Scientist, Next Generation Sequencing (Molecular Biology)
at Flagship Pioneering, Inc.
Cambridge, MA USA
Flagship Labs 72, Inc. (FL72) is a well-funded, early stage biotechnology company founded by Flagship Pioneering that is developing a new category of immune therapeutics. FL72 was founded through Flagship’s venture creation engine, where companies such as Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRNA), Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RUBY), and Editas Medicines (NASDAQ: EDIT) were conceived and created. Since Flagship’s founding in 2000, the firm has originated and fostered the development of nearly 100 scientific ventures resulting in $20+ billion in aggregate value, 500+ issued patents, and more than 50 clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents.
Are you a highly motivated NGS expert who wants to develop the next breakthrough discovery and therapeutics platform? We are seeking a determined, impact-driven Scientist with a results-driven attitude and attention to detail who will drive critical research, strategy, and optimization. As one of the first ten employees, you would join a dynamic, diverse and inclusive team with ample opportunity to grow into a leadership role as we expand. This role requires a results-driven attitude and an eagerness for continued innovation. The ideal candidate must be highly collaborative, self-motivated, and eager to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
Develop and implement processes for high throughput NGS library generation and analysis
Develop and execute pooled cloning, NGS and other nucleic acid technologies that underly our platform technology
Perform molecular assays and techniques including PCR, HT cloning, mutagenesis, and plasmid preparation
Collaborate closely with our immunology and protein sciences
Generate and analyze high diversity plasmid libraries
Integrate data analyses across a high-throughput biopanning platform for biologic hit discovery
Produce, analyze and communicate scientific insights to the scientific and management teams
PhD in molecular biology, bioengineering or related disciplines
Deep experience in high-throughput molecular biology, including advanced molecular cloning techniques
Experience in NGS library processes including pooled library preparation, sequencing, and analysis such as amplicon sequencing, single molecule barcoding, pooled NGS, yeast display enrichment libraries or other similar HT techniques
Experience in high diversity DNA library generation and analysis
Bioinformatics and statistics skills, including experience with Python or R
Hands-on experience with therapeutic development and discovery is a plus
Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality results independently and collaboratively
Adaptive and a quick learner, efficient in multi-tasking and troubleshooting
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