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Foundry Operations Engineer – Fermentation 124 views

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Boston, MA

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 organisms to make different products across multiple industries. 
To realize our dream of building a next-generation organism company, each of these organisms needs to be deployed to customers.  We’re seeking a Foundry Operations Engineer -Fermentation who is excited to tackle the ambitious challenge of transitioning multiple organisms from microtiter plates to bench-scale fermentation through scale-up and commercial-scale manufacturing of ingredients with our customers. 
With your strong passion for microbial fermentation and process development, you’ll work hand-in-hand with Ginkgo’s Fermentation Engineers to verify that Ginkgo organisms perform to spec for customers.  
Please note that anticipated hours are Thursday- Sunday OR Friday- Monday (4 days x 10 hour shifts) . Daily start time is flexible and can be discussed.


  • Execute fermentation processes across multiple Ginkgo organisms, with a focus on filamentous fungi, bacteria, and yeast as directed by senior engineers
  • Maintain responsibility for setup and breakdown of fermentation equipment
  • Aid in the preparation of media and other required reagents 
  • Collect and process samples
  • Enact basic lab maintenance, including stocking and equipment staging
  • Desired Experience and Capabilities

  • B.S. or equivalent experience with 1+ years relevant industry experience
  • Comfortable working with limited direct supervision
  • Knowledge of sterile technique
  • Experience with different fermentation platforms
  • Ability to work well with a team in a fast paced-environment
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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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