Research Associate Contractor

Boston MA /
Microbial Engineering /
Full-time
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks dedicated to addressing unmet needs in agriculture by applying synthetic biology to engineer microbes.

Objective

    • The Contractor Research Associate will be working with the Microbial Engineering team and will leverage synthetic biology and biological engineering approaches to engineer microbes for sustainable agricultural products.

Responsibilities

    • Generate, characterize and screen engineered microbial strains based on, but not limited to, microbiological, enzymatic, and in-vitro assays
    • Work collaboratively across Joyn Bio departments and the Ginkgo Foundry to deliver upon microbial engineering objectives.
    • The contract position requires at least 85% of the time spent at the laboratory bench, and 15% of the time documenting and managing projects

Training/Experience

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s (or equivalent experience) in biochemistry, synthetic biology, molecular biology, microbiology, or a related field is necessary
    • At least 1 year of industry experience is recommended
    • Experience with molecular biology, particularly cloning, is preferred
    • Excitement to learn new techniques and own routine assay execution is essential
    • Prior experience running protein assays is a plus
    • Strong communication and collaborative skills are required

Organizational

    • This is a 6 month contract position through a partner agency
    • This position will report to a Project Lead Scientist in Microbial Engineering
    • This individual will work with the Boston-based Microbial Engineering team
    • This individual will collaborate with Joyn Bio Departments across sites, as well as Ginkgo Bioworks Foundry teams