Location: Salt Lake City, UT, 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 Molecular Biology Research and Development Department is seeking a research associate to work with department scientists and staff on the design, development, verification, and technical support of molecular in vitro diagnostic products for infectious diseases.
The Research Associate I is a technical, hourly position with laboratory responsibilities. The RA I works to meet deadlines in a dynamic environment and has the temperament to operate proactively and collaboratively in a team in support of research and development activities. Tasks will focus on molecular and microbiological experiments and procedures (e.g. nucleic acid extraction, serial dilution, PCR, bacterial and fungal culture, etc.) with associated collection, analysis, verification and recording of data in accordance with established protocols and work instruction documents, regulations, safety requirements, and the quality system. Work is primarily collaborative and requires the ability to effectively and respectfully communicate and coordinate with peers and supervisor(s).
The position requires basic proficiency in laboratory technical and organizational skills, attention to detail, critical thinking, troubleshooting and problem-solving, data analysis, sequence analysis, and a dedication to the mission and goals of the department and bioMerieux. A Research Associate I will work collaboratively with other Research Associates, self-direct on routine work with no or minimal instruction and supervision, and will operate with general or detailed instruction and supervision on new procedures and assignments.
Training and Education:
A bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in science is preferred. Alternately, candidates with a minimum of two years of undergraduate education in a scientific discipline with at least two years of relevant laboratory experience and thorough knowledge of basic chemistry, microbiology, and/or molecular biology principles may also be considered.
This is an entry-level role. No previous experience is required; however, previous experience in a laboratory setting or related biological or health care discipline is preferred. Experience with molecular laboratory techniques, including real-time PCR and sequence analysis; microbiology training and familiarity with Biosafety Level 2 practices are a plus
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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