• Joyn Bio
  • $94,360.00 -141,170.00/year*
  • Boston , MA
  • Non-Executive Management
  • Full-Time

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 Pest Management/Disease Management Scientist will leverage Ginkgo s Foundry to enhance the potency and activity of microbially-delivered protein actives for pest and/or disease management
ResponsibilitiesDrive ideation and development of innovative approaches and research plans to engineer microbes that provide season-long, protective benefits to cropsDirect and oversee cross-functional team activities to generate and test engineered microbial strainsLeverage the Ginkgo Foundry for genetic engineering and high throughput screening, and master custom software to become a superuser of the Ginkgo Foundry and foster a close partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks and Foundry team members to ensure effective execution of experiments
Training/ExperiencePh.D. (or equivalent experience) in Biological Engineering, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, or related fields with at least 5 years of industry experience (experience with Ag microbials is preferred)Extensive experience with non-model microbes and manipulating complex biochemical pathwaysIdeal candidate will have prior experience with microbial physiology, metabolism, and plant-microbe interactionsDemonstrated ability to drive technical projects to completion through scientific rigor and project planning and trackingStrong communication skills and the ability to lead projects across teams and provide timely feedback
OrganizationalThis position will report into the Program Director for Disease ManagementThis individual will be part of the Boston-based Microbial Engineering teamThis individual will collaborate with Joyn Bio teams across two sites, Ginkgo Bioworks Foundry teams, and external partners
This position will be based out of our Boston, Massachusetts site and will require 5-10% travel.
Associated topics: bio, biomechanics, biophysics, fermentation, hereditary, metabolic, neuro, neuroscience, nutrition, pharmaceutical

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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