Senior Scientist/Engineer - Fermentation

Boston MA /
Bioprocessing /
Full-time
Job Title: Senior Scientist/Engineer - Fermentation
 
Joyn Bio is a joint venture between Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks dedicated to addressing unmet needs in agriculture by applying synthetic biology approaches to engineer microbes.
 
Objective:
 
The Senior/Project Scientist is a highly collaborative leadership role that leverages expertise in fermentation engineering and microbiology to deliver on microbial fermentation objectives for Joyn Projects.
 
Responsibilities:
 
·        Work closely with the head of bioprocessing and formulation development to create a strategy for fermentation research for Joyn Bio, align with product concepts and project objectives, and drive the technical strategy on a day to day basis.
·        Work with cross-functional program teams to carry out fermentations for greenhouse and field evaluation
·        Establish and manage collaborations with Joyn Bio’s parent companies and additional 3rd party partner organizations.
·        Provide expertise and be a member of the fermentation scientific community, helping to identify in-licensing opportunities and future partnerships, collaborations and contractors.
 
Training/Experience:
 
·        5+ years of industrial experience in industrial fermentation process development, including successful tech transfer to third party scale-up and manufacturing
·        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
·        Experience with both submerged and solid-state fermentation a plus
·        Ability to present complex results, both verbally and in writing, to a multi-disciplinary audience.
·        Ability to work in a fast-paced and cross-functional team environment
·        A passion for transforming agriculture with microbial solutions.
 
Organizational:
 
·        This position reports into the head of bioprocessing
·        This individual will be part of the Boston-based Bioprocessing and Formulation Development team.
 
Location:
 
This position will be based at our Boston, Massachusetts site and will require 5-10% travel.