Joyn Bio

Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Ginkgo Bioworks and Leaps by Bayer, founded to solve the urgent agriculture challenges threatening our global food supply and environmental health using the combination of synthetic biology and beneficial microbes.

With our scientifically rigorous approach and microbe engineering platform, we are developing sustainable ag biologicals for crop protection and fertility that meet or exceed the performance of their chemical counterparts. Our first product is an engineered microbe that enables cereal crops like corn, wheat, and rice to convert nitrogen from the air into a form they can use, significantly reducing the environmental impact of agriculture's reliance on chemical fertilizers.

Nov 17, 2021
Joyn Bio Woodland, CA, USA
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo BioWorks dedicated to addressing unmet needs in agriculture by applying synthetic biology approaches to engineer microbes. Objective This role is responsible for developing and testing formulations of prototype strains in laboratory and greenhouse environments. Responsibilities The Research Associate will be responsible for preparing liquid and solid formulations in a laboratory environment including liquid suspensions, liquid concentrates, emulsifiable concentrates, powders & granules Monitoring stability of formulations over time for viability by CFU plating Developing commercial strategies for manufacturing including downstream process and seed coating Testing compatibility of Joyn microbes with common commercial chemistries used in seed treatment and other field-relevant applications. Coordinating and collaborating with microbial engineering teams and plant science teams to bridge the gap between genetic...
Oct 13, 2021
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks dedicated to addressing unmet needs in agriculture by applying synthetic biology approaches to engineer microbes. Objective We are seeking a highly motivated and scientifically thorough individual to join the Bioprocess and Formulation Development group to help develop and operate fermentation experiments and equipment that will support our product pipeline. Responsibilities Perform experiments to grow organisms and produce material for downstream processing Collaborate with departments inside of the company to clearly understand stake holder needs and to leverage in-house expertise Collaborate with CROs to ensure production of materials done by outside companies meets deadlines and quality metrics for internal data processing, greenhouse use, and field trials Generate protocols and documentation describing methods of safely operating equipment Prepare experiments and data analysis reports and present...
Sep 29, 2021
Joyn Bio Woodland, CA, USA
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo BioWorks dedicated to addressing unmet needs in agriculture by applying synthetic biology approaches to engineer microbes. Objective Support laboratory molcular biology and microbiology functions Responsibilities Purify nucleic acids from cultured cells, plant, and soil samples Perform routine qPCR with possible expansion to other technologies such as microscopy, plate reader (fluorescence/absorbance), LAMP, or similar Culture and enumerate microbe strains to support QC and analysis pipelines Assist in collecting and processing samples for downstream analysis. Accurately and thoroughly document work and communicate results  Contribute to maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly work environment. Training/Experience B.S. (or equivalent degree and experience) in molecular biology, microbiology or related discipline with minimum 2 years of industry experience Molecular biology techniques – qPCR, DNA extraction and...
Sep 21, 2021
Joyn Bio Boston, MA or Woodland, CA
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo BioWorks dedicated to addressing unmet needs in agriculture by applying synthetic biology approaches to engineer microbes. Objective Design, build, test, and ship services and web applications to support the development and delivery of Joyn’s research and products. Responsibilities Collaborate cross-functionally to learn from end-users and subject matter experts, develop requirements, and design software solutions. No silos here. You enjoy collaborating and aren’t afraid to actively reach out to end-users and subject matter experts. You drive necessary conversations in order to dig into problems and determine possible solutions. You enjoy learning from others and supporting other teams such as data science and research scientists through your work. You enjoy harnessing the excitement of green field work, while balancing it with milestones and the need to iterate rapidly. You are eager to learn and help others,...
Sep 21, 2021
Joyn Bio Boston, MA or Woodland, CA
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo BioWorks dedicated to addressing unmet needs in agriculture by applying synthetic biology approaches to engineer microbes. Objective Implement experimental design, statistics, and data science methodologies in collaboration with technical functions and program teams to help build engineered microbial products for agriculture. Responsibilities Experimental Design, Assay Development, and Assay Quality Analytics :  Create novel scientific insights and starting points by analyzing plant and lab data from multiple in vitro experiments and instruments, including but not limited to high throughput formats, colorimetric spectroscopy, protein quantification assays, growth curves, microscopy, dose responses, plant-microbe interaction, seed germination, leaf damage, etc.  Create standard analysis templates that enable programmatic and analytic best practice adoption.  Data analysis and Statistical Modeling :  Apply modern data...
Sep 11, 2021
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks dedicated to addressing unmet needs in agriculture by applying synthetic biology to engineer microbes. Objective Joyn Bio is looking for a Scientist who will contribute to the characterization, engineering and screening of R&D processes aimed at improving Gram-positive microorganisms for large scale commercial agriculture applications. Responsibilities Ideate, design and execute experiments to characterize growth, domesticate, engineer and screen various Gram-positive organisms.  Work closely with the Head of Microbial Engineering and Program Directors to develop a strain engineering strategy that is aligned with defined objectives and drive the technical strategy on a day-to-day basis. Innovate and advance methods for increasing efficiency of Gram-positive bacteria engineering and screening through development and implementation of HTP technologies to enhance Joyn Bio platforms and capabilities....
Aug 17, 2021
Joyn Bio Boston, MA or Woodland, CA
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks dedicated to addressing unmet needs in agriculture by applying synthetic biology approaches to engineer microbes. Objective Joyn Bio has steadily grown since the company was formed in 2017 and is ready to add its first full-time Head of HR.  Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Human Resources provides the leadership and functional expertise to develop and execute human resource strategies for the Company. This position has functional responsibilities for talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, performance management, employee relations, training and development, onboarding, policies and procedures and legal compliance. This role will provide strategic leadership to help the company meet its strategic and operational goals. Responsibilities Develop, implement and provide leadership with the organizational development, talent acquisition, talent management and total rewards strategy A trusted...
Aug 04, 2021
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo BioWorks dedicated to addressing unmet needs in agriculture by applying synthetic biology approaches to engineer microbes. This is an exciting opportunity for a driven, process oriented candidate to join a rapidly growing team.  Objective The Project Manager will work closely with the Program Director to facilitate the advancement of synthetic biology solutions to address unmet needs in agriculture, including the development of a biofertility product. The ideal candidate will have the project management skills and technical background to extract and manage a pipeline of activities related to microbial engineering, bioprocess and formulation development and in-planta testing. Responsibilities Create & maintain program level Smartsheet plans from assay development to engineering and in-planta testing. Support coordination of critical upstream and downstream activities for smooth operational handoffs, change management,...