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Senior Molecular Biologist

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories in Lansing, MI
Up to $100,000 a year - Full-time
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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories in Lansing, MI

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description


We are seeking a Senior Molecular Biologist to join our gene editing team


  • Designing, building, and expressing recombinant DNA and plasmid.
  • Carry out expression characterization in DNA and RNA.
  • Optimize plasmid incorporation and other desired properties into host silkworm eggs through targeted genetic modifications and other molecular engineering approaches.
  • Routinely track and document results in laboratory notebooks, databases, and technical reports.
  • Analyze, summarize, and present experimental results to manager and other team members.
  • Conduct experiments and analyze the results with accuracy and precision.
  • Supervise installation, maintenance, and operation of lab instrumentation.
  • Manage laboratory materials and resources.

Position Requirements:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genomics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or related field.
  • Extensive experience with general molecular biology and scientific research methods including; plasmid design and construction, DNA analysis, and gene modification.
  • Hands-on expertise with multiple gene editing methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage research projects.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in laboratory requirements as needed.
  • Successful candidates will have a solid work history with various molecular biology and genetic engineering techniques.
  • Ideal candidates will have working experience in the genetic editing of hard eggshell insects.

Salary Information

Salary Commensurate with Experience. Please provide a salary history.

Work environment is exciting and challenging.

This is a leadership position with a rapidly growing biotech company. This role with interface directly with executive leadership in both a business and technical capacity. This position will be responsible for executing the research agenda and leading laboratory operations.

About Us

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (Trading Symbol: KBLB) is a fully reporting biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of spider silks. Our investments in genetic research are targeted for product development and innovative near-term solutions to meet the practical problems of our world.

Our genetic engineering research has succeeded in developing what many considered to be the holy grail of material science: A practical and cost-effective technology for producing recombinant spider silk based fibers on an industrial scale. We are moving rapidly to commercialize our spider silk technology, which we believe will have a significant impact on the global textiles industry. At the same time we are continuing to work in cooperation with leading laboratories to create new stronger and more flexible spider silk based fibers with potentially broad applications for consumers and industry in the multi-billion dollar marketplace for textiles and performance polymers.

At Kraig, we are passionate about pioneering the research, development and commercialization of the next generation of high performance fibers based on genetic engineered spider silk. We are the world leader in our field of genetic research and product development.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Lansing, Michigan

Required education:

  • Master’s Degree

Preferred education:

  • Doctorate Degree

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to $100,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Master's (Required)

Work Location: In person