Senior Scientist
Discovery Biology
Updated on 2/22/2024
Flagship Pioneering

501-1,000 employees

Originates biotech ventures for health and sustainability
Company Overview
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.
Venture Capital

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$6.4B

Founded

2000

Headquarters

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

6%

1 year growth

15%

2 year growth

56%
Locations
Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Data Science
CategoriesNew
Biology & Biotech
Requirements
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or related fields
  • 3+ years of industrial drug discovery experience
  • Sound knowledge of disciplines involved in drug discovery (cell-based disease models, biochemical and biophysical methods, HT screening, LC-MS)
  • Therapeutic domain expertise in oncology, immunology, genetic disorders, or neurobiology
  • Experience working with induced proximity technologies, such as PROTACs and molecular glues
  • Passion for and experience working with therapeutic companies committed to integration of AI / Data Science across all layers of the business
  • Demonstrated ability to work within highly skilled teams in a fast-paced, quickly evolving technical environment
Responsibilities
  • Design, plan, and execute preclinical small molecule discovery programs across a range of therapeutic areas
  • Develop high-throughput in vitro screens to assess targets, biochemically evaluate small molecules identified through FL94’s chemoproteomics platform, and broadly support drug discovery of several high value unprecedented targets
  • Build a robust infrastructure of laboratory protocols, tools, and systems that will scale efficiently
  • Manage outsourced biochemistry, cell biology, and in vivo biology resources, establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with CROs and academic collaborators
  • Work collaboratively in cross-functional teams with chemistry, proteomics, drug discovery and AI/machine learning
  • Ensure rapid and accurate turnaround of data, to agreed timelines, to drive achievement of key project goals
  • Translate experimental data into meaningful insights, and present the analyzed data in team meetings
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience guiding junior scientists technically and strategically
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying scientific information in a concise and effective manner