Ginkgo Bioworks

Conversion of CO2 to chemicals using bioengineered microbes, including research using engineered E. Coli, which does not naturally metabolize CO2.

We're building the backend of the bioeconomy:

Biology is everywhere. At Ginkgo, we see the potential for biology to transform all industries. Working with our partners and growing ecosystem, we design custom organisms that bring new products to life for countless applications.

Ginkgo Bioworks Boston, MA, USA
Jan 10, 2020
Full Time
Conversion of CO2 to chemicals using bioengineered microbes, including research using engineered E. Coli, which does not naturally metabolize CO2. Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Ginkgo is constructing, editing, and redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more. Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing and building new organisms. Today, our foundry is developing over 40 different organisms to make different products across multiple industries. We're making the code base, compiler, and debugger for life. We're looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer who is interested in architecting the organism design toolchain - the CAD, CAM, and CAT tools that will define how bioengineers design organisms at scale. Ginkgo's programming languages of choice are Ruby, Python, Javascript/HTML, and DNA, but you must be someone who loves writing elegant code in any language. Most importantly, you should be passionate about making biology the next engineering discipline. The 20th century was all about bits and the awesome technology of computers. The 21st century is all about atoms and the awesome technology of biology. Ginkgo is at the forefront of this revolution. Responsibilities Design tools and workflows for designing genes, metabolic pathways, and genome modifications Architect software layers to translate design and experiment requests by bioengineers to instrument instructions to assemble DNA, modify genomes, culture cells, and prepare assay samples Develop algorithms for data analysis of NGS and mass spec data Develop machine learning approaches to correlate experimental data with genetic designs of strains Develop data repositories that correlate genetic and phenotypic information for Ginkgo's growing collection of genetic parts and strains Desired Experience and Capabilities BS, MS or PhD in computer science with 5+ years of industry experience Proven track record in full stack development Familiarity with biology a plus Previous startup experience a plus Excited to work hand-in-hand with the foundry team to architect the next generation of foundry for engineering organisms To learn more about Ginkgo, check out some recent press: Ginkgo Bioworks Is Turning Human Cells into On-Demand Factories (WIRED) Can This Company Convince You to Love GMOs? (The Atlantic) Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Pour Into Hacking Microbes (Forbes) This food tech startup just raised $90 million to make it easier to invent new plant-based meats (Fast Company) We also feel it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry and it needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. We hope to continue to build a company whose culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with engineers from all walks of life. Making biology easier to engineer is a tough nut to crack – we can’t afford to leave any talent untapped. It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.
Ginkgo Bioworks Boston, MA, USA
Jan 10, 2020
Full Time
Conversion of CO2 to chemicals using bioengineered microbes, including research using engineered E. Coli, which does not naturally metabolize CO2. Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Ginkgo is constructing, editing, and redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more. Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing and building new organisms. Today, our foundry is developing over 40 different organisms to make different products across multiple industries. We're making the code base, compiler, and debugger for life. We're looking for Software Engineers who are interested in developing the organism design toolchain - the CAD, CAM, and CAT tools that will define how bioengineers design organisms at scale. Ginkgo's programming languages of choice are Ruby, Python, Javascript/HTML, and DNA, but you must be someone who loves writing elegant code in any language. Most importantly, you should be passionate about making biology the next engineering discipline. The 20th century was all about bits and the awesome technology of computers. The 21st century is all about atoms and the awesome technology of biology. Ginkgo is at the forefront of this revolution. Responsibilities Designing and implementing tools and workflows for genetic design of genes, metabolic pathways, and genome modifications Programming robots to assemble DNA, modify genomes, culture cells, and prepare assay samples Developing verification tools for strain construction Developing data analysis tools and workflows for processing and analyzing NGS and mass spec data Developing the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that enables bioengineers to use and reuse Ginkgo's growing repository of genetic parts and strains in their designs Desired Experience and Capabilities BS or MS in computer science or equivalent experience Loves to write elegant code Excited to work hand-in-hand with the foundry team to develop the next generation of foundry for engineering organisms To learn more about Ginkgo, check out some recent press: Ginkgo Bioworks Is Turning Human Cells into On-Demand Factories (WIRED) Can This Company Convince You to Love GMOs? (The Atlantic) Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Pour Into Hacking Microbes (Forbes) This food tech startup just raised $90 million to make it easier to invent new plant-based meats (Fast Company) We also feel it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry and it needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. We hope to continue to build a company whose culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with engineers from all walks of life. Making biology easier to engineer is a tough nut to crack – we can’t afford to leave any talent untapped. It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.
Ginkgo Bioworks Boston, MA, USA
Jan 08, 2020
Full Time
Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Ginkgo is constructing, editing, and redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more. Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing and building new organisms. Today, our foundry is developing over 40 different organisms to make different products across multiple industries. In the People Operations (PO) team, we propel this mission by helping to create the most effective team of GMO engineers the world has ever seen. Ginkgoneans are free to unleash their creative energies on engineering biology because we create a vibrant, supportive, and flexible environment where they can thrive. We are honored to be a trusted partner and resource for all of Ginkgo, and are working to construct a nimble recruitment pipeline that accelerates growth and enables strategic initiatives to take flight. We are looking for a senior leader in Talent Acquisition to help us attract and mobilize talent to Ginkgo. In this role, you will: Build talent pipelines to help us find the next members of our community. Develop and lead strategies for sourcing excellent candidates. Establish strong partnerships with colleges, conferences, external recruiters, job boards and software vendors. Orchestrate all stages of candidate experience--including application, interviews, communication, and hiring-- to be an energizing experience for all involved. Work with our Creative team to build and broadcast an authentic and compelling employer brand. Devise a strategy for recruitment events to build our brand and drive awareness. Work with the Diversity Council to help Ginkgo become an ever-more diverse, vibrant, and inclusive ecosystem. Assist company leaders in forecasting hiring needs based on our vision for Ginkgo 2020 and beyond. Prepare and oversee an annual recruitment budget. Manage our growing recruiting team, bringing out the best in each team member. Geek out on recruitment analytics, using them to understand and evolve our approach to recruiting at Ginkgo. Who you are: You have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. You have either worked extensively with scientists and engineers, or you have an educational background in science or engineering. This allows you to understand the distinctions between different roles and needs at Ginkgo, and find the right candidates for the right roles. You have 5+ years of recruiting or HR-related experience, preferably with at least three years of managerial experience. You have experience managing full-cycle recruiting and employer branding initiatives. You have a strong understanding of sourcing techniques and tools (e.g. social networks), and hands-on experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs) and HR databases. You are highly adaptable to changing priorities and can adeptly pivot to meet emerging business needs in a fast-paced environment. Your curiosity for new approaches and outlooks allows you to tailor your industry knowledge to create bespoke offerings that match Ginkgo’s culture. You are great at diagnosing problems using your critical thinking skills and driving innovative solutions. You are a strong communicator and are able to convey complex topics simply, clearly, and effectively to a diverse audience. You are devoted to mentoring and growing team members in order to bring out their best selves. You have a strong passion and drive for Ginkgo’s mission.
Ginkgo Bioworks Boston, MA, USA
Jan 08, 2020
Full Time
Drive the data strategy and lead the data efforts at Ginkgo as we address the world's challenges in therapeutics, hunger and sustainability. Ginkgo’s mission is to make biology easier to engineer. We design, build, and test organisms to address fundamental challenges the world is facing today. Ginkgo bioengineers use our foundry—a custom-built, centralized set of robotic lab equipment and software—to build the organisms that solve these challenges by making critical natural products, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, and more. Data science and analytics are crucial for us to leverage the data we create to generate biological knowledge. We are looking for an expert in biology, data and analytics to own our data strategy, create ontologies and drive the data engineering efforts to support our data scientists and analysts in their quest to engineer biology better. You will work with the rest of the company to prioritize the data initiatives. You will own the overall strategy and roadmap to ensure data is of high quality and available for analytics. Your team will define our data ontologies, and you will direct the Data Engineering team as they implement the data repositories, APIs and ETLs. In order to succeed in this role you need a biology background and be skilled at balancing priorities across multiple initiatives and stakeholders. You need experience in creating roadmaps, leading data engineering and analytics efforts, and building data ontologies. You will thrive if you are a self-starter motivated to bring organism engineering to new heights. Responsibilities Define, maintain and communicate Ginkgo’s Data Strategy, Data Curation Framework and Data and Analytics Roadmap Lead the creation and maintenance of Ginkgo’s Data Ontology Drive the Data Engineering Team’s efforts to create the technology necessary to implement the Data Ontology and provide APIs for analytics and data science Advise data scientists on strategies and models to leverage Ginkgo’s data to solve problems Champion and implement continuous process improvements to enhance productivity Desired Experience and Capabilities A B.S. or higher degree in molecular biology or a related field Industry experience with biotechnology, synthetic biology or related field Demonstrated ability to break down complex problems into actionable steps 5 years experience leading efforts on data warehousing, data marts or related technologies 5 years of experience defining, building and maintaining data ontologies 5 years of management experience Superb communication skills with all stakeholders Excitement to work with the best scientists and engineers to develop new data tools to solve never-before-seen scientific challenges
Ginkgo Bioworks Boston, MA, USA
Jan 08, 2020
Full Time
Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Ginkgo is constructing, editing, and redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe’s growing challenges in health,energy, food, materials, and more. Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing and building new organisms. Today, our foundry is developing over 40 different organisms to make different products across multiple industries. We’re looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented and customer-focused Operations Scheduler/Planner to provide service and support for Ginkgo Bioworks and all associated companies. Reporting to the Head of Infrastructure Operations,you'll play a crucial role in the efficient and effective delivery of projects and services to our team’s internal customers. We desire a team player who will effectively communicate and collaborate with Facilities Ops, Laboratory Ops, Project Management and EH&S team leads. The Operations Scheduler/Planner is responsible for routine system data entry including work orders, new equipment, equipment updates, maintenance tasks, new preventive maintenance plans, new preventive maintenance procedures, and other related information. Through the use of a computer-aided facility management software(CAFM), you will oversee, process and coordinate laboratory and facility work requests/project tasks. Responsibilities Maintain the computerized aided facility management system on a day-to-day basis, including: contacting vendors and scheduling service, coordinating service with end users, being the point of contact for technicians working on site, and processing all documentation with visit. Aid Operations team by providing technical support and training of CAFM system Review and enter technical data into the CAFM as required. Works cross functionally with site groups and within Infrastructure Operations. Team (Project Management/Planning, Facility Operations, Lab Operations and EH&S) assisting with planning and executing projects/tasks. Performs project management support and duties as needed. Oversees timely execution and compliance for related PM’s and assigned work orders ensuring a high degree of customer satisfaction. Prepares OKR and other CAFM related reports, such as audits, surveys and or performance metrics for Operations Management. Desired Experience and Capabilities Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering, scientific or related field. 5+ years of experience in facilities maintenance or relevant trade. Experience with R&D Laboratory environment. Strong human relations skills in communications and personnel management. Excellent computer skills in Smartsheets, MS Project, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Excellent multi-tasking skills, detail oriented, meeting expectations of multiple organizations and possess the ability to understand goal-driven deliverables. The ability to self-evaluate work for accuracy and completeness. Strong time management and organizational skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Competent project management skills. Additional Preferred Requirements (desired, but not essential) Knowledge of CAFM/ticketing work order systems. Comfort with Laboratory equipment and service assessment. We also feel it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry and it needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change.Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion in all of its practices,especially when it comes to growing our team. We hope to continue to build a company whose culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with engineers from all walks of life. Making biology easier to engineer is a tough nut to crack– we can’t afford to leave any talent untapped. It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.
Ginkgo Bioworks Boston, MA, USA
Jan 08, 2020
Full Time
Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Ginkgo is constructing, editing, and redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more. Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing and building new organisms. Today, our foundry is developing over 40 different organisms to make different products across multiple industries. We want to hire you because you believe that even though biology remains frustratingly unpredictable and we're only scratching the surface of what is possible, you can deliver an engineered organism to spec on time, no excuses. You believe this because you have successfully engineered an organism start to finish and it *worked.* This was a herculean task that took a team of highly trained PhDs years to complete. Using our high-throughput automated foundry for biological engineering, we want you to do that every 6 months. Responsibilities Designing strains to optimize production of cultured ingredients of interest Developing suitable cultivation conditions and assays for screening the performance of your microbes Testing the metabolic and physiological performance of your microbes Analyzing data to identify limitations and bottlenecks in the production of cultured ingredients e-designing strains based on the above Using complex software and leveraging high-throughput machinery to assist in strain construction Rolling up your sleeves, getting in the lab, and debugging any of the above as needed Desired Experience and Capabilities PhD or equivalent industry experience Previous success engineering at least one organism Can comfortably use software and automated workflows Deep understanding of microbial metabolism Prior experience with metabolic engineering of industrial yeasts, prokaryotes, and/or filamentous fungi a plus Prior experience in engineering secondary metabolism or natural products biosynthesis a plus