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Public and Government Affairs Director- Washington, D.C.

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Location: Field, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Regulatory Affairs

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 ideal candidate will be located in Washington, D.C.   

As the Public and Government Affairs Director at bioMérieux, you will be a pivotal member of our team, responsible for executing policymaker engagement at all levels of government. Your role will involve engagement with policymakers and government organizations, overseeing external consultants, and leading events and outreach efforts with stakeholders. Throughout your responsibilities, you will maintain an unwavering commitment to compliance and integrity.     


Primary Duties:    

  1. With the VP Government Affairs, develop and execute comprehensive government affairs strategies at the Federal level.    

  2. Establish and maintain relationships with policymakers across different government offices.     

  3. Advocate for policies that advance public health through diagnostics, in alignment with the company's mission and objectives.     

  4. Identify, map, and prioritize key government offices and relevant stakeholders.     

  5. Represent the Company’s interests in industry conferences, panels and policy discussions related to infectious disease diagnostics, market access and government affairs.     

  6. Provide valuable feedback and insights to the Government Affairs team regarding legislative and regulatory developments.     

  7. Collaborate with internal teams to align government affairs efforts with company objectives and to deliver targeted outreach.      

  8. Oversee external lobbyists and ensure their activities align with the company's government affairs strategies.     

  9. Lead the planning and execution of events and outreach activities aimed at engaging stakeholders.     

  10. Ensure all activities are conducted with a high level of integrity and compliance and are fully compliant with relevant laws, regulations and company standards of business conduct and ethics.     



Training and Education:    

BS/BA degree in Political Science, Life Sciences, Law, Economics or Business.  Advanced degree preferred (e.g., MBA, MPH).     



  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in government affairs, or other relevant senior leadership roles in government or consulting agencies. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of the U.S. healthcare and regulatory landscape. 
  • Proven track record in building relationships with government officials and advocating for policy changes


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:    

  • Exceptional communication skills: equally effective in front of field teams as in front of the senior leadership team and governmental officials. 
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of the U.S. healthcare system, regulatory landscape, and government affairs. 
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed environment with multiple decision-makers and stakeholders. 
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with stakeholders across the organization to ensure alignment 
  • Possess the highest standards of ethics and integrity.  


Approx. 20% domestic travel     







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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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