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Research Associate I or II

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Bioscience R&D


At BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. we make the world a healthier place by providing molecular solutions that lessen the time to medical results and empower healthcare professionals to make better diagnostic decisions.

We are proud to be part of the bioMérieux family and the 5,000+ team members across 12 sites and subsidiaries in North America committed to our mission to help save lives around the globe through the power of diagnostics.

Come be a part of our team and our mission as a Research Associate I or II!

Position Summary:

This is a full-time non-exempt position. This position is part of a team working on a variety of laboratory procedures involving real-time PCR using established methods and techniques under general guidance.  Performs general lab duties, designs and conducts experiments, collects and analyzes data and keeps an accurate record of all work done in the laboratory notebook.  Requires some problem solving skills. Normally receives no instructions on routine work, general instructions on all new assignments. Reports to the Lab Supervisor or a Scientist.


Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BFDX’s Quality System.
  2. Performs lab duties and experiments.
  3. Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses relating to real-time PCR.
  4. Contributes to project process within his/her scientific discipline.
  5. May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals.
  6. May be responsible for identifying patentable inventions.
  7. Ensures that laboratory notebook for assigned projects/experiment are maintained in accordance with BFDX Employment Handbook.



Training and Education:

May require a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent and demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles. 



1-5 years experience in the field or related area.

BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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 BioFire Diagnostics’ 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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