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Bioinformatics Specialist

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.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Performs all work in compliance with company quality procedures and standards.
  2. Makes detailed observations, analyzes data, and interprets results.
  3. Prepares technical protocols and reports, including quantitative analyses and executive summaries.
  4. Maintains familiarity with current scientific literature.
  5. Investigates, develops, and implements new methods and technologies to advance projects.
  6. May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals.
  7. Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
  8. May act as principal investigator in conducting own experiments.
  9. Ensures that laboratory notebooks for assigned projects/experiments are maintained in accordance with the company’s quality system.
  10. Collaborates with Postmarket Surveillance Department to:
    1. Assist in customer investigations regarding assay performance of all BioFire panels as needed.
    2. Perform bioinformatic assessments of proprietary BioFire PCR assays.
    3. Report the results of bioinformatics assessments to R&D development teams and additional departments, e.g., Postmarket Surveillance, Regulatory, and Analytical IVD Device Validation.
    4. Design and perform experiments to assess the impact of results obtained from bioinformatic assessments.
    5. Analyze and report experimental results.
    6. Relay results to development teams about ongoing investigations to help with future panel refreshes and assay designs.
  11. Collaborates with Postmarket Surveillance to meet company deadlines and goals.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.





Training and Education


A Bachelor of Science in a scientific discipline is required. A master’s degree in bioinformatics or related field is preferred.



Five years of experience in the field or related area, or a master’s degree in bioinformatics plus 2 years’ work experience.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Working knowledge of molecular biology techniques including PCR
  2. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  3. Working knowledge of Sequence database(s)
  4. Demonstrated proficiency in project planning, execution, and documentation.

Physical Requirements


Must be able to lift 50 lbs.


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