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.
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.
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
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
A competitive overall compensation package including: competitive base salary, bonus potential and stock options.
To learn more about this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume and background information in confidence to VL34Jobs@gmail.com.