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Head of Biopharma
Updated on 3/30/2023
Dorchester, Boston, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Execution of existing biopharma programs to successfully meet all milestones and deliverables
  • Identifying and prioritizing scientific areas where Ginkgo's cell engineering platform can provide a differentiated advantage to potential collaborators' pre-clinical R&D efforts to advance cell therapies, gene therapies, and biologics
  • Launching and executing new internal cell programs to develop intellectual property to support expansion of Ginkgo's platform into new therapeutic areas with an eye to expanding Ginkgo's partnered biopharma portfolio
  • Build and manage a world-class scientific team in mammalian cell engineering
  • Partner with Ginkgo's leadership team to deliver on company objectives and key results
  • In collaboration with the board and executive team, assembling a scientific advisory board
  • Reporting to the board and executive team on biopharma portfolio progress against timelines and milestones
Desired Qualifications
  • Recognized scientific leader in biopharma pre-clinical research and development
  • Demonstrated track record of building and managing successful, high-quality teams
  • Deep connections to the heads of R&D at various biopharma and big pharma companies
  • Ability to lead teams across therapeutic modalities and disease areas
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to partner effectively with the executive team and cross-functional leaders throughout the company and communicate thoughtfully to diverse stakeholders, including collaborators' executive teams and the board
  • Experience in fast-growth companies a plus
  • Prior experience within a startup or entrepreneurial environment preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment, self-motivation, and drive, and enthusiasm about being a part of Ginkgo's mission
Ginkgo Bioworks

501-1,000 employees

Biological engineering products developer
Company Overview
Ginkgo Bioworks’ mission is to make biology easier to engineer. The company designs custom microorganisms for customers across multiple industries.
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Comprehensive health and parental leave benefits
  • Flexible work options
  • Commuter benefits
  • State-of-the-art labs, work spaces, and conference rooms
  • Competitive 401K contribution
Company Core Values
  • Fostering a diverse & inclusive environment
  • Promoting individual growth & career development
  • Encouraging creativity & innovation
  • Celebrating passion & drive
  • Keeping Ginkgo weird
  • Caring how our platform is used