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Research Associate I/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!

Join an R&D team that primarily designs and develops molecular tests to identify pathogens for the company's in vitro diagnostic products. The selected candidate will perform general lab duties, design and conduct experiments, primarily PCR,  collect and analyze data, and keep an accurate record of all work done in accordance with the quality system. The ideal candidate will have some problem solving skills and ability to work with minimal instructions on routine work and follow detailed instructions on all new assignments. This position 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 BioFire’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 BioFire Employment Handbook.

Qualifications:  Bachelors/Masters degree in a scientific discipline, preferably biology, molecular biology or biotechnology, or equivalent and demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles.
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