Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: All
Job Function: Bioscience R&D
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.
The Molecular Biology Research and Innovation Department is seeking a research associate to work with department scientists and staff to build a robust portfolio of vetted research concepts for future commercial products.
The Research Associate I/II is a technical, hourly position with laboratory responsibilities. The RA I/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, bacterial and fungal culture, 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 basic 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 bioMerieux. A Research Associate I/II will work collaboratively with other Research Associates, self-direct on routine work with no or minimal instruction and supervision, and will operate with general or detailed instruction and supervision on new procedures and assignments.
Training and Education:
A bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in science is preferred. Alternately, candidates with a minimum of two years of undergraduate education in a scientific discipline with at least two years of relevant laboratory experience and thorough knowledge of basic chemistry, microbiology, and/or molecular biology principles may also be considered.
Competitive candidates will have 0-2 years of experience with molecular laboratory techniques, including real-time PCR and sequence analysis; microbiology training and familiarity with Biosafety Level 2 practices are a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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).