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Senior Scientist (Chemist)

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Location: San Jose, CA, 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.


The Company

The world is facing a medical crisis, bacteria are increasingly evolving resistance to even our strongest antibiotics. The problem is already very real and immediate; for example, bloodstream infection leading to sepsis is now responsible for more than half of all deaths in hospitals and is the most expensive condition treated in hospitals. The sepsis mortality rate increases >6% every hour without effective antibiotic treatment. Yet, despite the life and death urgency, and healthcare cost impacts, current methodologies require 3 days to determine the correct antibiotic.

Specific Diagnostics, a bioMerieux company, has developed a breakthrough solution to rapidly determine the effective antibiotic treatment for the bloodstream and other acute infections. Used for bloodstream infection Specific’s solution provides results 2 days sooner (1 day vs 3 days).


We are currently seeking a thorough, and reliable Chemist to join our team. Your primary responsibility is to assist in the development of chemical sensors. You will help with testing and reporting the results. You will be encouraged to think outside the box with new upstream projects and improvements of current ones.


  1. Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of its Quality System.
  2. Responsible for research and/or development in collaboration with others for assigned projects.
    1. Work in the chemistry lab to test performance of sensors produced for R&D purposes
    2. Work in a cleanroom environment alongside manufacturing staff to conduct sensor development experiments
  3. Performs lab duties and experiments.
  4. Collects and analyzes data relating to sensor chemistry performance.
  5. Contributes to project process within chemistry
  6. Ensures that laboratory notebook for assigned projects/experiments are maintained in accordance with the bMx Employment Handbook.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.
  8. Prepare short progress reports and data summaries.
  9. Ensure all samples are properly disposed of according to company and environmental policies.
  10. Read and follow experimental protocols and make suggestions for improvements to procedure.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, analytical chemistry, Bioengineering or a related field. 
  • 5+ years of experience in a laboratory setting or Master's with 3+ Years 
  •  Biotechnology or medical device industry experience is a plus
  •  Experience working in regulatory environment preferred.
  • Attention to detail, able to quickly understand new concepts
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and databases
  • Fundamental application of statistics in handling scientific data a plus
  • Must demonstrate skill in basic laboratory technician practices (pipetting, materials handling, contamination control).


bioMérieux offers a competitive Total Rewards package that may include:

The estimated salary range for this role based in California is between $94,950 and $125,000 annually. This role is eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and individual performance per bioMerieux’s bonus program. This range may differ from ranges offered for similar positions elsewhere in the country given differences in cost of living. Actual compensation within this range is determined based on the successful candidate’s experience and will be presented in writing at the time of the offer.

In addition, bioMérieux offers a competitive Total Rewards package that may include:

  • A choice of medical (including prescription), dental, and vision plans providing nationwide coverage and telemedicine options
  • Company-Provided Life and Accidental Death Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan including a generous non-discretionary employer contribution and employer match.
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Various voluntary benefit offerings
  • Discount programs
  • Parental leaves

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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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