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Research Associate III

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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.


At bioMerieux, we make the world a healthier place by providing molecular solutions that lessen the time to medical results and empower healthcare professionals to make better diagnostic decisions.

We are proud to be part of the bioMérieux family and the 5,000+ team members across 12 sites and subsidiaries in North America committed to our mission to help save lives around the globe through the power of diagnostics.

We are seeking a Research Associate (RA) to join the exciting, fast-paced System Validation team critical to FilmArray development and sustainment.  

This position requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Biology, Microbiology, or related field.  Previous laboratory experience required, 5-8 years.  Must have demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely communicate information via written and oral presentations.  Must have strong organizational and record keeping skills.  The ability and desire to work in a fast-paced team with a diverse group of people is imperative; this position interacts with research associates and scientists from other teams across the company. 

Performs general lab duties, designs and conducts experiments, collects and analyzes data and keeps an accurate record of all work done in the laboratory notebook. Requires problem solving skills. Work may involve development of new instrumentation, software or processes, customer support and some training functions. 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 lead and direct work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. May provide guidance to other lower level personnel.

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BFDX’s Quality System.
  2. Makes detailed observations, analyzes data and interprets results.
  3. Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses.
  4. Maintains familiarity with current scientific literature.
  5. Contributes to project process within their scientific discipline.
  6. Investigates, creates and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement.
  7. Maintains high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature.
  8. May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals.
  9. May be responsible for identifying patentable inventions.
  10. Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
  11. May act as principal investigator in conducting own experiments.
  12. Ensures that laboratory notebooks for assigned projects/experiments are maintained in accordance with BFDX Employment Handbook.

Studies and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher Biology, Microbiology, or related field and demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles.
  • 5-8 years experience in the field or related area.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • GLP
  • PCR
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Documentation
  • Must be able to safely lift 60 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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