Associate Scientist/Scientist I

Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering

501-1,000 employees

Originates biotech ventures for health and sustainability

Venture Capital

Mid, Senior

Cambridge, MA, USA

Required Skills
  • PhD (0-1 years) or M.S. (5+ years) in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related field
  • Proven track record of scaling up upstream production and purification of nucleic acid therapeutics
  • Molecular biology experience with experience in enzyme processes and optimization, IVT and/or other isothermal amplification, and PCR
  • Hands-on skills on AKTA with UNICORN control software and filtration technologies such as Repligen TFF system
  • Attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and trouble-shoot
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent record keeping and data management skills
  • Experience working in fast-paced startup environments
  • Excellent organization skills, approaching tasks with efficiency
  • Ability to analyze, summarize, and communicate scientific data
  • Ability to work independently while effectively interacting and collaborating in a team environment
  • Work with the team to drive advancement of platform development developing methods for scalable, rigorous, and cost-effective manufacturing and quality control
  • Synthesize and purify routine nucleic acid products for preclinical studies
  • Help establish and optimize nucleic acid manufacturing scale-up capability
  • Help develop scalable strategies for upstream and downstream nucleic acid production
  • Carry out process development studies using the design-of-experiments approach
  • Analyze, summarize, and present experimental results to team members and management
  • Explore new technologies and methods to optimize current processes in fast-paced research environment
  • Maintain up-to-date records and communicate results to team members in written technical reports and oral presentations
  • Participate in experimental design and troubleshooting efforts
  • Interpret, summarize experimental data and maintain excellent laboratory notebooks

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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Total Funding



Cambridge, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth