Analytical Scientist

  • Joyn Bio
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Mar 13, 2021

Job Description

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.


  • 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.


  • PhD with 1-2 years, M.S. with >6 years postgraduate industrial experience in synthetic biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in assay development including design, execution, and validation is required. 
  • Experience with method development and maintaining at least one of the following is required:  HPLC, UPLC, GC coupled to MS and other detectors.
  • Experience with improving assay throughput including adapting to use automated liquid handlers is a plus.
  • Experience with culturing microbes and associated techniques including fermentation, microscopy, and strain engineering principles is a plus.
  • Strong background in protein characterization including proteomics or enzymology is a plus. Familiarity with LIMSs and a willingness to tackle a steep learning curve with respect to leveraging custom software is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive technical projects to completion through scientific rigor and project planning and tracking is required.
  • Strong communication, detailed record keeping, and collaborative skills are required.


  • This position will report into the Analytical Team Lead
  • This individual will be part of the Boston-based Microbial Engineering team
  • This individual will collaborate with Joyn Bio departments across sites, as well as Ginkgo Bioworks Foundry teams, and external partners.


  • This position will be based at our Boston, Massachusetts site, and will require minimal travel.
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Organization Type



Food & Agriculture

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