Scientist – Materials Characterization

Posted on 5/7/2024

Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering

501-1,000 employees

Generates innovative biotech health and sustainability solutions

Venture Capital


Cambridge, MA, USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • Hands-on and direct experience working with characterization techniques, including powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and its integration with electron dispersive spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Experience with interpretation of data from XRD, SEM, EDS, etc. experiments to establish the composition, crystal structure, microstructure, and morphology of materials
  • Experience with mechanical property testing including nanoindentation
  • Knowledge of solid-state phase diagrams and their utilization in assessing composition-structure-property relationships
  • PhD in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, 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
  • Operate a suite of instrumentation for materials synthesis and characterization
  • Work with the experimental team to validate synthesis and perform characterization of target materials
  • Work across multiple experiment workflows in parallel
  • Monitor manual and automated data acquisition streams to actively assess data quality
  • Adhere to data quality best practices
  • Work with the automation team to evolve workflows from manual, to human-in-the-loop automation, to autonomous experimentation
  • Work with the computational team to establish data processing and data interpretation methods that are suitable for automation
  • Analyze, report, and present findings of experiments to the FL97 research team

Flagship Pioneering is a biotechnology company that fosters a culture of pioneering by creating platform companies focused on developing transformative human health and sustainability products. This ecosystem includes leaders such as Moderna and Tessera Therapeutics, leveraging cutting-edge biotechnologies to drive significant advancements in their fields. Working at this company offers the opportunity to be at the forefront of biotechnological innovation and to contribute to significant global challenges in health and sustainability.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Cambridge, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


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