Research Associate
Primordial Genetics LLC - San Diego, CA

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Primordial Genetics LLC (, an early-stage startup biotechnology company developing novel genetic technologies for microbial improvement and engineering, is looking to hire a temporary full-time Research Associate / Senior Research Associate starting July 1 2013. The position is for 6 months with a possibility to extend if the company is successful in raising additional funding.

The position requires a BS or MS in Molecular Biology or other Biological Sciences and a minimum of 5 years experience in laboratory research, preferably in industrial R&D. Extensive experience with DNA purification, PCR, molecular cloning and next-generation sequencing is required. Candidates should have excellent communications and record-keeping skills and should be proficient in computer use including Microsoft Word and Excel and sequence analysis programs.

The company is looking for highly trained and motivated candidates who feel comfortable working in an early-stage startup 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 technology and business development.

Primordial Genetics is housed at one of the premier biotechnology incubators in the San Diego / La Jolla area. The facility is excellent for allowing small startup companies to develop and flourish. It has state-of-the-art laboratory and office space, IT infrastructure, conferencing facilities and access to business development and investment support.

If qualified and interested, please reply by e-mail or call Helge Zieler at 858-731-6793.