ysis of high-throughput experiments. We work in a broad range of application areas, including health, agriculture, specialty chemicals, and biosecurity.
Ginkgo recently announced a large partnership with Google Cloud to build a generative AI platform for engineering biology and for biosecurity. The Design Team is responsible for delivering best-in-class foundation and application specific models for design, analysis, and functional prediction of nucleic acid sequences, organismal phenotypes, and more.
Specific Role Description
As a Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI) Engineer on Ginkgo's Design Team, you will leverage Ginkgo's wealth of proprietary sequence and experimental data to design, train, and experimentally validate novel foundation and application-specific (https://e.g. fine-tuned) AI models for application to classification and design of genes, regulatory elements, multi-gene pathways, and even genomes. In addition, you will collaborate with experts throughout the organization to identify transformational opportunities for application of AI in genetic design, as well as in analysis of phenotypic data.
We have access to nearly limitless compute capacity: CPU, GPU, or TPU. In addition, you will have access to Ginkgo's experimental platform and resulting large datasets for generating and testing hypotheses using machine learning approaches as well as informing strategic training data acquisition.
The successful candidate will bring practical experience in modern AI/ML methods, creativity in solving problems at the intersections of scientific domains, a collaborative mindset, and enthusiasm for professional growth. We are looking for someone who is equally comfortable dreaming big as rolling up their sleeves and digging through the weeds.
Preferred Capabilities and Experience
Total compensation for this role is market driven, with a starting salary of $90K+, as well as company stock awards. Base pay is ultimately determined based on a candidate's skills, expertise, and experience. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental & vision coverage, health spending accounts, voluntary benefits, leave of absence policies, Employee Assistance Program, 401(k) program with employer contribution, 8 paid holidays in addition to a full-week winter shutdown and unlimited Paid Time Off policy.
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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, employment applicants, and EOE disability/vet.