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Strategy & Corporate Development Intern at Zymergen

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Employer: Zymergen

Expires: 04/01/2020

At Zymergen, our mission is to create a vibrant, sustainable future through biology. We have developed a platform with biotech capabilities to create new specialty molecules that were previously not available or practical through traditional petrochemical based chemistry. Zymergen has demonstrated the promise of its platform to produce both new and known molecules through chemistry and bio-engineering to deliver unique specialty materials. We are passionate about advancing technologies through the innovative use of biology.  Zymergen’s Strategy and Corporate Development team partners with Zymergen’s CEO and CFO to craft the company’s long-term strategy and execute on special projects critical to its success. Our portfolio covers strategic planning, fundraising, partnerships / M&A and investor relations. Strategy and Corporate Development interns will gain exposure to business strategy and managerial decision-making in a fast-paced start-up environment with an all-star team of former consultants and investors.Apply today to help Zymergen realize the future of technology, biology, automation, and computation.Job Description and Focus AreasThe experience can be tailored to the intern’s experience and interests, but interns will be expected to scope and execute on one major project over the summer that delivers value to Zymergen culminating in a presentation to the Executive Team. Areas of focus may include:Developing investment theses and identifying targets for acquisition / partnershipsPitching and managing a major internal strategic initiatives (e.g. operational improvement, commercial strategy or platform development)Deep dives on specific markets or technical fields of-interest to Zymergen and developing proposals for how to capture valueQualifications/ExperienceCandidates currently pursuing an MBA or Master’s degree in biology, chemistry, engineering, data science or other quantitative discipline with one or more semesters/quarters remaining after the internship concludes. Candidates should have a working proficiency in financial modeling in Excel, developing professional Powerpoint presentations, and presenting to senior leadership. Ideal candidates would be well-versed in both business and science (e.g. STEM major, or working experience in a highly technical field). Prior experience or a strong interest in consulting or investing is beneficial, but not required. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.Founded in 2013, Zymergen is a science and material innovation company rethinking biology and reimagining the world. A World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, Zymergen partners with nature to create never-before imagined materials and products across industries – from agriculture to consumer electronics, personal care to pharmaceuticals, and more. The company’s materials are in use today, creating value for Fortune 1000 companies and major corporations across the globe. Our clients have sold over $1 billion worth of products using Zymergen microbial strains. For more information visit: