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.

Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Jul 17, 2021
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 is looking for an energetic and organized contractor to support daily lab and facilities operations within the organization. As a part of the Operations team, the successful candidate will play a vital role in the day-to-day functioning of site operations. The Contractor - Lab & Facilities Assistant takes responsibility for all aspects of daily site operations. Responsibilities Monitoring the consumable, media, and chemical inventories. Performing shipping and receiving of supplies and deliveries. Hosting visiting service technicians and ensuring expected work is performed. Coordinating maintenance of office and lab facilities. Participating in onsite safety initiatives  Oversee general lab upkeep and assist with the coordination of periodic lab cleanouts...
Joyn Bio Woodland, CA, USA
Jul 15, 2021
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 Ensure effective, professional functioning of Joyn Bio’s executives. Woodland office management. Responsibilities Administrative support for CSO, Head of Alliance & Operations, and Program Directors -including calendar management, travel planning and document support.  Office management including: visitor coordination, planning events and team-building, on boarding new staff, administrative interface with local Bayer site, and office & kitchen supplies, collaborate with site lab operations coordinator to meet office space needs.  Documentation: Assist with the preparation of external presentations, regulatory permits, budget, and facilitate internal meetings (minutes, action tracking, scheduling).  Collaborate with Joyn’s Boston site to ensure seamless administrative support for...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Jun 29, 2021
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 is looking for a Scientist with expertise in developing and scaling Nucleic Acid detection assays using Laboratory Automation. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of and perform high throughput assays and screens, including extractions, qPCR and next-generation sequencing approaches. Responsibilities Improve, execute and automate a pipeline to perform thousands of DNA extractions and qPCR reactions from plant and microbial samples Develop and scale qPCR assays and DNA extraction workflows using laboratory automation platforms, such as Hamilton liquid handlers and Echo acoustic liquid handlers to precisely and reproducibly perform thousands of small volume molecular reactions per week Work with computational biologists and data scientists to develop and...
Joyn Bio Woodland, CA, USA
May 25, 2021
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 Provide leadership for Plant Pathology and abiotic stress projects to evaluate in planta performance of engineered microbes (biological control). Responsibilities Responsible to develop a strategic framework of the  stage-gated in planta screening pipeline for our engineered microbes to improve translation from the controlled environment (greenhouse/growth chamber) to the field for all Programs Proactively collaborate with Program scientists on customizing the pipeline for each programs which includes the choice of the in planta screening assays for each stage gates and defining rigorous selection criteria to select lead microbes Monitor and keep track of all engineered microbial leads moving through the pipeline via facilitation of the decision making meetings with stakeholders and...
Joyn Bio Remote, USA
May 11, 2021
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 Lead data science team to execute on experimental design, quantitative analysis, and training in partnership with cross functional teams from lab to field creating new engineered microbial products for agriculture. Responsibilities Lead and mentor a team of biostatisticians, data scientists, and consultants to execute against data science vision. Provide technical leadership to team and organization to drive innovation and company value in AI, ML, and statistical modeling. Understand program and business needs, develop and implement data strategy to support immediate analysis and data science needs, while aligning with emerging long term roadmaps. Foster collaborative, innovative, and productive relationships within teams, across functions, and across programs. Identify and manage CROs to...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Apr 09, 2021
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 This position is responsible for leading a department encompassing data science, scientific computing, and computational biology to enable discovery and  development of new microbial leads for agriculture. Responsibilities Mentor and lead a cross-functional team in applying bioinformatics, data science, biostatistics, and software engineering to create the next generation of agricultural microbes.  This team works collaboratively with colleagues across a wide range of disciplines, including Microbial Engineering,  Plant Science, Fermentation/Formulation, and IT to  solve problems in data analysis and experimental design from lab to commercial scale.  Accountable for effectively managing team resources and strengthening a collaborative, customer-oriented culture focused on advancement of Joyn’s...