Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks dedicated to addressing unmet needs in agriculture by applying synthetic biology to engineer beneficial microbes.
The Contractor Research Associate will be working with the Microbial Engineering team and will leverage synthetic biology and biological engineering approaches to engineer microbes for sustainable agricultural products.
Purify, characterize and screen protein payloads expressed by various microbes.
Work collaboratively across Joyn Bio departments and the Ginkgo Foundry to deliver upon microbial engineering objectives.
The position requires at least 85% of the time spent at the laboratory bench, and 15% of the time documenting experiments and participating in project and team meetings.
Bachelor’s or Master’s (or equivalent experience) in biochemistry, synthetic biology, molecular biology, microbiology, or a related field is necessary
At least 1 year of industry experience is recommended
Experience with molecular biology, particularly protein purification, is necessary
Prior experience running protein assays is recommended
Excitement to learn new techniques and own routine assay execution is essential
Strong communication and collaborative skills are required
This is a 6 months contract position through a partner agency
This position will report to the Payload team lead
This individual will work with the Boston-based Microbial Engineering team
This individual will collaborate with Joyn Bio Departments across sites, as well as potential CROs
This position will be based out of our Boston, Massachusetts site.
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.