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. Diversity is one of our core values, and we as a company are building equity and belonging into all aspects of our working environment.
Produce and characterize a wide variety of microbial strains as potential hosts for engineering for agricultural applications; and scale up candidate strains for greenhouse and field testing
Plan and manage fermentation runs to produce biomass for on-plant testing and formulation studies
Plan and manage scale-up of candidate strains to bench and pilot scale production
Process development and production of strains that are selected for engineering
Understanding of Microbial Engineering and Fermentation processes in an industrial research setting
Experience producing a diverse range of microbes in fermentation
Experience dealing with governmental regulations
Proficient in the use of ELN and LIMS software
Experience supervising up to 2 research associates and/or technicians and willingness to learn people management as part of the role
PhD in microbiology, chemical engineering, biochemistry or equivalent experience
Reports to Department Head, BioProcessing and Formulation Development
This position will be based at our Boston, Massachusetts site and may require 5-10% travel. This position is up to 60% remote, dependent on lab and desk availability while the need for social distancing is significant.
Joyn Bio is committed to treating all applicants fairly without discrimination. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law.
Food & Agriculture
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About 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.