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Ginkgo is a publicly-held, well-funded, high-growth biotech company that is redesigning the living world to solve some of the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more.
Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer.  Ginkgo is constructing, editing, and redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more.  Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing and building new organisms.  Today, our foundry is developing over 40 different
As a Pharma Business Development team member, you will be a core part of the Commercial team at Ginkgo. The business development team is an integral part of a cross-functional team including deal transaction team, IP and legal team, to help develop and deliver deals that reflect the business objectives. This role will be a critical part of growing Ginkgo’s partnerships and impact within therapeutics. 
The role will report to the Senior Director of Pharma BD and will work with a cross-functional team comprising business development, deal transaction, IP, legal, and technical program teams throughout all aspects of the proposal and contract execution periods. 
Title/level will be determined by education and experience.


  • Seek new partnership opportunities with companies in coordination with Ginkgo’s broader business development team
  • Lead collaboration discussions and deal negotiations with potential partners
  • Develop and maintain relationships with potential partners
  • Lead market landscape assessments including key market needs and current participant capabilities across therapeutic modalities to shape the strategy and identify new business opportunity areas for partnerships
  • Shape the commercial strategy across Therapeutic and vaccine applications 
  • Collaborate with business development, Growth and Creative teams to develop externally focused messaging for conferences and partnering discussions
  • Travel as necessary
  • Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, and/or science
  • Title/level will be based on your experience and education
  • Must have business development experience in therapeutics
  • Strong analytical skills, with an ability to develop fact-based and informed opinions
  • Understanding of the synthetic biology and biotechnology industry and its applications
  • Ability to understand different parts of the Ginkgo platform and pitch new applications in therapeutics and vaccine markets that could benefit industry
  • Passion for collaboration and significant experience in relationship-building, and  leveraging and converting market knowledge and relationships into business opportunities 
  • Motivation and ability to innovate while working towards Ginkgo’s goals
  • Excellent communication skills, emotional intelligence and an ability to work across organizational boundaries
  • Eagerness to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment and enthusiasm to be a part of Ginkgo’s mission
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    We also feel that it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry, and that needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with people from all walks of life.  
    We’re developing a powerful biological engineering platform, so we must remain mindful of the many ways our technology can – and will – impact people around the world. We care about how our platform is used, and having a diverse team to build it gives us the best chance that it’s something we’ll be proud of as it continues to grow. Therefore, it’s critical that we incorporate the diverse voices and visions of all those who play a role in the future of biology.
    It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.
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