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Senior Chemist

Location: San Jose, CA, 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.

Description

The Company

The world is facing a medical crisis, bacteria are increasingly evolving resistance to even our strongest antibiotics. The problem is already very real and immediate; for example, bloodstream infection leading to sepsis is now responsible for more than half of all deaths in hospitals and is the most expensive condition treated in hospitals. The sepsis mortality rate increases >6% every hour without effective antibiotic treatment. Yet, despite the life and death urgency, and healthcare cost impacts, current methodologies require 3 days to determine the correct antibiotic.

Specific Diagnostics, a bioMerieux company, has developed a breakthrough solution to rapidly determine the effective antibiotic treatment for the bloodstream and other acute infections. Used for bloodstream infection Specific’s solution provides results 2 days sooner (1 day vs 3 days).

We offer an opportunity to join us at an inflection point in our commercial growth, with our first commercial product being released new venture capital funding and recognition from major customers and government agencies fueling an expansion of our staff.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are currently seeking an experienced, thorough, and reliable Chemist to join our team. You will collaborate with our chemistry R&D department to develop or AST(Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing) sensor improve the performance ultimately providing an innovative and reliable product to our customers. We prefer candidates who have at least four years of professional lab experience with at least two in the biotechnology or medical device industry and who can work independently under tight deadlines.

 

 PRIMARY DUTIES

  1. Work in a cleanroom environment alongside manufacturing staff to conduct sensor development experiments
  2. Review experimental protocols and make revisions as necessary
  3. Operate test equipment for functional testing of chemical sensors
  4. Accurately record all experimental data as directed
  5. Ensure all samples are properly disposed of according to company and environmental policies
  6. Follow good safety and laboratory practices
  7. Perform lab maintenance activities as required
  8. Read and follow experimental protocols and make suggestions for improvements to procedure
  9. Prepare short progress reports and data summaries

 

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

Bachelor's degree in chemistry, analytical chemistry, Bioengineering or a related field
·      4+ years of experience in a laboratory setting
·      Biotechnology or medical device industry experience preferred
·      Experience working in regulatory environment preferred.
·      Solid working knowledge of analytical method development and validation
·      Attention to detail, able to quickly understand new concepts
·      Excellent communication and reporting skills
·      Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and databases
·      Fundamental application of statistics in handling scientific data a plus

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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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