Flagship Pioneering, Inc. is hiring a

Senior Scientist/Scientist, Analytical Development

Cambridge, United States

What if... We could harness the power of Flagship’s scientific platforms and create novel treatment options that benefit more patients, sooner?

Pioneering Medicines, an initiative of Flagship Pioneering, is building a world-class biopharmaceutical R&D capability focused on conceiving and developing life-changing treatments for patients by harnessing the power of Flagship's scientific platforms and applying those innovative approaches to serious diseases with unmet medical need. Unique to Pioneering Medicines’ approach is the opportunity to combine platforms to create truly novel and potentially transformative treatments. 

About Flagship Pioneering:

Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category life science platform companies to transform human health and sustainability. Since its founding in 2000, the firm has originated and fostered the development of more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in over $34 billion in aggregate value, 500+ issued patents, and more than 50 clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents.  


Position Summary:

  • Develop analytical methods to support the characterization of novel therapeutic technologies including nucleic acids, nanoparticles, and more
  • Analyze internal and external materials intended for further in vitro and in vivo evaluation
  • Support the build-out of PMs new lab by identifying cutting-edge technologies, high throughput screening, and automated analytical equipment
  • Identify, select, and support key external partners including for additional development and sample analysis
  • Support the method development and validation for multiple programs including both standard emerging modalities
  • Investigate the stability and characteristics of drug products for pre-clinical & clinical use
  • Work with cross-functional teams supporting the analytical strategies of partner companies and external research organizations
  • Represent Pioneering Medicines as a subject matter expert in analytical development, product characterization
  • Routinely document and present data to key stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education in Bioengineering, Biochemistry, or relevant scientific discipline
  • PhD with 2+ years, MS with 5+ years, or BS with 7+ years drug delivery experience
  • Experience with LNP and/or Drug Delivery analysis is ideal
  • Experience in nucleic acid therapeutics is valuable
  • Experience in a GMP working environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required
  • Domestic and occasional international travel may be required
  • Only candidates with demonstrated experience as described in the role summary will be considered

Values and Behaviors

  • Great sense of urgency
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, bold and comfortable with risk taking and uncertainty
  • Mission oriented and dedicated to bringing breakthrough therapies to patients
  • Fosters a growth oriented, high energy, and encouraging environment
  • Ability to hold oneself and others accountable for commitments in an assertive and positive manner


Flagship Pioneering and our ecosystem companies are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Flagship Pioneering and its affiliated Flagship Lab companies (collectively, “FSP”) do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to FSP or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Flagship Pioneering’s internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of FSP, and FSP will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.
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