Director of Corporate Strategy

Ginkgo Bioworks, Boston, MA


Duration: Full-Time

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.

Ginkgo is seeking a highly motivated Director of Corporate Strategy. You will have a central role, working in partnership with executive leadership, to influence the direction of Ginkgo's rapidly expanding operations. You must be a generalist who can work on whatever is the most important and impactful project at any time. Projects could include fundraising, acquisitions, investments, spin-outs, and joint ventures.


  • Due diligence in support of transactions
  • Deal execution from sourcing, negotiation, and closing
  • Help set the strategic direction for the company
  • Work across teams to ensure all parts of the organizations are aligned
  • Support data tracking, analysis, and modeling of operations to enable informed decision making

Desired Experience and Capabilities

  • PhD or equivalent industrial experience in synthetic biology, life sciences, or related field
  • 5+ years experience in consulting, M&A, investment bank, or corporate strategy
  • Experience with complex deal structures
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with financial modeling and analysis
  • Strong data driven analytical skills
  • Enthusiasm about advancing Ginkgo's mission to make biology easier to engineer
  • Experience with working in a fast paced startup environment a plus
  • Organized and good project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt quickly

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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.

About Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo Bioworks is the organism company. We design custom microbes 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.

Want to learn more about Ginkgo Bioworks? Visit Ginkgo Bioworks's website.