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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.



Specific is seeking a Scientist with experience in Research and Development. You will be a key contributor and critical to the success of the company. As part of the V&V team, you will be responsible for testing, documenting, and evaluating instruments and consumables to support the company’s product lines. You will be responsible for writing specifications, testing protocols, and processes that ensure that test materials/products are reliable and repeatable. As part of the Microbiology team, you will help build up toward commercial readiness of our products and will execute laboratory functions as listed below. 


  1. Performs microbiological testing for new instrumentation, antibiotic panels, and other consumables.
  2. Analyzes generated data in a timely manner.
  3. Writes protocols, SOPs, work instructions, and other V&V documents.
  4. Prepares weekly reports to summarize activities and accomplishments clearly and concisely.
  5. Performs other microbiology testing procedures to assure the operational.  


  1. Bachelors Degree in microbiology or related science discipline. 
  2. Minimum one year of laboratory bench experience preferably in a BSL2 environment.
  3. Experience with the standard tools and methods of microbiology such as pipetting, plating, media preparation, etc.
  4. Experience reading broth microdilutions is greatly preferred.
  5. Knowledge of aseptic techniques, good documentation practices (GDocP), and good laboratory practices (cGLP).
  6. Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  7. Strong focus and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize accuracy while following best practices in a fast-paced industrial laboratory environment.   


  • Lifting (up to 75 lbs) laboratory equipment and supplies and moving containers of various materials.
  • Work involves performing computer applications and standing for extended periods of time.
  • Operating within cool temperature and low humidity conditions within the production room.
  • Constant noise is common due to the operation of the air-dry chamber, taping and pouching equipment.
  • May be exposed to and require the handling of antibiotics and other hazardous materials.
  • May be exposed to odors incurred during media preparation and frozen panel production.
  • Lab work is performed wearing safety glasses and lab coat. Excellent personal hygiene required.
  • Reasonable, reliable attendance and punctuality is an essential job function required for this position. 

The estimated salary range for this role based in California is between $ 79,600 and $ 95,500 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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