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, we must ensure that quality is maintained during all stages of our projects, through to the successful deployment of our organisms and processes. Therefore, we’re seeking a QA/QC Engineer with chemical laboratory experience to help define product specification and maintain a Quality Management System. Plus, you’ll ensure that Ginkgo, our customers, and our contract manufacturers have the necessary methods and processes in place, so that we maintain compliance across any required regulatory standard and consistently meet the defined product and process specifications.
Develop, validate, and execute analytical methods, focusing primarily on accurate and precise quantitation
Perform QA/QC data collection, data integration, and data archiving, with the use of Ginkgo’s proprietary LIMS (laboratory information management system)
Lead incoming and outgoing tech transfers, including validation, interacting with customers and CMOs, and SOP generation
Monitor, analyze, and characterize in-process and finished product samples
Support the analysis of pilot and commercial scale fermentation and downstream processing, as well as the validation of process performance at key project stages during lab-scale development
Maintain analytical instruments and associated maintenance logs, troubleshooting instrument malfunctions as needed
Design and execute stability studies, provide stability assessments, and inform specification changes and investigations as appropriate
Support quality compliance in Ginkgo’s Clinical Laboratory, including developing SOPs and other guidance documents for quality assurance, and assisting senior QA members in document control and review, as needed
Desired Experience and Capabilities
BS in chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field with 1-6 years of industrial experience; OR Ph.D.
Hands-on experience in or working knowledge of analytical testing using GC, GCMS, HPLC, LCMS, FTIR, UV-Vis, and/or NMR
Ability to work well within a team in a fast-paced environment, and balance multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent communication, problem solving, and data analysis skills
Knowledge of technical and quality requirements in the manufacturing of biotech products, including familiarity with GMP, HACCP, or CLIA requirements a plus
Experience performing QC review (document verification and audit trail review) a plus
To learn more about Ginkgo, check out some recent press:
Ginkgo Bioworks CEO on scaling up Covid-19 testing: ‘If we try, we can win’ (CNBC)
Ginkgo raises $70 million to ramp up COVID-19 testing for employers, universities (Boston Globe)
Ginkgo Bioworks Redirects Its Biotech Platform to Coronavirus (Wall Street Journal)
Ginkgo Bioworks Provides Support on Process Optimization to Moderna for COVID-19 Response (PRNewswire)
The Life Factory: Synthetic Organisms From This $1.4 Billion Startup Will Revolutionize Manufacturing (Forbes)
Synthetic Bio Pioneer Ginkgo Raises $290 Million in New Funding (Bloomberg)
Ginkgo Bioworks raises $350 million fund for biotech spinouts (Reuters)
Can This Company Convince You to Love GMOs? (The Atlantic)
We also feel it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry and it needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. We hope to continue to build a company whose culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with engineers from all walks of life. Making biology easier to engineer is a tough nut to crack – we can’t afford to leave any talent untapped.
It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.