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
Nov 13, 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 Lead data analytics group to implement visual data analytics, present findings to internal stakeholders, scale ad-hoc analyses into prototype level analytics pipelines. Collaborate closely with statistical and data scientists, and with technical functions, CROs, and program teams to help build engineered microbial products for agriculture. Responsibilities Visual Insights and Data Storytelling:  Apply modern data science and biostatistics tools for design and analysis of lab experiments to evaluate and rank biological performance of engineered microbes.  Structure and simplify complex scientific questions and approaches to link analytics strategy and outcomes datasets.  Communicate effectively through listening, documentation and presentations, especially using compelling visualizations to...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Oct 17, 2020
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks that applies synthetic biology tools to engineer better microbes for agriculture. Objective The Data Associate will help us integrate proprietary data from microbiology, molecular biology, and plant sciences into our growing data assets as we engineer microbes for agricultural applications that provide season-long benefits to crops. Responsibilities Organize and clarify Joyn Bio data. The Data Associate will work with the Data Science team to ensure that data from Microbial Engineering, Plant Sciences, and Bioprocessing & Formulation are well-structured, such that data packages are standardized across multiple types of data. Organize data to ensure that  data sets use Joyn Bio ontologies and controlled vocabularies, thus enabling analysis for strain selection across design-build-test cycles incorporating multiple teams.   Curate, validate, accelerate . The Data Associate will also work with the Data...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Oct 09, 2020
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks dedicated to addressing unmetneeds in agriculture by applying synthetic biology to engineer microbes. Objective Joyn Bio is looking for a Senior Microbiologist who will contribute to the screening and development of R&D processes aimed at characterizing and improving microorganisms that can efficiently colonize relevant plants for agricultural purposes. Responsibilities Ideate, design and execute experiments to characterize growth, cell/colony morphology, physiology and antibiotic resistance of various microbial organisms with support of the Joyn Bio Curation team. Develop assays to understand physiology and screen Joyn’s microbial strains in a high-throughput manner.  Collaborate with computational biology, fermentation and analytical teams to develop and validate metabolic models of our organisms. Collaborate with the Microbial Engineering, Plant Microbe Interaction and Digital Sciences and Technology teams...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Oct 07, 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 Joyn Bio is looking for an energetic and organized individual to manage laboratory and safety operations within JoynBio. With inputs from the Microbial Engineering, BioProcess Development, and Plant Science teams, the successful candidate will play a vital role in developing and executing a safety strategy, overseeing expansion projects, and supporting lab operations managers across Joyn facilities, labs and greenhouses in Woodland, CA and Boston, MA. Responsibilities Manages contract with EH&S consulting firm to develop and implement a comprehensive safety strategy for all of Joyn. Serves as Safety Manager with responsibility to  oversee laboratory safety and regulatory protocols and ensure that the...
Joyn Bio Boston, MA, USA
Sep 30, 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
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
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 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...