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Molecular Biologist

Location: Philadelphia, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
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.

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.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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).

Please be aware that recruitment related scams are on the rise. Fraudulent job postings are being placed on other websites, and individuals posing as bioMérieux Talent Acquisition team members are reaching out via email or text message in an attempt to collect your personal and confidential information. In some cases, these scammers are also conducting bogus interviews prior to extending fraudulent offers of employment. Beware of individuals reaching out using general phone numbers and non-bioMerieux email domains (i.e. Hotmail.com, Gmail.com, Yahoo.com, etc.). If you are concerned that an interview experience or offer of employment might be a scam, please make sure you are searching for the posting on our careers site https://careers.biomerieux.com/ or contact us at [email protected].

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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