Senior Scientist
RNA and Biologics Analytics
Posted on 4/3/2024
Ginkgo Bioworks

1,001-5,000 employees

Engineering biology for diverse commercial applications.
Company Overview
Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc. stands out as a leading bioengineering company that leverages advanced biological manufacturing technology to design and optimize a wide range of commercial products, from vaccines to sustainable fashion materials. The company's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) fosters a unique and inclusive culture, promoting a diverse workforce that contributes to its success. Furthermore, Ginkgo's ability to engineer biology for equitable distribution of benefits positions it as a key player in various industries, including healthcare, agriculture, and fashion.
Consumer Goods
Food & Agriculture
Biotechnology

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$2.4B

Founded

2009

Headquarters

Boston, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

5%

1 year growth

8%

2 year growth

62%
Locations
Massachusetts, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
CategoriesNew
Bioinformatics
Computational Biology
Genomics
Biology & Biotech
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field with over 7 years of relevant experience, a Master's degree with at least 5 years of industry experience, or a Ph.D. with a minimum of 3 years of industry experience.
  • Extensive expertise in RNA, protein, and peptide analysis particularly in biopharmaceutically relevant contexts.
  • Proficient in a wide range of analytical assays, with a strong focus on LC-MS, capillary electrophoresis and HPLC (essential).
  • Skilled in analyzing and interpreting various forms of written material, including tables, spreadsheets, and both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Proven ability to produce and communicate clear and concise reports and presentations.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, ensuring fast turnaround times to meet project deadlines.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage tasks efficiently.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication abilities.
  • Excellent collaborative skills and adeptness at working in a fast-paced setting.
Responsibilities
  • Enhance current and contribute to the validation of novel approaches utilizing HPLC, mass spectrometry, and electrophoretic techniques for the comprehensive characterization of RNA and other macromolecules of interest
  • Participate in comprehensive inquiries, involving the evaluation of alternative methods, understanding the stability of RNA, proteins, and peptides, and analyzing impurities.
  • Optimize and validate analytical and bioanalytical methods for the characterization of RNA molecules, including but not limited to purity, identity, integrity, and stability assessments.
  • Perform routine and non-routine analytical testing to support process development, formulation, and manufacturing activities.
  • Analyze and interpret analytical data, and prepare comprehensive reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends and technologies in RNA analytical development and incorporating best practices into laboratory workflows
  • Champion high throughput analytical testing approaches via the use of automation and robotics. Provide feedback and requirements to expand and improve upon software/data tools.
  • Participate in laboratory maintenance activities, including equipment calibration, troubleshooting, and inventory management
  • Work with other team members to drive standardization, quality processes, and documentation toward improving our analytical infrastructure.
  • Provide training and mentorship to junior scientists as required. May have formal people management responsibilities.