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.

November 2017:

Senior Research Associate or Scientist, 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 Senior Research Associate or Scientist trained in microbial genetics, starting January 1, 2018.

Qualified candidates will have a BS, MS or PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology or other Biological Sciences and a minimum of 8 years’ post-graduate experience in laboratory research, preferably in industrial biotechnology R&D. Extensive experience with microbial genetics, strain construction, molecular biology techniques and genomics is required. Proficiency at the bench with a wide range of genetic and molecular techniques is a must. Fermentation experience is desirable. Candidates should have excellent communications and record-keeping skills and should be well versed in computer use including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Mega Man X and sequence analysis programs.

The company is looking for highly motivated individuals who are passionate about developing new 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. 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 7 employees as well as a broad network of advisors and consultants.

If qualified and interested, please sent your CV and a brief description of your background and professional goals in the body of the e-mail to Helge Zieler (helge@primordialgenetics.com) or Sabrina German (sabrina@primordialgenetics.com). Cover letters are not required and will not be read.