Field Scientist

  • Joyn Bio
  • Woodland, CA, USA
  • Aug 01, 2020

Job Description

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.


  • 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.


  • 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 research organizations (CROs) to complete required tasks.


  • M.S. in Agronomy, Biology, Natural Science, or related fields, with a few years of industry experience or a B.S. with 10 years of field experience are required. 
  • An individual with field experience, working with row crops, corn, soybean is strongly preferred.


  • A highly motivated individual with good communication and ability to work independently without constant supervision is highly desirable. 
  • An agricultural background, understanding of farming and farm machinery is preferred. 
  • Organizational and time management skills to handle multiple tasks and priorities, and meet deadlines with accurate, quality, and professional results.
  • Ability to communicate, read, and interpret protocols and to carry out tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional and cross-cultural teams to achieve common goals.
  • Proficient in the use of computers with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Software, Excel Spreadsheet.
  • Being detailed oriented with the ability to collect accurate data in the field is essential.
  • An agricultural background and willingness to spend his/her summer days outdoors are a preferred.


  • This position reports to the Entomology Scientist/Field Manager.
  • This individual will be part of the Woodland California Plant Science team.
LocationThis position will be based at our Woodland, California site and will require 10-20% travel. 
Joyn Bio is committed to treating all applicants fairly without discrimination. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law.

Organization type



51-200 employees  


Food & Agriculture

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