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Research Associate I/II

Localisation: Salt Lake City, UT, États-Unis
Type de Contrat: Unfixed Term
Fonction: Bioscience R&D


Position Summary:


The Molecular Systems Research Associate I or II (RA I/II) position is a full-time, non-exempt position. This position is part of a team working on various laboratory procedures involving nucleic acid isolation methods and PCR under general guidance. This person will work closely with other research associates or scientists in the research lab. Additional duties include:

  • Performing general lab duties.
  • Creating an organized and productive research environment.
  • Designing and conducting experiments.
  • Collecting and analyzing data.
  • Keeping a detailed and accurate record of all work done per the Quality System.

This position requires basic laboratory technical and organizational skills, attention to detail, critical thinking, troubleshooting, and problem-solving. Previous lab experience is desired, but not required, and familiarity with nucleic acid extraction and PCR is a plus.


Other Responsibilities:


  • Performs all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of its Quality System.
  • Performs experiments using several different instruments produced by bioMerieux.
  • Responsible for research and/or development in collaboration with others for assigned projects.
  • Performs lab duties and experiments.
  • Collects and analyzes data relating to the assigned projects.
  • Contributes to project processes within his/her scientific discipline.
  • Contributes to creating protocols and writing reports for experiments.
  • Utilizes sterile techniques in a general and biosafety laboratory environment.
  • Must input detailed experimental designs, results, and conclusions in the laboratory notebooks.


Training and Education:


A B.S. in biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, or a related field is desired, but exceptional applicants with an Associate’s degree will be given consideration. 




0-2 years of experience in a laboratory setting or in a related area.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word. The ideal candidate will demonstrate skills in basic laboratory technician practices (pipetting, materials handling, contamination control). A basic understanding of PCR and nucleic acid extraction is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to safely lift and maneuver ~ 20 lbs.

Must maintain regular and consistent attendance

Must be able to work standing or sitting at a lab bench under a fume hood for upwards to 2 hours with appropriate personal protective equipment.

If unable to meet these requirements, reasonable accommodations will be made if supervisor is notified.

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