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R&D Intern

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Intern/Co-op
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.


This position is a fixed-term contract with 8 months of support from May – December 2024. Applicants have the option to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer, with flexibility for part-time work during the fall semester.  
This position requires onsite attendance in Salt Lake City throughout the duration of the internship; therefore, local applicants are preferred.  
Job Summary      
BioMérieux is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, marketing, and supporting FDA-cleared molecular diagnostics for infectious disease. These internships offer motivated college or high school students (must be at least 18 years of age) 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. Under the close supervision of a mentorship team, interns may participate in any or all of the following activities, depending on the specific project assigned: (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; and (6) maintain accurate records of work performed, in accordance with BioMérieux Quality Management System. Internships are considered non-exempt positions; full- and part-time positions will be considered.           
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, in order 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 BioMérieux
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 BioMérieux Quality Management System.
Supplemental Data      
•    Works full-time onsite in Salt Lake City.      
Training and Education       
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a strong interest in biotechnology. Currently enrolled undergraduate students pursuing a biotechnology-related bachelor’s degree are preferred.     
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.    
Physical Requirements    
•    Must be able to safely lift and maneuver 40 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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