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Global Medical Scientist

Location: Durham, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Medical 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.


Position Summary:

The Global Medical Affairs Scientist contributes to the design and execution of peri-/post-commercial launch studies (PPLS) and Health Economics and Outcome Research (HEOR) to generate evidence of the medical value of bioMérieux microbiology products (antimicrobial susceptibility testing, organism identification, blood culture systems). This position reports to the Director of Global Medical Affairs for Microbiology.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Keeps abreast of scientific literature and recent developments in fields of clinical microbiology, in vitro diagnostics, and laboratory methods
  • Synthesizes information from publications to establish a searchable database of evidence and identify gaps for the clinical microbiology portfolio
  • Writes and reviews protocols to ensure sound study design and appropriate budget
  • Communicates effectively with investigators at each study site
  • Coordinates legal contracts, logistics and training needed to initiate and execute studies
  • Plans and implements effective strategies for data management and statistical analysis
  • Anticipates and proactively mitigates challenges and risks to timely execution of studies
  • Monitors study progress and provides regular updates to the PPLS review board
  • Contributes to abstract, poster, and peer-reviewed journal publication of study results
  • Committed to the continuous improvement of study management, compliance, due diligence and reporting processes
  • Contributes to transversal projects specific to medical affairs
  • Coordinate laboratory-related activities with R&D and Clinical Affairs if needed. 


Studies and Experience:

  • Advanced Degree (e.g. MS, PhD, PharmD or equivalent) preferred.
  • Relevant experience in managing clinical trials/ studies in an academic environment, clinical laboratory, healthcare, industry, or CRO.  
  • At least 2-5 years of relevant experience in the areas of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases, and clinical research. 


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proficient in writing research protocols and scientific papers
  • Familiar with microbiology laboratory test methods, regulatory standards, and practice guidelines
  • Strong networking skills with key opinion leaders and principal investigators
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication (oral and written), presentation, and project management skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed global environment
  • Strong prioritization and decision-making skills
  • Fluent in English


Travel: 15-20% (domestic and international)

Location: St. Louis (MO) or Durham (NC)


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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