Ginkgo Bioworks is a publicly traded (NYSE: $DNA), high-growth biotechnology company based in Boston’s Seaport District, that is redesigning the living world to solve some of the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, material, and more. Our mission to “make biology easier to engineer” is poised to disrupt multiple industries by leveraging our innovative data, automation, and scale capabilities in biological engineering.
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have launched a new division: Concentric by Ginkgo. We firmly believe that testing is an essential requirement to re-open the economy as quickly and safely as possible. Concentric is the largest provider of K-12 COVID-19 testing. We currently run state-level K-12 testing programs in more than 10 states and some of the nation’s largest school districts. To date, Concentric has sequenced more than 10,000 samples from a variety of sample types, in support of public health. As we continue to scale Concentric by Ginkgo, our work is also evolving and expanding into new and exciting directions.
Identify, develop, and grow new USG or other Government opportunities in Biosecurity in coordination with Concentric’s Business Development team
Plan and implement business development strategy for portfolio of DOD and Fed Civ Government agencies
Build pipeline of qualified opportunities for portfolio of DOD and Fed Civ Government agencies
Serves as a subject-matter expert for portfolio agency and USG-Biosecurity funding within Concentric
Attends/speaks at industry conferences Coordinates Business Development related activities with other groups and functions across the organization
Supports proposal writing activities, including writing and reviewing content
Travels as necessary
Min of 2 years of USG-relevant experience (within USG, or supporting)
Understanding of the biosecurity and biotechnology industry and its applications
Understanding of USG agencies, including but not limited to DOD and other Federal Civilian contracting and decision making
Preferred Capabilities and Experience
5+ years experience in a National Security or DoD setting
Demonstrated ability to build and nurture a pipeline of qualified opportunities with Government agencies
Demonstrated ability to thoughtfully expand existing partnerships
Passion for collaboration and significant experience in relationship-building, and ability to leverage and convert market knowledge and relationships into business opportunities
Motivation and ability to innovate while working towards Concentrics 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 Concentrics mission
Knowledge of federal acquisition policies, processes, procedures, and contracting laws
Note on culture:
Concentric by Ginkgo is a high energy, positive and fast paced environment where new challenges and opportunities arise every day, so this opportunity is ideal for people who thrive in those kinds of environments, and for people who like lots of variety in their day. There are lots of opportunities to learn and grow. The team is motivated by doing high impact work in service to society. To get a sense of the culture at Ginkgo, read some articles in Grow by Ginkgo
, the company magazine we produce, which tells the story of synthetic biology in a Ginkgo-authentic way.
To learn more about Ginkgo, check out some recent press:
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.