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Laboratory Technologist II or III

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Quality

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.

Description

 We are proud to be part of the BioMérieux family and committed to our mission to help save lives around the globe through the power of diagnostics.  

QC Technologist works in a cGMP environment performing quality control testing for commercial and diagnostics products. Responsibilities include conducting testing of reagents and IVD materials as well as personnel swabs. In addition, responsibilities include working with the Manufacturing, Technology Transfer and other departments for data collections and validations for new product QC qualifications, organization of quality controlled materials used for QC testing, learning new techniques or workflow as required by new product lines.

QC Technologist  is also responsible for gathering and filling out quality documents pertaining to quality control testing, Non Conformance Report (NCR) generation and Temporary Change Order (TCO) application. QC Technologist provides assistance in QC document revision. QC Technologist will be responsible for components and product releases both software-assisted and manual releases.

This position will work in a laboratory setting and perform a variety of scientific techniques, including spectrophotometry, PCR, pipetting, etc.

We are looking for applicants to work a day or night position.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioFire Diagnostics’ Quality System.
  2. Perform quality control testing on incoming reagents used in Film Array.
  3. Maintain supplies as well as coordinating instrument/equipment repairs as necessary.
  4. Provide support if needed in other projects or validations from various departments within the company.
  5. Responsible for learning new techniques or workflows as required for new product lines.
  6. Responsible for personnel swab set up and reporting.
  7. Perform accurate and efficient QC data entry.
  8. Maintain the QC area to ensure it is clean and contamination-free including participation in cleaning and swabbing as assigned.
  9. Coordinate repeat testing activities.
  10. Works closely with QC Supervisor and colleagues to ensure consistent and timely turnaround for QC results.
  11. Maintain records as required by the Quality System.
  12. Provide training for new employees.
  13. Responsible for data review and component release.
  14. Respond to inquiries and reviewing corrections.
  15. Responsible for product release in Production Web and Component QC Tool.
  16. Provides help or assistance in QC document revisions.
  17. Generates Non Conformance Reports.
  18. Performs troubleshooting as needed.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Training and Education

Associate Degree or higher in Life Science related field.  Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

 

Experience

Technologist II - 2+ years of experience in a laboratory setting (either academic or professional) is required. Previous cGMP experience is strongly preferred.

Technologist III - 5+ years of experience in a laboratory setting (either academic or professional) is required. Previous cGMP experience is strongly preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to accurately follow both written and verbal instructions
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Highly collaborative and team oriented
  • Must be mathematically competent
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated proper pipetting technique

 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform duties wearing a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).
  • Must be able to lift < 25lbs.

Please be aware that recruitment related scams are on the rise. Fraudulent job postings are being placed on other websites, and individuals posing as bioMérieux Talent Acquisition team members are reaching out via email or text message in an attempt to collect your personal and confidential information. In some cases, these scammers are also conducting bogus interviews prior to extending fraudulent offers of employment. Beware of individuals reaching out using general phone numbers and non-bioMerieux email domains (i.e. Hotmail.com, Gmail.com, Yahoo.com, etc.). If you are concerned that an interview experience or offer of employment might be a scam, please make sure you are searching for the posting on our careers site https://careers.biomerieux.com/ or contact us at [email protected].

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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