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R&D Bioinformatics 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.


Job Summary
BioMrieux is a global leader in developing innovative molecular diagnostic devices for infectious disease. This internship offers motivated college students (must be at least 18 years of age) an opportunity to contribute to an early-stage research and development project that sits at the interface between bioinformatic analyses and wet lab R&D. You will be immersed in a highly productive and collaborative biotechnology environment while working with a diverse team of scientists, bioinformaticians, engineers, and software developers. Under the close supervision of a mentorship team, the intern will (1) test enhanced protocols for R&D pipelines; (2) perform wet lab molecular biology work; and (3) maintain accurate records of work performed in accordance with BioMrieux Quality Management System. Internships are considered non-exempt positions; full- and part-time positions will be considered.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties include working on the linux command line to execute existing computational pipelines; conducting molecular biology work in the laboratory; analyzing data; presenting results; and keeping accurate records. 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 BioMrieux
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 BioMrieux 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 bachelors degree are preferred.
A basic understanding of bioinformatic techniques and their operation is required. Preference will be given to individuals with prior coding experience in R, Python or command line scripting (linux). 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:
General understanding of and interest in bioinformatics (course work or experience based)
A basic understanding of either R or Python
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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