Senior Scientist 1


Updated on 5/17/2024

Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo Bioworks

1,001-5,000 employees

Biological engineering for diverse commercial applications

Consumer Goods
Food & Agriculture


Massachusetts, USA

  • BS + 8 years, MS + 6, or PhD + 3 years of relevant experience in relevant field (e.g., Biology, Biosecurity, Biomedical Engineering, Laboratory Sciences)
  • NGS and PCR assay development experience
  • Proven management experience (both external and internal)
  • Experience with physical product validation for Biosecurity/pathogen surveillance
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Experience in generating and interpreting data from multiple sequencing platforms
  • Experience with tech transfer and scale up
  • Successful proposal writing experience and familiarity with governmental funding agencies
  • Develop and perform experiments supporting research and development including assay development for PCR and sequencing and method development of various sample collection and extraction methods
  • Analyze and interpret experimental data
  • Design, perform, and document validation studies
  • Lead execution of Biosecurity R&D pilot projects
  • Provide technical expertise to program teams
  • Manage lab activities and train junior staff members
  • Work closely with physical product R&D team to test and validate prototypes
  • Effective project management of internal and external R&D projects
  • 5% travel

Ginkgo Bioworks is a leader in the field of synthetic biology, using advanced bioengineering techniques to enhance product development across diverse sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, and sustainable materials. With a focus on enzyme and protein services, metabolic engineering, and strain optimization, this company provides a robust platform that enables the engineering of biology to solve real-world challenges. This collaborative and forward-thinking environment makes it an excellent place for professionals who are passionate about using biology to drive innovation and sustainability in industry.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Boston, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



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