Scientist I, Molecular Biology

San Diego Area
Competitive salary & benefits
Oct 23, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Scientist I, Molecular Biology

Iridia is an emerging San Diego company bringing together DNA chemistry, electronics, molecular biology and nanofabrication technology to develop a revolutionary long-term data storage platform. Exciting, right?!

The Iridia Research Team is looking for a scientist with experience and expertise in molecular biology and biochemistry. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to apply your knowledge and abilities to the development of a transformational technology.

Job Summary:

  • A proven self-starter that can perform independent, well-controlled research as part of a multi-disciplinary technology development team, with a focus on molecular biology and biochemistry in a microfluidic environment.

Tasks and responsibilities:

•  Develop & implement DNA amplification strategies, including non-lamp isothermal amplification.

•  Integrate molecular biology protocols into microfluidic devices.

•  Troubleshoot and test developmental workflows.

•  Conduct cutting edge research under the supervision of the Director of Molecular Technologies.

•  Maintain records and prepare presentations for providing updates.

Preferred experiential background:

•   3+ years biotech industry experience (ideally in a start-up environment) with a background in molecular biology, biochemistry or biophysics. 

•  Experience in the development and application of isothermal amplification methods.

•  Knowledge of DNA amplification strategies, polymerases, nucleic acid modifying enzymes and analytical methods for molecular characterization. 

•  Expertise in microfluidics or nanotechnology is highly desirable.

•  Competence in computer skills including Microsoft Office.

•  Excellent troubleshooting abilities.

•   It is important that the successful candidate is self-motivated, dedicated, and enthusiastic, with the ability to effectively communicate with scientists from different disciplines.

Preferred educational background: 

  • An Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field with relevant post-doctoral experience.


If interested, please email your CV and cover letter to and reference "Scientist I Molecular Biology, Ref # SIMB18J23" in the subject line.

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