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Associate Scientist

Location: Philadelphia, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Engineering

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:

All work is performed in a food safety laboratory testing for the presence of common pathogens such as Salmonella and Listeria as well as other food spoilage organisms.  Technologies used in the laboratory include traditional microbiology, PCR/qPCR, mass spec and advanced microbiology methods such as TEMPO.  The Associate Scientist performs all work in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards.  This position requires meticulous record-keeping and attention to detail. 



  • Maintains chain of custody of customer samples from intake through to reporting.
  • Performs quantitative and qualitative analyses of customer samples using various technologies (PCR/qPCR, traditional plating, TEMPO, mass spec, sequencing, biochemical assays, etc.
  • Prepares microbiological media.
  • Assists with laboratory organization, supply inventory, cleaning, calibration/verification/preventive maintenance of equipment/instruments.


Supplemental Data:

Position interacts directly with 5 team members and indirectly with ~40 members of the larger business unit.  Limited travel expectations.


Studies and Experience:

  • Position requires an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a biological science
  • 0-4 years of lab experience


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with PCR, traditional microbiological methods, mass spec or library prep will be beneficial.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint is an asset.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to remain in stationary position, often standing, for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to wear PPE correctly most of the day

  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs over short distances


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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