Process Engineering Padawan (1 year paid internship)

Boston, MA
Internships and Co-ops
Intern

Ginkgo is building an industrialized foundry for organism engineering. With a single foundry capable of delivering many organisms to customers in many markets, Ginkgo is poised to lead the new generation of organism engineering companies. Already, our foundry is concurrently developing 10+ organisms across multiple species and products.

To realize our dream of building a next-generation organism company, each of these organisms needs to be deployed to customers. We are seeking a process engineer excited to tackle the ambitious challenge of transitioning multiple bioprocesses through scale up and commercial scale manufacturing of cultured ingredients with our customers. You can learn more about cultured ingredients at http://ginkgobioworks.com/markets/cultured-ingredients/

The ideal candidate is passionate about process development with a specific interest in downstream product recovery and purification.

Responsibilities

    • Assist with design and execution of laboratory and pilot scale experiments leading to definition of commercially viable process leveraging Ginkgo's engineered organisms.
    • Perform bench scale assays and proof-of-concept experiments
    • Research and summarize relevant topics for active work streams

Requirements

    • B.S. in chemical engineering or biotechnology
    • Enthusiasm for both research / computation and hands-on experimentation
    • Attention to detail and efficiency in a laboratory setting
    • Ability to function in a fast-paced start up environment
    • Excellent communication skills

To learn more about Ginkgo, check out some recent press:

http://www.wired.com/2015/11/move-over-jony-ivebiologists-are-the-next-rock-star-designers/

http://fortune.com/2015/07/23/ginkgo-bioworks/

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

http://www.fastcompany.com/3053065/most-creative-people/twist-bioscience-inks-deal-to-sell-100-million-pairs-of-synthetic-dna

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.