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Microbiology Laboratory Specialist II or III

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

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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.


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 Microbiology Laboratory Specialist II or III!

Position Summary:

This is a full-time 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 standard microbiology techniques, as well as general lab duties, designs and conducts experiments, collects, and analyzes data and keeps an accurate record of all work done in a laboratory notebook.  Requires problem solving and organizational skills. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. May lead and direct work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. May provide guidance to other lower level personnel. Reports to the Lab Supervisor or a Scientist.


Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BFDX’s Quality System.

Makes detailed observations, analyzes data, and interprets results.

Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses of microbiology related work.

Manages the Biosafety Level II laboratory by keeping it clean and organized.

Cultures organisms and purifies template in support of multiple assay development groups.

Contributes to project process within his/her scientific discipline.

Investigates, creates, and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement.

Maintains high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature.

May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals.

May be responsible for identifying patentable inventions.

Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.

May act as principal investigator in conducting own experiments

Ensures that laboratory notebook for assigned projects/experiment are maintained in accordance with BFDX Employment Handbook.


Training and Education:

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



MLS II:  2 to 5 years’ experience in the field or in related area

MLS III: 5 to 8 years’ experience in the field or in related area


Physical Requirements:

Be able to safely lift and maneuver 60 lbs.

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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