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.

Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Sep 25, 2020
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. Objective Joyn Bio is looking for the right individual to manage and be responsible for the strain archiving system that enables the onboarding, documentation, tracking, and storage (both on- and offsite) of microorganisms in the ever-expanding Joyn Bio strain collection. Responsibilities Manage Joyn Bio company-wide strain archiving system and oversee adoption and compliance by both Boston- and Woodland-based teams. On board Joyn Bio strains by leveraging software within Joyn Bio’s repository system. Confirm both identity and pertinent properties prior to incorporation into strain archive. Maintain accurate records and metadata for each strain within Joyn Bio’s Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and strain database.  Oversee the in vitro characterization, collaborating with the Plant Science...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Sep 09, 2020
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. Objective Joyn Bio is looking for an energetic and organized individual to manage daily laboratory operations within the company. With inputs from the Microbial Engineering, BioProcessing and Formulation Development, and Plant Sciences and Analytical teams, the successful candidate will play a vital role in the overall organization of the laboratory and the management of daily operations. The Lab Operations Coordinator takes responsibility for all aspects of the lab, including but not limited to: instruments/equipment operations and calibration, availability of supplies needed to ensure the lab runs smoothly and receiving and shipping of biological material. Specific Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Oversees use of laboratory supplies and ensures all reagents, SDS, and supplies are...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Aug 11, 2020
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. Objective Design, build, test, and ship services and web applications to support the development and delivery of Joyn’s research and products. Responsibilities Collaborate cross-functionally to learn from end-users and subject matter experts, develop requirements, and design software solutions. No silos here. You enjoy collaborating and aren’t afraid to actively reach out to end-users and subject matter experts. You drive necessary conversations in order to dig into problems and determine possible solutions. You enjoy learning from others and supporting other teams such as data science and research scientists through your work. You enjoy harnessing the excitement of green field work, while balancing it with milestones and the need to iterate rapidly. You are eager to learn and help others,...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Aug 06, 2020
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. Objective Joyn Bio is looking for an energetic and talented individual to provide strategic guidance, technical leadership, and build the Analytical functions within Joyn Bio. With inputs from the Microbial Engineering, BioProcessing & Formulation Development, and Digital Science and Technology teams, the successful candidate will play a key role in Assay/Methodology development and will function as an expert to design and execute experiments to develop analytical methods.  They will provide scientific expertise to multiple projects, optimize existing assays based on in-depth knowledge of laboratory techniques, and will be responsible for technical transfer, development of SOPs, and assay validation. Responsibilities Independently design and develop analytical and biochemical methods to support...
Joyn Bio Woodland, CA, USA
Aug 01, 2020
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. Objective Joyn Bio, Department of Plant Science is seeking a highly motivated and self-driven Field Scientist (FS) to support the in planta testing of engineered microbes designed to enhance the performance of plants in the field and controlled environments. Responsibilities The Field Scientist will be involved in all aspects of the field trial management, data collection, plant tissue and soil sampling, harvesting, and analyzing samples, and environmental and phenotypic data collection of traits important to our program. A key component of the position will be the collection of high-quality data to drive our advancement decisions. As part of the program, traveling and visiting trials across the US is required. As part of the program, the individual will be expected to guide scientists at contract...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Jul 29, 2020
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. Objective The Bioinformatics research associate will work as part of the computational biology and data science department in their efforts to provide bioinformatics support for the fast-paced science by teams including microbial engineering and bioprocessing & fermentation department scientists. Responsibilities Provide ad-hoc support to scientists by providing technical guidance and bioinformatics support in the interpretation of their key R&D results from data generated using next-generation sequencing data. Independently implement, optimize and maintain bioinformatics tools or pipelines for analysis of diverse sequencing datasets. Create summary reports to generate understandable bioinformatics insights for R&D scientists. Collaborate with fellow team members to continually...
Joyn Bio Woodland, CA, USA
Jul 28, 2020
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. Objective Support Controlled Environment Platform (CEP) activities. Responsibilities Learn and support daily operation of greenhouse control software. Maintain project tracking documents and contribute to project management and protocol development for greenhouse assays.  Support horticultural, irrigation system management and pest control activities.  Irrigate, inspect plants for optimal health, inspect greenhouse systems for operation daily and on weekends/holidays as needed.  Apply herbicides or pesticides safely with prescribed PPE and training. Mix and dilute fertilizer stock solutions. Training/Experience Inclination towards organizational problem solving and project management.  Two years hands-on experience supporting greenhouse and horticulture operations in context of...
Joyn Bio Woodland, CA, USA
Jul 28, 2020
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. Objective The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to develop and manage a disease assay pipeline to evaluate performance of new fungicidal microbes. Responsibilities Lead in planta  disease bioassay pipeline with emphasis on fungal diseases of corn and soybean.  Screening will be conducted internally at Joyn and with external partners. As a senior member of a cross functional disease management program, a candidate  will develop creative solutions to increase the throughput and efficiency of the assays in the greenhouse and field.  This will include close collaboration with Data Scientists for design and analysis of complex greenhouse and field experiments. Collaborate with the field trial manager in identifying CROs. Monitor the course of the disease field trials.  Lead and mentor team...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Jul 28, 2020
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 to join a rapidly growing team with room for growth. Objective This position is responsible for managing relationships and commitments with Joyn Bio’s partners to advance the Joyn Bio R&D pipeline. Responsibilities Manage a minimum of 2 collaborations, requiring significant cross-functional coordination and partner alignment, including development and execution of communication plans, schedules, and governance. Ensure success of partnerships above and beyond negotiated outcomes by identifying opportunities for continued partnership, driving critical decision making, and predicting potential conflicts and proactively working to resolve.  Support subject matter experts to achieve technical success through effective planning, communication, relationship building and...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Jul 28, 2020
Job Title: Senior Scientist/Engineer - Fermentation   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.   Objective:   The Senior/Project Scientist is a highly collaborative leadership role that leverages expertise in fermentation engineering and microbiology to deliver on microbial fermentation objectives for Joyn Projects.   Responsibilities:   ·         Work closely with the head of bioprocessing and formulation development to create a strategy for fermentation research for Joyn Bio, align with product concepts and project objectives, and drive the technical strategy on a day to day basis. ·         Work with cross-functional program teams to carry out fermentations for greenhouse and field evaluation ·         Establish and manage collaborations with Joyn Bio’s parent companies and additional 3rd party partner organizations. ·...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Jul 28, 2020
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. Objective This position is responsible for supporting the Head of Alliance management to effectively manage JV parent relationships and develop templates and tools to support growth and scale of the function. Responsibilities Support Sr. AM/Head of AM to manage relationships and activities with Joyn Bio’s joint venture parents, Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks.  Support development and implementation of new processes to support growth and scale of the Alliance Management organization, including template & tool development, trainings, etc. Provide Alliance Management oversight to MTAs and License agreements to support subject matter experts to execute against commitments with our partners. Develop &...
Joyn Bio Woodland, CA, USA
Jul 28, 2020
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. Objective This role is responsible for running inplanta testing of microbial leads and products in the lab and controlled environment. Responsibilities Evaluate in planta performance of Joyn Bio engineered microbes in biological assays run in controlled environments Execute and maintain greenhouse and growth chamber trials Collect and analyze data; write reports and document data in digital formats Work collaboratively within Plant Science team and cross functional project teams. Training/Experience A BS degree in agronomy, plant physiology, plant science, or relevant disciplines. 1-5 years of industrial experience with a focus on management of lab/greenhouse screening assays in row crops (corn, soy) Experience in design and execution of greenhouse experiments is desirable Experience with...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Jul 28, 2020
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. Objective This collaborative and inventive role is responsible for building our R&D analytics platform that will enable our scientists to translate discovery into commercial success.  Responsibilities Be the product owner for a portfolio of R&D Analytics web-based applications, including managing 2-4 scrum teams. Work hand-in-hand with Software Data Architect and Dept Head to plan R&D Analytical Web Applications, including short-term release plans and long-term roadmaps. Collect and synthesize user feedback to identify gaps and define requirements to meet those gaps. Work with data science, computational biology, UX designers, scientific stakeholders, and software engineers to understand the implications of solution ideas. Create user stories. Collaboratively develop the best solutions and align...