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PCR Specialist

Location: Philadelphia, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Bioscience R&D

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 Molecular Biologist is responsible for planning, implementation and management of PCR and qPCR processes and products. This individual will be expected to provide scientific guidance and molecular expertise in transferring completed development projects from research to operations and production. They will ensure operations has accurate and detailed SOPs as well as lead troubleshooting projects that arise in Operations. His/her direct reporting will be to The Director of Manufacturing.



  • Responsible for production and filling of PCR solutions in accordance with standard work instructions
  • Leading technology transfer from R&D to Operations from assay development to production
  • SOP generation and scaling from R&D to Operations from assay development to production
  • Design and develop troubleshooting and root cause identification of Operations related issues, specifically related to PCR and molecular diagnostics
  • Assist with design, implementation, and maintenance of PCR automation
  • Proactively implement quality and productivity improvements
  • Maintain knowledge of company operations, departments, organization, and executive’s direct reports


Studies and Experience:

  • MS or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and between 2 to 5 years of industry experience or equivalent experience in GMP related industry
  • 2 years managerial experience
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control experience in a regulated (FDA, GMP) industry is highly desirable


Skills and Qualifications:

  • In depth knowledge of molecular diagnostics & PCR
  • Excellent computer, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required. Must be results oriented, and self-motivated
  • Lean six sigma knowledge a plus


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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