Primordial Genetics has ongoing microbial improvement efforts in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Escherichia coli as well as other yeasts and bacteria. If you are highly trained in bacterial or yeast genetics and are passionate about developing new technologies that can help us create the next generation of superior organisms, please feel free to contact us to inquire about our current opportunities. Preference will be given to team players with a sense of humor and a love of fermented beverages, individuals whose “purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset and the baths of all the western stars”.

We believe in creating a creative and nurturing environment that allows for constructive and productive interaction of talented people. Good people in a good company will ultimately create superior products that will make a positive contribution to our society and to the health of the planet.

Research Associate or Senior RA, Microbial Genetics (San Diego / La Jolla)

Primordial Genetics Inc (www.primordialgenetics.com), a biotechnology company developing and commercializing novel genetic technologies for microbial improvement and protein engineering, is looking for a full-time Research Associate or Senior RA for a full time role starting October 15th, 2018.

Qualified candidates will have a BS or MS in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology or other Biological Sciences. Post-graduate experience in laboratory research is preferred, ideally in industrial biotechnology R&D. The position requires skills in with a wide range of genetic and molecular techniques including strain construction, molecular biology techniques and genomics. Proficiency at the bench is a must, but we will consider candidates with a range of experience. Candidates should have excellent communications, organizational, managerial and record-keeping skills and/or aptitude. They should be well versed in computer use including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and sequence analysis programs with an emphasis on Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2.

The company is looking for highly motivated individuals who are passionate about developing new genetic technologies that can help us create the next generation of superior organisms and enzymes, and who feel comfortable working in a collaborative small-company environment. This brings with it the excitement of being part of a small, close-knit group, participating in cutting-edge genetic projects and having opportunities to contribute broadly to the company’s R&D programs, technology and business. The position will include some lab management. Preference will be given to team players with a sense of humor and a love of fermented beverages.

We believe in a creative and nurturing environment that allows for constructive and productive interaction between talented people. Good people in a good company will ultimately create superior products that will make a positive contribution to our society and to the health of the planet. Primordial Genetics is an equal opportunity employer.

Primordial Genetics is housed on the General Atomics campus at 3550 General Atomics Court, San Diego CA 92121. The company has state-of-the-art laboratory and office space, IT infrastructure and conferencing facilities. Primordial Genetics currently has 8 employees as well as a broad network of advisors and consultants.

If qualified and interested, please respond to this ad with a CV and a brief description of your background and professional goals in the body of the e-mail. Cover letters are not required and will not be read.