Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Fixed-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!
The Molecular Biology Development department is responsible for the design, development, verification, and technical support of molecular in vitro diagnostic products for infectious diseases.
The Research Associate I/II is a technical, hourly position with laboratory responsibilities. The RA II works to meet deadlines in a dynamic environment and has the temperament to operate proactively and collaboratively in a team in support of research and development activities. Tasks will focus on molecular and microbiological experiments and procedures (e.g. nucleic acid extraction, serial dilution, PCR, 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 proficiency in laboratory technical and organizational skills, attention to detail, critical thinking, troubleshooting and problem-solving, data analysis, sequence analysis, and a dedication to the mission and goals of the department and BioFire.
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 of experience with laboratory techniques. Experience in molecular techniques relevant to real-time PCR and sequence analysis; microbiology training and familiarity with Biosafety Level 2 practices are a plus.
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.