Director of Business Development

Remote/Boston, MA
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.

As a part of our Business Development team, you will be scouting new areas where Ginkgo organisms are ripe to be a disruptive technology, talking to customers in those areas about Ginkgo and biotechnology in general, collecting data, refining 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.


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


    • Familiarity with Lean Startup approaches
    • Prior technical background in biology preferred
    • Prior startup experience a plus
To learn more about Ginkgo, check out some recent press:
Ginkgo Bioworks secures $275 million in Series D, valuing the company at over $1 billion (TechCrunch)
Can This Company Convince You to Love GMOs? (The Atlantic)
Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Pour Into Hacking Microbes (Forbes)

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.