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Associate Staff Scientist

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Location: Durham, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Bioscience R&D

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

The Scientific Affairs team provides technical and scientific guidance for pharma quality control industry projects that support or improve existing products, methods or techniques. The primary mission drivers for this team are to DEFEND, GROW, and DISCOVER using voice of customer.  These missions are delivered through advocacy, scientific engagement, education, and scientific content.


The Associate Staff Scientist’s responsibility will be to contribute technical expertise to the conceptualization, design and execution of high quality studies that will generate the necessary data to drive the department missions.



  • Assures good product development/support/continuous improvement by optimizing the use of technical resources in alignment with departmental goals. 
  • Helps to plan and design experiments using DOE and other advanced methodologies as appropriate based on project needs.  Interprets results and draws conclusions to continue the work or adapts design following correct design controls.
  • Ability to analyze data, draw sound conclusions and make recommendations
  • Communicates technical information internally and externally within the scientific community in order to benefit the company and its customers
  • Assists in writing marketing white papers and scientific publications, including posters at conferences and publications in peer reviewed journals.  May be asked to present at local and international scientific conferences.
  • Contributes to continuous improvement initiatives


Studies and Experience:

  • Degree in Microbiology, Biology, Molecular Biology or related field with:
    • Ph.D. + 2 years of relevant experience
    • M.S. + 3/5 years of relevant experience
    • B.S. + 5/10 years of relevant experience
  • Pharmaceutical or clinical microbiology education and/or lab experience
  • Experience with experimental design, design controls, and statistical analysis


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Scientific curiosity, creativity and flexibility are the keys of success for this position
  • Strong laboratory skills and preferably pharmaceutical/industrial microbiology
  • Knowledge of technologies outside traditional microbiology (i.e. solid phase cytometry, respiration, molecular biology)
  • Versatile, self-starter, with demonstrated ability to learn and work independently
  • Strong and diverse scientific experience
  • Enjoys working hands-on in the laboratory
  • Excellent problem solving skills and decision making ability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to write project reports and present to scientific meetings and customers


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BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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