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.


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

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  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—is a valuable member 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 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 Principal Scientist – Discovery Group, the Research Scientist – Entomology will be responsible for carrying out a wide range of 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 readouts for RNAi effector production and delivery via yeast. Projects are highly focused and based on the priorities of the group, with a strong emphasis on the continued development and implementation of our current bioassay and expansion into other relevant agricultural pest species over time.

As a leader on the Entomology Team, the Research Scientist – Entomology will be responsible for the management of junior staff members as well as collaborating with management and other departments. Additionally, there will be opportunities to develop and oversee a number of insect-based projects with industrial and academic partners.

This is a core role in our strain development pipeline for creating novel yeast biotechnologies used in agriculture and healthcare applications. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead and 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 is 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.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Renaissance is an Environmental Impact company whose bioengineering platform technologies develop innovative, market-ready, functional microorganisms that provide solutions to a broad range of health, environmental and industrial problems. Detailed information about the Renaissance group of companies is available at