Senior Scientist - Microbial Formulations/Bioprocessing

Boston, MA or Woodland, CA /
Bioprocessing & Formulation Development /
Joyn Bio is an ag-biotech company developing more sustainable ways to feed the world. Started by agriculture and synthetic biology leaders Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks, Joyn Bio is engineering beneficial microbes found in the environment to improve naturally occurring processes like nitrogen fixation. With exclusive access to Ginkgo Bioworks’ automated foundries for biological engineering and Bayer’s crop science expertise, Joyn Bio is delivering the scale and power of synthetic biology to agriculture. Joyn Bio brings together scientists with diverse backgrounds at its two sites in Boston, Massachusetts and Woodland, California to develop new microbial solutions that address growers’ biggest challenges. For more information please visit


    • The Senior Scientist will oversee a team developing formulations for agricultural microbes spanning two sites (Boston and West Sacramento) in a highly collaborative leadership role.


    • Work with cross-functional program teams to produce live microbial formulations for greenhouse and field evaluation
    • Work closely with the head of bioprocessing and formulation development to create a microbial formulations and scale up strategy for Joyn Bio, align with product concepts and project objectives, and drive the technical strategy on a day to day basis.
    • Establish and manage collaborations with Joyn Bio’s parent companies and additional 3rd party partner organizations.
    • Provide expertise and be a member of the formulations scientific community, helping to identify in-licensing opportunities and future partnerships, collaborations and contractors.


    • 5+ years of industrial experience in biological formulations, including successfully formulating industrial microbial products
    • Ph.D.  (or equivalent combination of degree and experience) in chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, or a related discipline
    • Prior supervisory and project management experience is required


    • This position reports into the Head of Bioprocessing.
    • This individual will be part of the Boston-based Bioprocessing and Formulation Development team.


    • This position will be based at our Boston, Massachusetts site and will require 5-10% travel.