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R&D Scientist

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.

 

Primary Purpose and Overall Objective of the Job:

Participate and assist in planning and conducting activities to develop new products or techniques / methods within R&D Microbiology in full compliance with current quality and safety standards.

Provide assistance and technical support for activities to improve or support existing products, methods or techniques.

 

Main Accountabilities:

  • Is responsible for performing activities related to product development and support, including experimental planning (at least for near-term activities) and execution as well as creation of detailed documentation.
  • May design experiments to optimize technical performance (conduct and analyze relevant bibliographic surveys to support this activity).
  • Creates and presents reports on conducted experiments in a prescribed format.
  • Is responsible for an accurate data analysis process as well as contributes to the interpretation of results together with team, and deduces further work to be carried out.
  • Contributes to the ongoing activities relative to laboratory operations. Contributes to continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Prioritizes activities to meet deadlines.
  • Handling of human blood and microbiological cultures, including bacteria, yeasts, moulds, Nocardia, and mycobacteria species using appropriate safety precautions
  • Compliance with established procedures, protocols, and GDP and quality standards

 

Experience and Qualifications:

  •  B.S. plus 1-3 years of relevant industry experience or a Master's Degree.
  • Possible fields of knowledge: Microbiology preferred, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
  • Experience working in a regulated environment (GMP)
  • Competence in aseptic technique and basic microbiology technique
  • Experience with Microsoft word and excel

 

Soft Skills:

  • Has good understanding of company products, methods and techniques
  • Achievement Orientation, analytical thinking, flexibility, information seeking
  • Teamwork and collaboration, establishing and sharing knowledge

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).

 

 

 

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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