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Associate Process Scientist, Biochemist

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

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.

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.

 

Benefits at bioMerieux:

  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision benefits starting day one
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 160 hours of paid time off
  • Annual bonus
  • 9.5% 401k company contribution with no vesting period
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $10,000 per calendar year
  • Onsite cafeteria with daily food stipend

 

Position Summary:

As part of the Analytical Production Securitization Industrialization team in the Engineering and Industrialization department, the Associate Process Scientist, Biochemist will perform projects to support the manufacturing of BACT/ALERT® Culture Media products. Within this role the Associate Process Scientist will be required to interface with Manufacturing, Quality Control, Quality Assurance / Validation, R&D, Purchasing, Supply Chain, and other functions as required in order to ensure successful project achievements to facilitate quality production that meets on-time customer demands.

 

Responsibilities:

  • In this position the Associate Process Scientist’s primary focus will include the analysis of both biological and chemical derived raw materials for secondary/alternate sourcing projects in order to achieve site securitization and/or cost saving initiatives.
  • Analysis includes laboratory testing at the bench scale, performance testing on final product, and large scale validation activities.
  • Strong knowledge of cGLP and cGMP, microbial testing (environmental monitoring, bioburden, isolating and monitoring microorganism cultures) and analytical instrumentation proficiencies (HPLC, GC, SEC, pH, FTIR) will be required, along with understanding impact to both upstream and downstream processes when considering raw material changes.
  • Management of multiple projects will be required, whereby assessments are generated to evaluate interim progress and effectiveness.
  • Project leadership is necessary in order to guide timelines, adjust expectations, and collaborate cross-functionally.
  • This position will require a strong knowledge of both chemistry and microbiology in order to provide subject matter expertise in evaluating raw material and process changes in both planned and unplanned circumstances, provide departmental representation on cross-functional teams, as well as, participate and identify improvement opportunities and strategies.
  • Perform all work in compliance with company quality procedures and standards.
  • Develop Job Aids to support routine activities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Manufacturing, to build product on the Production lines with the intention of product and release testing.
  • Author and revise Industrialization Studies and Technical Assessments.
  • Manage Change Controls and author/revise material release documentation.
  • Champion failure root cause analysis.

 

Supplemental Data:

  • Demonstrating the behaviors of being a self-starter who is organized, detailed, conscientious, and ambitious.  Lead by example.
  • Models behaviors such as being a team player with a positive attitude, approaching projects/tasks with a sense of ownership, and developing and improving the skill level and behaviors of others.
  • Performs documentation requirements in a cGMP compliant manner in accordance with Quality Policies.
  • Responsible to follow all site Safety Policies/OSHA policies including requirements as related to personal protection equipment as needed to perform routine and non-routine duties.
  • Takes an active / leading role in continuous improvement as well as infrastructure improvement toward the implementation of sustainable reliability based maintenance program.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team in addition to autonomously as required.
  • Effectively communicates within team and interfaces with other site departments, verbally and written.
  • Ability to maintain and execute a Project Schedule.

 

Studies and Experience:

  • B.S. in Biochemistry or closely related field, with minimum 3 years of experience required
  • M.S. in Biochemistry or closely related field, with minimum 1 year of experience preferred.
  • FDA regulated cGMP industry experience preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year of Project Management experience preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working in a cGMP environment preferred.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Robust technical background in analytical chemistry methods, microbiological methods, and aseptic technique.
  • Basic SAP knowledge, or a related ERP system.
  • Computational aptitude for scaling formulation recipes.
  • Experience with data analysis and statistical software competence, Minitab preferred.
  • Experience with implementing changes/qualifications through change control process.
  • Strong project management skills, familiarity with Microsoft Project.
  • Direct experience in authoring and review/approval of documentation.
  • Agility to re-prioritize workload independently due to business needs.
  • Exhibit instrument and method trouble shooting skills (HPLC, GC, SEC, pH, FTIR, BCID, etc).
  • Self-directed individual who can work with limited direction.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

 

Physical Requirements:

  •  Ability to remain in stationary position, often standing, for prolonged periods.

  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs, ladders, ramps, and the like.

  • Ability to wear PPE correctly most of the day.

  • Ability to work in a lab executing activities including working in biosafety cabinets for prolonged periods.

 

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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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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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