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Clinical Scientist

Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Clinical Affairs

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety.

In North America we have more than 5,000 team members across 11 sites or subsidiaries, including Salt Lake City-based BioFire Diagnostics and one subsidiary in Montreal, Canada.

Come and join a family-owned global company with a long-term vision, and a human-centered culture.


As part of the Clinical Affairs department, the Clinical Scientist mission is to design, lead and monitor the clinical trials aimed to establish the clinical performance of our IVD Microbiology products, in respect with the Good Clinical Practices and the applicable Regulations.


Position Summary:

In order to maintain and uphold our products to the highest standards, the Clinical Scientist will manage clinical breakpoint evaluations by contributing to the design, preparation and analysis of data gathered from previous clinical trials. Final deliverables will correspond to the central piece of the regulatory submissions and approval processes of the products performance. He/she will balance between a highly regulated environment within strong project constraints to meet company objectives.



  • Prepare, analyze, and review previous clinical trial data with new committee breakpoints to evaluate product performance
  • Provide technical reviews, data summary packages, and contribute to all project deliverables, including documentation readiness
  • Work with appropriate project team members in writing rationale for data acceptability for new breakpoint evaluation performed on original clinical trial data
  • Initiate and monitor VITEK AST clinical trials, additional testing and data collection when necessary
  • Prepare Summary Reports and data packages to aid in submission to regulatory bodies (e.g. FDA) and participate in interactive submission reviews
  • Participate and conduct the review and approval of the plans, Technical Reviews and Design Review Minutes as necessary while maintaining files for audits and completeness
  • Manage a Clinical Affairs Element Team composed of Clinical Data Manager, Laboratory Technician and other Clinical Scientists when necessary
  • Interact with internal (project team) and external interfaces (Physician, Biologist, Clinical Research Coordinator, Laboratory Technicians)
  • Train other team members as needed on the breakpoint evaluation process and tools
  • May require up to 10-15% travel


Studies and Experience:

  • Ph.D. or MS/Engineer in a scientific field; MD/PharmD or equivalent; All ideally completed by biomedical research methodology skills.
  • Associate to Bachelor’s degrees supplemented by a solid experience and/or appropriate internal training and/or external qualification in the field is also considered.
  • Ideally 5+ years industry experience preferred
  • Breakpoint Evaluation experience preferred  


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Problem solving and analytical thinking skills required
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Key experience including: Regulatory compliance, clinical trials, data analysis and document preparation
  • Strong team orientation and collaboration to work with peers, investigators, and other team members that contribute to the success of the projects
  • Adaptable and flexible to adjust to changing demands, timelines, deliverables and/or regulations


bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.

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