Senior/Project Scientist - Microbial Formulations

Boston MA /
Bioprocessing /
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.


    • The Senior/Project Scientist is a highly collaborative leadership role that leverages expertise in chemistry and microbiology to deliver on microbial formulations objectives for Joyn Projects.


    • 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 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.