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Scientist I

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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.


Responsible for initiating, directing, and executing scientific research and/or development strategies for bioMérieux through a research staff or individual studies. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, productions, and problems. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures including PCR, RT-PCR real-time PCR, and use of fluorescence-based nucleic acid detection techniques. May receive general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on 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. Plans and executes laboratory research.
3. Work involves development of new instrumentation, software or processes, customer support and some training functions.
4. Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories.
5. Makes contributions to literature and conferences.
6. May advise management on corporate research and development.
7. Participates in development of patent applications.
8. Responsible for development of research groups.
9. Requires interaction and collaboration with various company departments.
10. Uses professional concepts to contribute to the development of company concepts and principles and to achieve objectives in creative and effective ways.
11. Demonstrates potential for technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others, and independent thought.
12. Ensures that laboratory notebooks for assigned projects/experiments are maintained in accordance with established policies and procedures.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Training and Education
Requires a PhD in scientific discipline.
2 years of experience in a research and/or development environment.

Physical Requirements
Able to lift 50 lbs.

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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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