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BioChemical Engineer (BioChemistry) 1

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Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Manufacturing

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:

The purpose of this position is to to troubleshoot, investigate and resolve issues with the product that arise in Manufacturing and Industrialization. Develop, validate and implement changes that would support process improvements.  Provide chemical/biological support and expertise for the manufacturing engineering department.

Main Accountabilities:

  1. Design, conduct and interpret experiments to determine upper and lower specification limits for manufacturing process steps in order to maintain optimum chemical and microbiological performance. 
  2. Design, set up, execute, and interpret results from experiments to improve the robustness of the current process steps
  3. Identify/establish Standard methods of Manufacturing and ensure that developed products follow the identified methods
  4. Support the Industrialization laboratory operation and equipment management.
  5. Solve technical problems of moderate to high complexity, lead troubleshooting efforts to determine root causes for failures and customer complaints
  6. Design, conduct, and interpret results from experiments to support development of improved formulations and to enhance product quality and performance.
  7. Involve close collaboration with R&D reagent scientist colleagues to assure the manufacturability prior product transfer to Production.
  8. Provide scientific expertise and participate on departmental and cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or improved products.
  9. Additional duties include maintaining a laboratory notebook, writing technical reports, internal protocols and SOPs
  10. Produces and presents technical reports as needed.
  11. Lead cross-functional project teams, track and document project results, organizes and assures appropriate dissemination of documentation in accordance with company quality policy and design control procedures
  12. Provides technical expertise in the relationship between antimicrobials, growth medium, and pH requirements in regards to microbiological performance. 
  13. Interact with Engineers to provide potential product impacts for new equipment, equipment upgrades and equipment specification changes. 
  14. Temporary modification to provide reasonable accommodations do not waive any essential functions of the job requirements. 


Studies, Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  1. B.S in Engineering Required, preferably Chemical or Biochemical Engineering.
  2. Strong PC skills (Word, Excel, Access, etc.).     
  3. Knowledge of ISO 9001 and Quality System Regulation.
  4. Working knowledge GMP and GLP requirements
  5. Working knowledge of an MES system
  6. Working knowledge of utilizing statistical software packages (ex minitab, SigmaStat)
  7. Database management and creation through access is desired
  8. Project management training is desired
  9. Six Sigma training desired
  10. Root Cause Analysis training preferred
  11. Exposure to Lean Manufacturing is preferred


Additional Information:

  • Lifting (up to 25 lbs) office products and supplies and moving containers of  various materials.
  • Operating within cool temperature and low humidity conditions within the production room.
  • Constant noise is common due to the operation of the air-dry chamber, taping and pouching equipment. 
  • Excellent personal hygiene required. 


Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture. Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 11,200 bioMérieux team members who already identify with these values!


bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.


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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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