Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Clinical Affairs
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 Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Affairs departments are responsible for performance assessment and validation of molecular in vitro diagnostic products for global regulatory registrations.
The Research Associate I/II is a technical hourly position with laboratory responsibilities. The RA II works to meet deadlines in a dynamic environment and has the temperament to operate proactively and collaboratively in a team in support of FDA and other regulatory submissions. 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 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 BioFire. A Research Associate I may receive general or detailed instruction and supervision on routine work, and detailed instruction and supervision on new procedures and assignments. A Research Associate II will normally 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.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Training and Education
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in science. Alternately, a minimum of two years of undergraduate education in a scientific discipline with at least five years of relevant laboratory experience and thorough knowledge of basic chemistry, microbiology and/or molecular biology principles.
RAI: 0-2 years experience in a laboratory setting or related biological or health care discipline.
RAII: 2-5 years of experience with laboratory techniques. Experience in molecular techniques relevant to real-time PCR and sequence analysis; microbiology training and familiarity with Biosafety Level 2 practices are a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must demonstrate skill in laboratory practices (pipetting, biological and chemical material handling, sterile technique and contamination control, concentration and statistical calculations, and accurate record-keeping).
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
Must be able to safely lift and maneuver 40lbs. Must have sufficient manual and visual dexterity for standard laboratory practices (e.g. pipetting, microcentrifuge tube capping/uncapping, syringe manipulation, etc.; reasonable accommodations are applicable). Able to wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) and work at a Biosafety Cabinet in a Biosafety Level 2/2+ laboratory environment. Must maintain regular and consistent attendance.
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).