Senior – Mechanical/System Engineer

Scientific Instrumentation

Updated on 5/1/2024

Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering

501-1,000 employees

Biotechnology firm creating health and sustainability solutions

Venture Capital


Cambridge, MA, USA

Required Skills
  • Hands-on experience with the design of scientific instrumentation
  • 3+ years experience and/or certification in computer assisted drawing (CAD) software
  • Expertise in materials chemical compatibility and generating designs for machining and additive manufacturing
  • Experience with engineering of fluid handling systems
  • Experience with electrical engineering and incorporation of electronic sensors in scientific instrumentation
  • Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or related field
  • 3+ years experience in industrial and/or research engineering industry
  • Strong self-starter and independent thinker with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Eager to work in a fast-paced, technical setting
  • Design and realize components and systems for materials research instrumentation
  • Contribute mechanical, electrical, and systems engineering solutions to the design of automated instruments
  • Collaborate and contribute to software and robotic engineering efforts within the automation team
  • Utilize 3D printing, laser scribing, etc. capabilities for rapid prototyping
  • Coordinate fabrication of custom components with external vendors
  • Assess and report safety and quality control aspects of lab's automated instrumentation
  • Work across multiple instruments and experiment workflows
  • Help realize an ecosystem of automated instruments
  • Evolve workflows from manual to autonomous experimentation

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.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Cambridge, Massachusetts



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