Director of Business Development

Remote/Boston, MA
Product
Full-time

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 Bioworks, the Organism Company, is at the center of bringing biotechnology to new markets. As a part of our business development team, you will be scouting new areas where Ginkgo organisms are ripe to be a disruptive technology, talk to customers in those areas about Ginkgo and biotechnology in general, collect data, refine hypotheses regarding viable Ginkgo products, and ultimately building out a sales pipeline in identified market(s). You are excited by the prospect of being part of an important technology company that brings biology to customers in whole new ways.

Responsibilities

    • Applying Lean Startup approaches to identify new markets that Ginkgo should enter
    • Closing deals with customers in the identified markets

Requirements

    • Familiarity with Lean Startup approaches
    • Prior technical background in biology preferred
    • Prior startup experience a plus

To learn more about Ginkgo, check us out on Medium and BuzzFeed

https://medium.com/the-os-fund/a-new-era-of-industrial-engineering-using-biology-dd4571aa6d27

http://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemlee/this-startup-is-designing-yeast-to-make-brand-new-scents-fla#.ph2jnprJK

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. 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.