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Research Associate I/II - Molecular Systems

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.


Job Summary

This is a full-time non-exempt position. The position is within the Molecular Systems Department and is part of a team that works closely with Production and Quality Control to identify root cause of product anomalies, to develop mitigations and to support process improvements. To accomplish these goals a variety of analytical and enzymatic techniques are used to measure PCR reagents. Performs general lab duties, designs and conducts experiments, collects and analyzes data and keeps an accurate record of all work done in accordance with the quality system. Other activities may involve supporting creation of technical reports, investigation summaries and protocols. Normally receives no instructions on routine work, general instructions on all new assignments. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioFire Diagnostics’ Quality System.
  2. Performs lab duties and experiments.
  3. Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses relating to real-time PCR.
  4. Contributes to project process within his/her scientific discipline.
  5. May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals.
  6. May be responsible for identifying patentable inventions.
  7. Ensures that laboratory notebook for assigned projects/experiments are maintained in accordance with the BFDX Employment Handbook.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.  



Training and Education

BS degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related field. Relevant work experience in molecular biology or analytical chemistry is desired. 


Requires 2 years of experience in diagnostics or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Given the nature of this role, strong preference will be given to applicants with a basic understanding of PCR and related chemistry. Excellent wet chemistry skills desired including pipetting, volumetric measurements, serial dilutions, use of laboratory balances, technical proficiency with good qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills, and computer literacy and proficiency are preferred. Understanding or experience with method development is desirable. Must have good communication skills and the ability to collaborate with others. Should have the desire to exercise independent thought. 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to safely lift and maneuver 60 lbs.

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