The mission of Ginkgo’s mammalian team is to engineer new and innovative tools for gene and cell therapy. We are looking for biologists who can expand our expertise, set priorities, propose and execute experiments, organize and present data. Creativity and practical “get it done” energy in a truly interdisciplinary environment are requirements.
Significant experience with cell culture, in vitro modeling and analysis (e.g., qPCR, Luminex, flow cytometry)
Experience with the molecular biology of gene expression (e.g., enhancers, promoters, inducible transcription/translation), including vector design and construction
Experience with cell signaling, inflammation, or systems biology approaches a plus
Knowledge of lentiviruses, AAV, and packaging systems preferred
Experience with high throughput approaches and automation for pooled and arrayed screening preferred
Flexibility to share occasional weekend cell culture duties for this role is preferred
Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell therapy, genetics, or relevant field with 0-2 years hands on lab experience
Fluency in mammalian cell culture and transfection/transduction techniques
Experience with inducible/sensing systems preferred Ability to independently organize, communicate, and manage deliverables and timelines
Some experience translating data from in vitro experiments to in vivo study design is preferred
Mentoring generously, learning gracefully, daring solutions, and comfort working at the edge of the knowledge frontier are requirements for this position
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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.