustainability-focused figures of merit for chemical transformations and separations
  • Design workflows that interface analytical methods with chemical, electrochemical, and thermochemical reactors
  • Work with the engineering team to realize those workflows in a safe and reliable manner
  • Work with the automation team to establish parallel and rapid-serial implementation of analytical methods that co-optimize experiment throughput, measurement fidelity, and alignment with the figures of merit
  • Design data processing, data interpretation, and quality control algorithms for a broad range of analytical methods
  • Ideate and demonstrate opportunities to both improve data quality and accelerate analytical experiments using on-line data processing and machine learning
  • Collaborate with the automation and machine learning teams to realize those opportunities in automated workflows
  • Analyze, report, and present findings of experiments to the FL96 research team

Flagship Pioneering stands out as a leader in the biotechnology industry, having originated and nurtured over 100 scientific ventures, including high-profile companies like Moderna and Indigo Agriculture. The company's culture is rooted in developing transformative products for human health and sustainability, as evidenced by their creation of platform companies like Generate Biomedicines and Tessera Therapeutics. Their competitive edge lies in their ability to explore new frontiers in genetics, as demonstrated by their recent unveiling of Quotient Therapeutics, a venture aimed at creating transformative medicines.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Cambridge, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth