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Posted: August 26, 2015

VL34, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Scientist/Senior Scientist in molecular biology. VL34 is an early-stage startup in Cambridge, MA using cutting-edge molecular techniques to help create a novel category of fertility treatment. VL34 was founded by VentureLabs, a unit of Flagship Ventures which has launched over 25 breakthrough companies including Seres Therapeutics, Symbiota, Pronutria, and Moderna Therapeutics.

Position Summary

VL34, Inc. is seeking an exceptional, highly motivated Scientist/Senior Scientist to play a key role in the company’s efforts to build a high-throughput platform to identify molecular targets with applications in the fertility field. As part of the early team of scientists at VL34, this individual will have wide-ranging responsibilities, joining a dynamic, enthusiastic, highly interdisciplinary, and collaborative team.

Key Qualifications

  • D. in Biology or a related field, with or without postdoc or industry experience
  • Ability to think critically and creatively as part of a fast-paced research team
  • Proven hands-on experience with standard molecular biology techniques.
  • Especially preferred to have experience with one or more of:
    • Custom library preparation for high-throughput sequencing, single cell or low-input detection
    • Protein engineering, library-based display technologies (yeast, phage), in vitro directed evolution and selection
  • Enthusiasm for pushing the frontiers of conventional techniques and comfort in venturing beyond one’s area of expertise
  • Great hands in the laboratory and resourceful when starting new techniques from scratch
  • Excellent collaboration, communication and interpersonal skills

Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will work closely with an interdisciplinary team as well as independently to design and execute experiments that support research activities and project goals
  • Quickly implement state-of-the-art techniques in new biological models
  • Identify modifications to iteratively improve protocols
  • Analyze data and help identify molecular targets and follow-up experiments
  • Participate in various aspects of the company from establishing collaborations to writing patents to long-term planning

Compensation

A competitive overall compensation package including: competitive base salary, bonus potential and stock options.

Contact Information

To learn more about this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume and background information in confidence to VL34Jobs@gmail.com.