Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer.
At the heart of our foundry is high-throughput genetic engineering across multiple species, using state-of-the-art software and automation. To support these capabilities, we're looking for talented Lab Operations Associates to join our in-house Media Team, rotating your time between Ginkgo's Seaport and Cambridge locations. You'll be responsible for preparing different types of growth media and agar plates using sterile techniques. You'll also help to maintain accurate growth media inventories, as well as a safe, clean, and orderly work environment for all team members. With your experience working in fast-paced lab settings and performing various media formulation activities, your role will be critical to the success of our growing team.
Please note: this role is for an afternoon/evening shift which will be 12pm- 8pm. This may also require some weekend hours.
Preferred Capabilities and Experience
Ginkgo Bioworks is the organism company. We design custom organisms for customers across multiple markets. We build our foundries to scale the process of organism engineering using software and hardware automation. Organism engineers at Ginkgo learn from nature to develop new organisms that replace technology with biology.
Engineering biology isn't easy. It is frustratingly, painfully difficult. It's programming without a debugger, manufacturing without CAD, and construction without cranes. At Ginkgo we are building a team that can build debuggers, write CAD, and operate cranes. We are looking for the best engineers, scientists, and hackers.