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Director, Corporate Development

Company: Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 mission to "make biology easier to engineer" is poised to disrupt multiple industries by leveraging our innovative data, automation, and scale capabilities in biological engineering. -Ginkgo recently raised $1.6B going public and a major use of proceeds is a much more aggressive merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy. -To support this strategic initiative, we're looking for a collaborative and resourceful Director of Corporate Development to join our team and help drive our M&A efforts. -Ginkgo is building the industry-standard platform for synthetic biology across all end markets, and this role will be focused on helping to accelerate our initiatives in certain of those markets, strengthen our technology portfolio, and continue to build a world-class team. Specifically, you'll oversee deals from start to finish, helping source and drive diligence and robust integration planning to ensure these deals drive lasting value at Ginkgo. To learn more about Ginkgo, check out some recent press:What is it really like to take your company public via a SPAC? One Boston biotech shares its journey (Fortune)Ginkgo Bioworks resizes the definition of going big in biotech, raising $2.5B in a record SPAC deal that weighs in with a whopping $15B-plus valuation (Endpoints News)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 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.

Keywords: Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc., Boston , Director, Corporate Development, Executive , Boston, Massachusetts

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