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Sequencing Lab Tech

Location: Saint Louis, 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 sequencing activities 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.

 

Primary Duties:

  • Handling of microbiological cultures, including bacteria, yeasts, moulds and mycobacteria species using appropriate safety precautions.
  • Perform DNA/RNA extractions from bacterial samples
  • Process samples utilizing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) as well as other assay platforms.
  • Monitor, operate and troubleshoot instrumentation to ensure proper functionality
  • Maintain internal documentation for all steps of the processes as outlined in SOPs
  • Contribute to ongoing process improvement efforts
  • Coordinate work assignments and be able to prioritize independently
  • Participate in a team approach to workflow management of the lab
  • Perform and document preventive maintenance and quality control procedures
  • Maintain a safe work environment and wear appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Communicates results or problems to supervisor or senior staff members.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in life sciences/ Biology/ Molecular Biology/ Biochemistry or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience with PCR and Nucleic acid extraction, experience with NGS a plus
  • Ability to acquire and perform new laboratory techniques
  • Good communication skills in verbal and written English
  • Good computer skills
  • Good organizational skills

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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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