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Computational Synthetic Biologist
Design Team
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Dorchester, Boston, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Support Ginkgo's organism engineering teams with your technical expertise in genetics, designing megabases of DNA for each project
  • Design high-throughput experiments that leverage Ginkgo's foundry, with the goals of solving difficult biological obstacles and uncovering new design principles
  • Collaborate with stakeholders throughout Ginkgo to create next-generation synthetic biology tools - e.g. algorithms, data structures, predictive models, software pipelines, or experimental approaches - that yield step changes in our ability to engineer biological systems
  • Troubleshoot technically complex design problems, and propose solutions or experimental plans to resolve or correct for them
  • Maintain high-quality documentation of your work and discoveries, in the forms of written reports, technical presentations, electronic lab notebooks, internal database records, code comments, and software documentation
Desired Qualifications
  • PhD (or equivalent experience) in genetics, genomics, systems biology, biochemistry, computational biology, quantitative biology, or similar field; interdisciplinary work is strongly encouraged
  • 2+ years of professional experience (grad school counts) with engineering one or more bacterial, yeast, or filamentous fungal species; wet lab experience is a plus
  • Proficiency with at least one software programming language (Python preferred); knowledge of best practices for collaborative software development (version control systems, test-driven development, and good documentation habits) is preferred
  • First-hand technical experience in at least two of the following disciplines: bioinformatics, sequence analysis, comparative genomics, phylogenetics, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysis, statistics, probabilistic modeling, machine learning, population genetics, metabolic engineering, and quantitative modeling of biological systems
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the demands of multiple concurrent projects, and work efficiently in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Strong curiosity for, and comfort working in, areas of biology previously unknown to you (and, at times, unknown to your peers)
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