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Strain Engineer, Gingko Bioworks (Boston, MA)

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.
We are looking for highly talented and motivated strain engineers (sometimes called Research Associates elsewhere) to join our development processes, including strain design, DNA/strain construction, evaluation of strain performance, and pathway optimization and troubleshooting.


    • Genetic designing of strains to optimize production of cultured ingredients
    • Strain engineering to optimize production of cultured ingredients
    • Developing suitable cultivation conditions and assays for screening the performance of your microbes
    • Testing the metabolic and physiological performance of your microbes

Desired Experience and Capabilities

    • BS with 2-5 years relevant experience, or MS equivalent
    • Prior experience with metabolic engineering of industrial yeasts, prokaryotes, and/or filamentous fungi a plus
    • Prior experience in engineering secondary metabolism or natural products biosynthesis a plus



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