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.
The AD&QC team provides Ginkgo with a vast array of analytical techniques to aid in the accurate and reproducible results needed for Ginkgo projects. The purpose of this team is to develop, qualify, utilize and transfer analytical methods for identifying, measuring, and confirming chemical and microbiological compounds of interest that ultimately ensure quality outcomes for our customers while providing defendable data for Codebase, Foundry and Deployment teams.
As an Analytical Development and Quality Control Intern you will work directly with scientists responsible for developing methods for measuring a variety of process parameters across Ginkgo Bioworks diverse array of products and industries. You will be able to directly contribute to analytical method development and alignment. You will work hand in hand with engineers and project team members in other departments to deliver impactful results that move the needle forward for Ginkgo’s many program teams and customers.
Possible Projects Include:
- Work alongside experienced scientists to transfer, execute, develop and/or compare analytical methodologies. Assist in creating or revising guidance documentation to more clearly describe these processes
- Improve or lead operational aspects of the laboratory (5S, analytical control storage and tracking, liaison for EHS, etc.)
The Ginkgo Bioworks Early Talent program is open to students who will return to their degree programs upon completion of their employment at Ginkgo. Candidates must be enrolled in a United States based institution and/or have work authorization in the United States to be eligible to participate.
- Learn, execute and/or develop analytical methods, focusing primarily on accurate and precise quantitation.
- Create, revise and follow SOPs and other guidance documents
- Assist with analytical technology transfer execution
- Maintain analytical instruments and associated maintenance logs, troubleshooting instrument malfunctions as needed
- Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program (current sophomore or junior at the time of application)
- Keen interest in analytical processes and instrumentation
- Aptitude for organization and tidiness with high attention to detail
- Positive, can-do attitude
- Strong verbal and written interpersonal skills
- Majoring in Chemistry (with preference for Analytical Chemistry) , Engineering, or Biology major
- Working knowledge of or hands-on experience with analytical chromatography and measurement techniques, such as LC-UV or GC FID
- Experience with analytical data analysis, interpretation and presentation
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.