Scientist - Protein Engineering
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 Scientist - Protein Engineering role is a highly collaborative position that leverages synthetic biology and high throughput protein engineering tools to deliver upon microbial engineering objectives for Joyn Projects.
Work closely with payload team lead to deliver upon team objectives, particularly in protein engineering. Develop strategic, high throughput protein engineering workflows to address the needs of both platform and project teams. Implement and execute upon protein engineering technical strategies on a day to day basis.Interact with Program Teams to ensure that key stakeholders are aligned across the project.Master Ginkgo software and Foundry usage for experiment/sample planning, tracking, and storage.Draft and manage Technical Project Plans in collaboration with Joyn’s Computational Biology & Data Science and Bioprocess & Formulation Departments, as well as with Ginkgo Bioworks Foundry Personnel. Collaborate across Joyn Bio platforms in order to drive engineering projects forward.Expected to spend up to 70% of the time in the wet lab, and 30% of the time managing projects and developing new approaches.
Ph.D. (or equivalent combination of degree and experience) in protein engineering, biochemistry, microbiology, or a related discipline.3+ years of post-graduate experience in protein engineering, industrial experience a plus.A proven track record of functional protein improvement via engineering and/or evolution.Experience with protein modeling and computational approaches is a plus.Experience with high throughput engineering/evolution approaches (mutation libraries, phage display, etc.) is a plus.
This position reports into the Payload Team Lead.This individual will be part of the Boston-based Microbial Engineering team.
This position will be based at our Boston site and will require 5-10% travel.