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 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 Woodland, CA, USA
May 07, 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 Support laboratory molecular 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...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Apr 13, 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 Joyn Bio is looking for a Senior Scientist Microbiologist who will be the Team Lead for Gram Positive Organisms and 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 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...
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...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Mar 13, 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 The scientist will develop assays internally and in collaboration with partners and external CROs to advance the capabilities and increase capacity of the analytical platform at Joyn Bio.  Position is primarily in the lab with approximately 25% dedicated to researching new approaches, data analysis, and project management. Responsibilities Ideate, design, and execute experiments that develop and validate assays to quantify or characterize metabolites, proteins, peptides, biopolymers, and/or other cellular components.  Develop innovative ways to increase analytical capabilities or throughput through staying abreast of new technologies and bringing these technologies in-house.  Identify and onboard new equipment, as well as maintain Joyn analytical equipment in collaboration with the Lab Operations...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Mar 10, 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 Serve as a key senior scientific member of the Digital Sciences and Technology department.  The Computational Biology Group Lead will lead, grow, and develop a team of computational biologists within Joyn who support programs that leverage synthetic biology.  Responsibilities Guide and mentor junior/senior computational scientists, and in general act as an expert scientific leader to support and nurture collaborations with internal and external partners. Create an innovative & collaborative computational biology strategic roadmap that directly supports strain engineering design efforts in the building of novel microbials. Contribute to the culture of technical excellence in the following areas: microbial based multi-omics data integration via genome-scale modeling or machine learning...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Mar 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 Joyn Bio is looking for a Senior fungal Microbiologist who will contribute to the development and screening R&D processes aimed at characterizing and engineering fungal microorganisms for large scale commercial agriculture applications. Responsibilities Ideate, design and execute experiments to characterize growth, domesticate and screen various fungal organisms.  Work closely with the Head of Microbial Engineering and Program Directors to develop a fungal 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 fungal engineering and screening through development and implementation of HTP technologies to enhance Joyn Bio engineering platform and capabilities. Collaborate with...