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Template Control Laboratory Technologist I

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

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

The Template Control Laboratory Technologist (LT) works with a team that formulates DNA and RNA template control components to support the company’s in vitro diagnostic products’ research and development, manufacturing, validations, and quality control efforts. The LT-I will use established methods and techniques to maintain the lab’s DNA and RNA template inventory, perform template manipulations and verification including diluting, aliquoting, mixing, quantitative PCR, quantitative RT-PCR, and FilmArray analysis, perform template and control mix formulations, and dispense template and control mixes to dependent departments in accordance with the company’s quality system.

 

The LT-I will receive general instruction on routine work, perform lab duties under supervision, and receive training and additional instruction for new tasks as needed.

  • Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of bioMerieux’s Quality System.
  • Ensure production events are completed per the production schedule.
  • Perform general lab maintenance duties, conduct studies, collect data, and keep an accurate record of all work.
  • Assist with maintaining inventory of DNA and RNA template, pouch control mixes, and omega QC mixes.
  • Utilize sterile technique to perform manipulations and verifications of DNA and RNA templates including diluting, aliquoting, formulating, qPCR, qRT-PCR, and FilmArray analysis.
  • Utilize sterile technique in working with microorganisms, including liquid and plate cultures, quantification, dilution, and storage.
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of assigned production area(s)
  • Distribute controls and omega mixes to dependent departments.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts as assigned
  • Maintain records in compliance with regulatory requirements, Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, and as required by the Quality System
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Training and Education:

  • Candidates will hold a B.S. in chemistry, biology, or a related field, or hold an Associate’s degree and have exceptional lab experience.

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 6 months previous experience in a laboratory setting (either academic or professional) is required.
  • Previous cGMP experience is strongly preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of proper pipetting technique
  • Mathematic competency
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Ability to accurately follow both written and verbal instruction
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly collaborative and team oriented

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform duties wearing a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).
  • Must be able to safely 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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