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.

Feb 23, 2022
Joyn Bio Woodland, CA, USA
Joyn Bio is an ag-biotech company developing more sustainable ways to feed the world. Started by agriculture and synthetic biology leaders Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks, Joyn Bio is engineering beneficial microbes found in the environment to improve naturally occurring processes like nitrogen fixation. With exclusive access to Ginkgo Bioworks’ automated foundries for biological engineering and Bayer’s crop science expertise, Joyn Bio is delivering the scale and power of synthetic biology to agriculture. Joyn Bio brings together scientists with diverse backgrounds at its two sites in Boston, Massachusetts and Woodland, California to develop new microbial solutions that address growers’ biggest challenges. For more information please visit www.joynbio.com . Objective Provide leadership to evaluate in-soil performance of engineered microbes to sequester carbon. Responsibilities In collaboration with  team members, develop experimental models to assess and quantify the effect of...
Feb 22, 2022
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Joyn Bio is an ag-biotech company developing more sustainable ways to feed the world. Started by agriculture and synthetic biology leaders Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks, Joyn Bio is engineering beneficial microbes found in the environment to improve naturally occurring processes like nitrogen fixation. With exclusive access to Ginkgo Bioworks’ automated foundries for biological engineering and Bayer’s crop science expertise, Joyn Bio is delivering the scale and power of synthetic biology to agriculture. Joyn Bio brings together scientists with diverse backgrounds at its two sites in Boston, Massachusetts and Woodland, California to develop new microbial solutions that address growers’ biggest challenges. For more information please visit www.joynbio.com . Objective The Temporary Contractor Research Associate (RA) will join a small, collaborative, microbial engineering team, focused on engineering non-model microbes for commercial application. The candidate will have the...
Feb 17, 2022
Joyn Bio Boston, MA or Woodland, CA
Joyn Bio is an ag-biotech company developing more sustainable ways to feed the world. Started by agriculture and synthetic biology leaders Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks, Joyn Bio is engineering beneficial microbes found in the environment to improve naturally occurring processes like nitrogen fixation. With exclusive access to Ginkgo Bioworks’ automated foundries for biological engineering and Bayer’s crop science expertise, Joyn Bio is delivering the scale and power of synthetic biology to agriculture. Joyn Bio brings together scientists with diverse backgrounds at its two sites in Boston, Massachusetts and Woodland, California to develop new microbial solutions that address growers’ biggest challenges. For more information please visit www.joynbio.com . Position Summary The Digital Science and Technology department is seeking a Senior Frontend Engineer. This role will be responsible for working with the Scientific Computing team on designing, building, testing and shipping...
Feb 10, 2022
Joyn Bio Woodland, CA, USA
Joyn Bio is an ag-biotech company developing more sustainable ways to feed the world. Started by agriculture and synthetic biology leaders Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks, Joyn Bio is engineering beneficial microbes found in the environment to improve naturally occurring processes like nitrogen fixation. With exclusive access to Ginkgo Bioworks’ automated foundries for biological engineering and Bayer’s crop science expertise, Joyn Bio is delivering the scale and power of synthetic biology to agriculture. Joyn Bio brings together scientists with diverse backgrounds at its two sites in Boston, Massachusetts and Woodland, California to develop new microbial solutions that address growers’ biggest challenges. For more information please visit www.joynbio.com . Objective The scientist will develop methods and design experiments to quantify expression of target genes from microorganisms associated with plant samples. Deliverables generated from this role will increase the robustness of...
Feb 05, 2022
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Joyn Bio is an ag-biotech company developing more sustainable ways to feed the world. Started by agriculture and synthetic biology leaders Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks, Joyn Bio is engineering beneficial microbes found in the environment to improve naturally occurring processes like nitrogen fixation. With exclusive access to Ginkgo Bioworks’ automated foundries for biological engineering and Bayer’s crop science expertise, Joyn Bio is delivering the scale and power of synthetic biology to agriculture. Joyn Bio brings together scientists with diverse backgrounds at its two sites in Boston, Massachusetts and Woodland, California to develop new microbial solutions that address growers’ biggest challenges. For more information please visit www.joynbio.com . Objective The Contractor Research Associate will be working with the Microbial Engineering Assay Development team and will expand Joyn’s analytical capability through developing and running analytical assays....
Jan 13, 2022
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Joyn Bio is an ag-biotech company developing more sustainable ways to feed the world. Started by agriculture and synthetic biology leaders Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks, Joyn Bio is engineering beneficial microbes found in the environment to improve naturally occurring processes like nitrogen fixation. With exclusive access to Ginkgo Bioworks’ automated foundries for biological engineering and Bayer’s crop science expertise, Joyn Bio is delivering the scale and power of synthetic biology to agriculture. Joyn Bio brings together scientists with diverse backgrounds at its two sites in Boston, Massachusetts and Woodland, California to develop new microbial solutions that address growers’ biggest challenges. For more information please visit www.joynbio.com . 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...
Jan 12, 2022
Joyn Bio Woodland, CA, USA
Joyn Bio is an ag-biotech company developing more sustainable ways to feed the world. Started by agriculture and synthetic biology leaders Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks, Joyn Bio is engineering beneficial microbes found in the environment to improve naturally occurring processes like nitrogen fixation. With exclusive access to Ginkgo Bioworks’ automated foundries for biological engineering and Bayer’s crop science expertise, Joyn Bio is delivering the scale and power of synthetic biology to agriculture. Joyn Bio brings together scientists with diverse backgrounds at its two sites in Boston, Massachusetts and Woodland, California to develop new microbial solutions that address growers’ biggest challenges. For more information please visit www.joynbio.com . Objective Joyn Bio, Department of Plant Science is seeking a highly motivated and self-driven Field Assistant (FA) to support the in planta testing of engineered microbes designed to enhance the performance of plants in the field...
Jan 07, 2022
Joyn Bio Remote, USA
Joyn Bio is an ag-biotech company developing more sustainable ways to feed the world. Started by agriculture and synthetic biology leaders Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks, Joyn Bio is engineering beneficial microbes found in the environment to improve naturally occurring processes like nitrogen fixation. With exclusive access to Ginkgo Bioworks’ automated foundries for biological engineering and Bayer’s crop science expertise, Joyn Bio is delivering the scale and power of synthetic biology to agriculture. Joyn Bio brings together scientists with diverse backgrounds at its two sites in Boston, Massachusetts and Woodland, California to develop new microbial solutions that address growers’ biggest challenges. For more information please visit www.joynbio.com . Position Summary The Digital Science and Technology department is seeking a Director of Information Technology. This strategic, yet hands-on role will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s information...
Jan 06, 2022
Joyn Bio Woodland, CA, USA
Joyn Bio is an ag-biotech company developing more sustainable ways to feed the world. Started by agriculture and synthetic biology leaders Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks, Joyn Bio is engineering beneficial microbes found in the environment to improve naturally occurring processes like nitrogen fixation. With exclusive access to Ginkgo Bioworks’ automated foundries for biological engineering and Bayer’s crop science expertise, Joyn Bio is delivering the scale and power of synthetic biology to agriculture. Joyn Bio brings together scientists with diverse backgrounds at its two sites in Boston, Massachusetts and Woodland, California to develop new microbial solutions that address growers’ biggest challenges. For more information please visit www.joynbio.com . Objective Build and Lead a Team of Global Field Scientists to evaluate biological products for improved production of corn, soybean, and vegetable crops Responsibilities Field testing operations Streamline and oversee the...
Jan 05, 2022
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 Joyn Bio is looking for an energetic and organized self-starter to manage safety activities across the organization. As a part of the Operations, Program Management, and Alliances team, the successful candidate will be passionate about building a ground up safety culture and working to create the systems and processes to support that.  The HSES Lead takes responsibility for all aspects of safety for the organization. Responsibilities Plan, implement, and coordinate EHS program activities across the organization. Including but not limited to preventing occupational illness and injuries, improving employee engagement, ensuring site compliance, and reducing business risks and losses. Engage with safety consultants to assist in developing and administering safety program strategies (Biosafety,...
Nov 30, 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 Controlled Environment Platform (CEP) horticulture and operational functions. Responsibilities Learn and support the operation of greenhouse control software. Support horticultural, fertilizer & irrigation system management and pest control activities. Irrigate, inspect plants for optimal health, inspect greenhouse systems for operation.  Apply herbicides or pesticides safely with prescribed PPE and training. Calculate, mix, and dilute fertilizer stock solutions.  Support logistics and protocol development for greenhouse assays. Contribute to the development of assay and logistics management software. Qualifications B.S. in Biology or Horticulture.  Minimum three years experience supporting greenhouse and horticulture operations.  Inclination towards systems...
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 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,...
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,...