Senior Research Associate

Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering

501-1,000 employees

Originates biotech ventures for health and sustainability

Venture Capital


Cambridge, MA, USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Immunology, Virology, Biology, or a related field with 3+/5+ years of experience (industry preferred)
  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of immunology and vaccine development (especially influenza and/or SARS-CoV-2)
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture techniques, including isolating, culturing and assaying primary human and murine immune cells
  • Familiarity with Benchling, GraphPad Prism and FlowJo is a plus
  • Experience in performing immunological techniques such as ELISA, ECL, flow cytometry, and cell-based assays such as ELISPOT/ASC
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with effective oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment with limited supervision
  • Prior experience in vaccine or adjuvant research is preferred but not required
  • Conduct laboratory experiments and assays to evaluate vaccine candidates
  • Perform immunological techniques such as ELISA, electrochemiluminescent (ECL) assays, flow cytometry, and cell-based assays to analyze immune responses
  • Assist in the development, optimization, and conduct of immunoassays for antigen characterization and immune response evaluation
  • Collaborate with the research team to design and execute experiments, collect and analyze data, and contribute to scientific presentations
  • Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory records, including experimental protocols, data analysis, and research findings
  • Manage and maintain inventory of laboratory supplies, reagents, and in vivo samples, ensuring an adequate supply and archive for ongoing research activities
  • Ensure compliance with laboratory safety protocols and maintain a clean and organized work environment

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.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts



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6 month growth


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