(Sr.) Scientist, mRNA Design

San Diego, California

Work Arrangement: In Office

(Sr.) Scientist, mRNA Platform Development
If culture and mentorship are your priorities – you’ve found your match. This pioneer company in Biotech is looking to support and promote a talented (Sr.) Scientist, mRNA Platform Development who will assist in advancing cutting edge immunotherapy and regenerative medicines. The ideal professional will have a strong background in mRNA design for UTR screening, as well as an eagerness to join and lead a tight knit, mutually supportive community of skilled experts.

What you will do:

  • Leads RNA platform development & evaluation
  • Designs & generates plasmid/mRNA constructs in-house or at CRO
  • Leads cross-functional evaluation of mRNA payload

Who you are:

  • Ph.D. preferred in molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry or a related field preferred with 1-5 years post-graduate experience in industry or Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent and at least 8 years of industry experience
  • Expert in RNA biology and mRNA design.
  • Expert in molecular biology techniques (cloning, PCR, qPCR, ddPCR, RT-PCR, NGS library generation, etc), and immunological characterization (flow cytometry, Western blot, ELISA, etc)

Why work here:

  • Generous PTO Policy: Happy, well-rested employees make for better teammates!
  • Mentorship culture where you can learn new skills, maximize your growth and leverage the knowledge of superiors.
  • Top-rated benefits package: includes full dental, vision and 401k matching.

What does this position pay?

  • Compensation is determined by several factors which may include skillset, experience level, and geographic location. The expected range for this role is $130k-$150k  per year. Please note this range is an estimate and actual pay may vary based on qualifications and experience. 

Please email your resume to sshields@provenrecruiting.com if you’d like to work alongside some of the finest scientists in the life sciences industry!
Note: We actively support and promote people of various backgrounds, from race, religion, gender to geographical area, university, lifestyle, and personality type. Proven Recruiting is minority-owned, majority women, and is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the broader community. Apply today!



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