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 Research Associate or Senior Research Associate.

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 with a wide range of genetic and molecular techniques is a must. Candidates should have excellent communication and record-keeping skills and should be well versed in computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, 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 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 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 9 employees as well as a broad network off advisors and consultants.

If qualified and interested, please send your CV to with a brief description of your background and professional goals in the body of the e-mail.