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Laboratory Assistant

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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.


Job Summary

This position is part of a team working with a variety of laboratory procedures using established methods under general supervision. This position works closely with Research Associates in the laboratory, performs general lab duties, may help conduct research and development activities under direct supervision, collects and analyzes data and keeps an accurate record of all work done in accordance with the quality system. This position receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments, and performs work under direct supervision.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

​1. Assists with stocking project-specific laboratory supplies, including inventorying stock.
2. Act as a good lab citizen and team member. Coordinates and collaborates within and across teams and functional groups for routine lab activities, cleaning, equipment use, and specific assigned tasks and projects.
3. Responsible for research and/or development activities as assigned under supervision.
4. Performs lab duties and/or experiments as assigned under supervision.
5. Work in a Biosafety level 2/2+ environment with potentially pathogenic microbes, patient samples, and body fluids using sterile technique for contamination and infection control.
6. Ensure data integrity and accurate record-keeping by collecting, recording (in an electronic laboratory notebook and/or study worksheets), analyzing and verifying data in compliance with company standard operating procedures, work instruction documents, and study protocols.
7. Use and maintain laboratory equipment, supplies/inventory, and workspaces according to operational, quality, and safety requirements as outlined in protocols, standard operating procedures, and work instruction documents.
8. Perform all work in compliance with bioMérieux corporate policies and within the guidelines of the Quality Management System.

Supplemental Information

Performs work under direct supervision.

Handles basic issues and problems and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.
Works full time onsite.

Training and Education

Two years of undergraduate education in a scientific discipline.


Some experience in an academic, industry, or healthcare laboratory.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Has beginning knowledge of subject matter (Microbiology and Molecular Biology).
Detail-oriented in executing work and in record keeping.
Basic competence with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
Ability to follow rules and regulations.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift and safely maneuver 40 lbs.
Manual dexterity.
Must be able to wear personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, disposable gloves, face mask, and safety glasses, as needed.
Comfortable working with cleaning products such as bleach.

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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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