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Associate Scientist

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 Details


  • Provides support in performing routine analysis and method development by independently executing routine experiments.
  •  Applies scientific principles and techniques to exercises and experiments.
  •  Responsible for data collection and its correct analysis and prepares appropriate summaries.
  •  Generates documentation detailing established protocols and procedures in accordance with standards.
  •  Assures compliance of procedures to established protocols and quality standards.
  •  Participate in the execution of protocols.
  •  Organizes workload to meet project goals and understand priorities and completes assignments accordingly.
  • Responsible for the order and maintenance of equipment used in assigned activities.
  • This is an entry level position.


Studies – Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree Biology or Microbiology or related field.
  • Experience with Identification methods such as VITEK 2 ID, VITEK MS, and standard biochemicals and gram stains is preferred.
  • Experience with aseptic technique and handling bacteria.
  • Experience with internal tools (Logsheet Manager, Stock Collection Manager, Graphwells/Spotfire) not required but a plus.
  • Experience with good laboratory practice, laboratory safety and standard laboratory equipment.


Soft Skills

  • Ability to acquire, learn and perform new laboratory techniques.
  • Analytical thinking
  • Collaborative attitude for department and inter-departmental activities
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams.
  • Good written and oral communication in English.
  • Good computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). 
  • Good organizational skills.


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