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.
Ginkgo is seeking a highly motivated Director of Corporate Strategy. You will have a central role, working in partnership with executive leadership, to influence the direction of Ginkgo’s rapidly expanding operations. You must be a generalist who can work on whatever is the most important and impactful project at any time. Projects could include fundraising, acquisitions, investments, spin-outs, and joint ventures.
Due diligence in support of transactions
Deal execution from sourcing, negotiation, and closing
Help set the strategic direction for the company
Work across teams to ensure all parts of the organizations are aligned
Support data tracking, analysis, and modeling of operations to enable informed decision making
Desired Experience and Capabilities
PhD or equivalent industrial experience in synthetic biology, life sciences, or related field
5+ years experience in consulting, M&A, investment bank, or corporate strategy
Experience with complex deal structures
Excellent communication skills
Experience with financial modeling and analysis
Strong data driven analytical skills
Enthusiasm about advancing Ginkgo’s mission to make biology easier to engineer
Experience with working in a fast paced startup environment a plus
Organized and good project management skills
Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt quickly
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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.