Director of Business Development - Strain Improvement

Remote/Boston, MA
Product
Full-time
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 the business development lead within the Strain Improvement business unit, you will be introducing our technology to new companies every day. You will be speaking at industry conferences and helping educate customers about how Ginkgo’s highly-automated foundry speeds strain improvement compared to traditional strain selection approaches.

You don't need to be an expert in biotech, but you are excited about the opportunity to maximize the application of Ginkgo’s biotechnology in existing markets. You have a strong background and good relationships in cost-sensitive market sectors that leverage fermentation technologies, such as commodity chemicals, food and feed ingredients, and/or fuels. You are excited by the chance to build an important technology company from the ground floor.

If this describes you well and you feel up to the challenge, please apply!
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.