Primordial Genetics Inc (, a biotechnology company applying novel genetic technologies to develop superior enzymes and microbes for use in diverse industries, is looking for a full-time Senior Research Assistant.

Qualifications & Experience:
We are looking for a highly trained scientist who can advance our RNA and DNA manufacturing programs with a focus on evolving high-efficiency RNA and DNA polymerases.

Qualified candidates will have a BS or MS in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, or other Biological Sciences, and some post-graduate experience in laboratory research, preferably in industrial biotechnology R&D.

We are looking for candidates with experience in microbial genetics, strain construction, molecular biology techniques, and/or genomics.

Proficiency at the bench and love of hands-on laboratory work is essential; the ideal scientist will be highly creative in manipulating nucleic acids for the desired project outcomes.

The position requires deep molecular biology experience, including knowledge of a wide range of techniques including plasmid construction, molecular evolution, ultra-high-throughput screening, genomics, and protein expression/purification.

Candidates should have excellent communications, organizational, managerial, and record-keeping skills and/or aptitude.

They should be well versed in the Microsoft Office Suite, and sequence analysis programs.

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 enzymes and organisms, 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 and molecular evolution 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 wicked sense of humor and a love of fermented beverages.

About Primordial
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.

We offer our employees a comprehensive benefit package; Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Paid Time Off a generous number of stock options, and a dynamic start-up biotech environment with many opportunities for growth.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Individuals seeking employment at Primordial Genetics are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Primordial Genetics is located on the General Atomics campus in San Diego CA. The company has state-of-the-art laboratory and office space, IT infrastructure, and conferencing facilities. Primordial Genetics currently has 11 employees as well as a broad network of advisors and consultants.

If qualified and interested, please apply via LinkedIn, send your CV to, or apply on our Career page at