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Senior 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.

Position Summary:

  • Participate and assist in planning and conducting activities to develop new products or methods/techniques within BioMerieux Clinical Microbiology product portfolio in full compliance with current quality and safety standards
  • Provide technical assistance for activities to improve or support existing products, methods or techniques.


Main Accountabilities:

  • Perform routine analytical testing & develop analytical methods based on the product development & support needs by using effective and efficient design control techniques. Participates in the execution of validation protocols.
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot lab equipment including: Sciex LC-MS/MS, Thermo ICP/MS, Agilent GC/TCD/MS, Agilent HPLC-UV-ELSD, Thermo IC, SCIEX CE
  • Responsible for an accurate data analysis process. Plans, evaluates, solves issues, collects data and as well as contributes to the interpretation of results together with team, and deduces further work to be carried out. Prioritizes activities to meet deadlines
  • Provide technical input and design standard experiments to optimize experimental performance or investigate failure mode to support operations for existing products, methods, or techniques.
  • Creates and presents reports on conducted experiments.
  • Performs scientific publications watch and stays informed of the latest advances of a specific expertise area. Contributes to scientific publications.
  • Contributes to continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Follow company health & safety policies for using chemicals and disposal of chemical waste.


Knowledge and Experience Required for the Job:

  • Degree in Chemistry or applicable Life Sciences with B.S + 1-3 years of experience with LC-MS/MS
  • Has good understanding of company products, methods and techniques
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel required; Experience with Minitab & Skyline are desired
  • Knowledge of cGMP and FDA regulations.
  • Good oral and written communications skills in English.
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment with attention to detail.


Additional Information:

  • Achievement oriented individual possessing intellectual curiosity
  • Analytical thinking
  • Flexible with ability to work independently to achieve goals while working apart from direct supervision

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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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