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Location: San Jose, CA, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
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.


We are seeking a Microbiologist with experience in Research and Development. You will be a key contributor and critical to the success of the company. As part of the Microbiology team, you will be responsible for designing, documenting, and testing both instruments and consumables to support the company’s product lines. You will be responsible for executing protocols and writing reports. As part of the Microbiology team, you will help build up toward the commercial readiness of our products, and will execute laboratory functions.
  • Perform microbiological testing to support ongoing study protocols as well as testing of new instruments, AST panels, and consumables.
  • Daily data analysis for completed assays.
  • Perform initial inspection of incoming consumables.
  • Process biological specimen samples using aseptic techniques and lab safety protocols.
  • Coordinating with other teams and departments
  • Create and present reports on conducted experiments, and failure investigations.
  • Participation in regular lab operations included running experiments, maintenance, cleaning, and routine tests.
  • Perform other duties and projects related to lab and department operations as requested by management.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior scientists and laboratory staff, fostering a culture of continuous learning and skill development.
Minimum experience:
  • B.S. with 5+ years relevant experience or Master 3+ years in Microbiology, and/ or Medical Diagnostic is desired
  • Experience working within a fast-paced environment with strong research background and proven proficiency in data analysis, research design, troubleshooting, and evaluation of new technologies and procedures.
  • Experience with the standard tools and methods of microbiology and aseptic techniques such as pipetting, plating, media preparation, bacterial culture, isolation, etc
  • Experience in the development of clinical diagnostic and susceptibility assays for infectious diseases.
  • Strong organizational skills, decision-making, communication, teamwork, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Knowledge of aseptic techniques, good documentation practices (GDocP), and good laboratory practices (cGLP).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex scientific concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Knowledge of ISO 13488 and FDA Quality System Regulations is desired.
  • Clinical microbiology laboratory experience is advantageous.

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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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