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.
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.
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, communication of blockers and help needed.
Develop Design-Build-Test resourcing views to inform prioritization of activities or hiring plans, where constraints are identified.
Attend all program meetings (5 to 6 concurrent programs) in which science, strategies and activities are discussed, in order to effectively support project updates.
Host and manage project level reporting meetings for key stakeholders.
Synthesize priorities from Program Directors and effectively communicate to project teams to drive clear alignment of goal and activities to reach those goals.
Standardize project management tools and methods across all projects to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of planning, managing and reporting.
A M.S. or PhD in scientific discipline in microbiology, biochemistry or bioengineering.
Minimum of 3 years experience in biotech project management.
Experience with Schedule maintenance & reporting using PM software (Microsoft Project, Smartsheets, Wrike, JIRA/Confluence, Asana, or Trello)
Experience in Resource management in a matrixed organization
Strong desire to deeply understand strain engineering processes and Joyn’s product development pipeline for improved planning
Exceptional communication skills
A strong desire to contribute to building a culture of planning, transparency of efforts and tracking accountability.
This position will report directly to the Head of Program Management with close coordination expected with Program Directors and Department Heads.
The position is based at Joyn’s Boston, MA site, requiring up to 15% travel.
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.