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 Scientist or Senior Scientist.

Qualified candidates will have an advanced degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, or other Biological Sciences. A PhD is preferred but we will consider non-PhD-level candidates with excellent track records in industrial R&D. 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.

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

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, Benchling 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.

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 of 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.