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Innovation Engineering Co-Op

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Location: Durham, NC, United States
Position Type: Intern/Co-op
Job Function: Engineering

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.


Innovation Engineering Co-op 
Summary of Job Description 
The Exploratory Microbiology team works and behaves with an entrepreneurial spirit to generate new product concepts for bioMérieux’s development pipeline.   We are currently seeking an Engineering Co-op to assist in the conceptualization, design, and development of high quality medical diagnostic products.  The Engineering Co-op will be supervised and mentored by the Director, Engineers, and Scientists in the Exploratory Microbiology team.   
Main Accountabilities: 
  • Works within a cross-functional department of engineers, chemists, and biologists to assist in the definition, proof of concept, design, development, implementation and/or support of technical or business solutions.
  • Assumes responsibility for the identification of opportunities and the related problem solving in order to identify the necessary activities to provide a solution. 
  • Ensures quality of deliverable by following good design practices and good scientific practices to ensure scientific relevance. 
  • Creates appropriate documentation such as scientific communication, reports, meeting reports and other relevant reports within the function 
Position Requirements: 
  • Ability to apply skills learned from multiple engineering disciplines.
  • Strong cross-functional collaborative design and project skills.
  • Conceptualizes, analyzes, tests, and optimizes mechanisms, components, and assemblies.
  • Ability to assess design choices with respect to functional requirements and business constraints.
Required experience, skills and qualifications: 
  • Education/Experience:  Currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.
  • Candidate should possess one of the following skill sets:
    • Training/proficiency in Mechanical CAD (SolidWorks preferred).
    • Candidate must have a growing understanding of mechanical engineering design principles.
    • Basic understanding of electrical systems (e.g. ability to comprehend wiring diagrams).
    • Proficiency with algorithm development for image analysis
    • Experience working with machine vision or other imaging systems
    • Experience working with optical system hardware
Desired experience, skills and qualifications: 
  • Interest in clinical microbiology and/or medical devices

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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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