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PMST Intern

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Trainee/Intern
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.


BioFire Diagnostics is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, marketing, and supporting FDA-cleared molecular diagnostics for infectious disease. The BioFire Molecular Control Material Core’s Molecular Biology Research and Development team has an internship position available for Spring 2023. This internship is targeted towards students enrolled in the University of Utah’s Professional Masters of Science and Technology program and will offer these students) an opportunity to contribute to an early-stage research or product development project and to be immersed in a highly productive and collaborative biotechnology environment while satisfying the requirements of the PMST Program internship. Under the close supervision of a mentorship team, interns may participate in any or all of the following activities, depending on the specific project: (1) perform general laboratory duties; (2) perform wet lab molecular biology work; (3) assist in planning and setup activities for research studies; (4) participate in data analysis and presentation; (5) co-develop and test new research productivity tools; (6) develop and enact project plans; (7) fulfill key project deliverables; and (7) maintain accurate records of work performed, in accordance with BioFire Diagnostics’ Quality Management System. Internships are considered non-exempt positions and part-time.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties may include molecular biology work in the laboratory, general laboratory support activities, study planning, data analysis, presentation of results, and accurate and thorough recordkeeping. Interns will:

  1. Listen actively while receiving instruction, to quickly master assigned duties
  2. Be present and engaged during scheduled work hours
  3. Ask questions when any aspect of assigned work is unclear
  4. Be curious and persistent when solving problems
  5. Behave professionally while representing BioFire Diagnostics
  6. Participate in research team meetings
  7. Perform assigned duties with a conscientious and detail-oriented approach
  8. Prepare preliminary analyses of experimental data for review with mentor
  9. Assist mentor in preparing presentations of data and conclusions
  10. Perform and document all work in compliance with BioFire Diagnostics’ Quality Management System.

Training and Education

Applicants must be enrolled in the University of Utah’s PMST Program pursuing a biotechnology-related or data science track master’s degree.


Some previous work experience in any area is preferred.

Experience in a life sciences laboratory or in clinical research is a plus but is not required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Competitive candidates will have the following skills and attributes:

  • Comfort with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  • Strong interest in biotechnology
  • Willingness to learn from others
  • Ability to respond positively to constructive feedback
  • Dependability in maintaining a regular work schedule
  • Detail-oriented approach to work
  • Positive attitude in the workplace
  • Proactive communication style
  • Diligence in executing and documenting assigned work.

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.,,, 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 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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