Technical Alliance Manager

  • Joyn Bio
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Sep 30, 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. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing team with room for growth.


  • This position is responsible for managing relationships and commitments with Joyn Bio’s partners to advance the Joyn Bio R&D pipeline.


  • 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 meeting management.
  • Support Head of Alliance Management to ideate functional needs to support growth and scale.


  • Undergraduate degree in scientific discipline required.  Preference for MS/PhD in scientific discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the biotech industry, preference given to ag tech or biological engineering.
  • At least 1-2 years experience in technical alliance management.
  • Contract management experience or ability to read and interpret a contact with support from legal is required.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent communication and listening skills across all levels.
  • Organized with an ability to juggle multiple, competing priorities.
  • Driven with an ability to diplomatically navigate internal and external priorities to create consensus and maximize outcomes of partnerships.
  • Strong team player who can rapidly build positive relationships & proactively partner across teams.
  • Excitement to work in a fast-paced, small company environment with multidisciplinary teams.
OrganizationalThis position will report directly to the Head of Alliance Management. The position is preferably based at Joyn’s Boston, MA site, requiring up to 15% travel. The position will be 75% remote for the first 6-12 months

Organization Type



Food & Agriculture

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