Research Scientist-Entomology

Career Opportunity - Research Scientist – Entomology

Renaissance BioScience Corp. is a leading global biological engineering company.  We believe biology can transform our world by creating the things we need in healthier, more productive, and sustainable ways. Using our proprietary biological engineering platform, we create transformative solutions to real-world problems in global industries like food and beverage, agriculture, chemicals, and healthcare.

Looking for scientists, entrepreneurs, and imagineers.

We spend our waking hours custom crafting microorganisms that help us feed and fuel humanity. 

Interested in joining us? Let's talk.

Our Employee Values:

  1. Communication = Open, honest, and effective communication is the cornerstone of how we work
  2. Teamwork = We are accountable individually and as part of a team. Every person—across all departments and levels—are valuable members of our team.
  3. Entrepreneurship = Our company is founded on an entrepreneurial mindset driving technological innovation in biology. Asking "what's possible", and questioning "what's not."

To help build our leading research and development team, we aim to hire smart people who are self-starters and results-driven. If you are a team player looking for an opportunity to grow your career in a fast-paced, rapidly growing life sciences company, please consider applying for the opportunity below today.

Position Summary

Renaissance is looking for a collaborative and detail orientated Research Scientist – Entomology to join our Research Team. This role will be based out of our offices located on the University of British Columbia’s main campus, in beautiful Vancouver, BC.  

Reporting to the Senior Scientist – Molecular Biology, the Research Scientist – Entomology will be responsible for carrying out assigned research projects with a focus on in-vivo assay development and implementation.  The primary responsibilities of this role are the design, set-up and execution of relevant insect-based in-vivo bioassays as functional outputs for RNAi effector production and delivery via yeast. Projects would be highly focused and based on the priorities of the team, with a strong emphasis on the development and implementation of a functional bioassay as soon as possible, with expansion into other relevant agricultural pest species thereafter. 

This role provides the opportunity to research an organism that has a massive impact on multiple industries.  This research forms a key component of our strain development pipeline for creating novel yeast biotechnologies used in agriculture and healthcare applications. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved with research that will be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as in patents.

Our ideal candidate is an independent thinker that thrives on creative problem solving and has a substantial background in insect bioassay development and implementation.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Education & Experience Required:

Position Details

This is a full-time, permanent role.  General workdays are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday; occasional evening and/or weekend work required to meet deadlines. 

How to Apply

Please email your resume and a brief cover letter indicating why you feel you are a fit for this role to Please indicate Research Scientist – Entomology in the subject line. We would like to thank all applicants who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, thank you.

About Renaissance BioScience Corp.

Renaissance BioScience Corp. is a privately held, global, industry leading biological engineering company based in Vancouver, Canada. Renaissance develops functional, market-ready microorganisms for the global food and beverage, agriculture, chemicals, and healthcare industries. The wholly owned commercial subsidiaries of Renaissance BioScience Corp. include Renaissance Yeast Inc., which commercializes H2S-preventing wine yeast; Renaissance Ingredients Inc., which commercializes acrylamide-reducing baker’s yeast; and Bright Brewers Yeast Inc., which commercializes beer yeast technologies. Detailed information about the Renaissance group of companies can be accessed