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Ginkgo Bioworks // expanding the role of biology
Engineering, Full Time    Boston, MA    Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2019
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Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer.  Ginkgo is constructing, editing, & redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe's growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, & more.  Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing & building new organisms.  Today, our foundry is developing over 40 different organisms to make different products across multiple industries.

Our team of Organism Engineers (OEs) is the core of Ginkgo's strain engineering platform. We believe biology is a unique engineering substrate that comes pre-loaded with startlingly brilliant code we didn't write.  Enabled by our high-throughput foundry, we study & design the most efficient way to create a new organism using the most advanced molecular biology techniques.  We also employ various -omics technologies for understanding, troubleshooting, & debottlenecking our designed systems. 

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Program Director to lead multiple teams in engineering both model & non-model Actinomycete strains for novel molecule discovery, as well as improving the efficiency of producing these molecules in commercial Actinomycete strains.  With your depth of experience in Actinomycete pathway analysis & strain construction, you will be responsible for leading projects tasked with both identifying novel metabolites & enabling their commercial production.  You will also be responsible for implementing new enabling technologies for Actinomycete metabolic engineering across the teams you lead & throughout Ginkgo's foundry.  Plus, as a technical leader in your field, you will use your expertise to interact with Ginkgo's analytical & synthetic chemistry functions as they identify & further improve these novel metabolites. 
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