Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Clinical Affairs
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!
The Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Affairs departments are responsible for performance assessment and validation of molecular in vitro diagnostic products for global regulatory registrations.
The Research Associate I is a technical hourly position with laboratory responsibilities. The RA I works to meet deadlines in a dynamic environment and has the temperament to operate proactively and collaboratively in a team in support of FDA and other regulatory submissions. Tasks will focus on molecular and microbiological experiments and procedures (e.g. nucleic acid extraction, serial dilution, PCR, bacterial and fungal culture, etc.) with associated collection, analysis, verification and recording of data in accordance with established protocols and work instruction documents, regulations, safety requirements, and the quality system. Work is primarily collaborative and requires the ability to effectively and respectfully communicate and coordinate with peers and supervisor(s).
The position requires basic laboratory technical and organizational skills, attention to detail, critical thinking, troubleshooting and problem-solving, and a dedication to the mission and goals of the department and BioFire. A Research Associate I may receive general or detailed instruction and supervision on routine work, and detailed instruction and supervision on new procedures and assignments.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Training and Education:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or a minimum of two years of undergraduate education in a scientific discipline with demonstrated laboratory experience and working knowledge of basic chemistry, microbiology and/or molecular biology principles.
0-2 years experience in a laboratory setting or related biological or health care discipline.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must demonstrate skill in basic laboratory technician practices (pipetting, biological and chemical material handling, sterile technique and contamination control, basic concentration and statistical calculations, and accurate record-keeping).
Basic competency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
Must be able to safely lift and maneuver 40lbs. Must have sufficient manual and visual dexterity for standard laboratory practices (e.g. pipetting, microcentrifuge tube capping/uncapping, syringe manipulation, etc.; reasonable accommodations are applicable). Able to wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) and work at a Biosafety Cabinet in a Biosafety Level 2/2+ laboratory environment. Must maintain regular and consistent attendance.