Research Associate I

Scientific/R&D Salt Lake City, Utah

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At BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. we make the world a healthier place by providing molecular solutions that lessen the time to medical results and empower healthcare professionals to make better diagnostic decisions.

We are proud to be part of the bioMérieux family and the 5,000+ team members across 12 sites and subsidiaries in North America committed to our mission to help save lives around the globe through the power of diagnostics.

Come be a part of our team and our mission as a Research Associate I!

Position Summary:

This is a full time non-exempt position. This position is part of a team working on a variety of laboratory procedures involving real-time PCR using established methods and techniques under general guidance. This person works closely with other research associates in the department. Performs general lab duties, designs and conducts experiments, collects and analyzes data, and keeps an accurate record of all work done in accordance with the quality system. Requires some problem-solving skills. Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instruction on new assignments. Reports to the Senior Research Associate or Scientist.


Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BFDX’s Quality System.
  • Participate in lab duties (i.e. regular cleaning, maintaining applicable reagents) and experiments.
  • Be knowledgeable with several different PCR instruments (e.g. FilmArray, RapidCyler, Plate-based thermocyclers).
  • Collects and analyze data relating to real-time PCR.
  • Contribute to project objectives within his/her scientific discipline.
  • Collaborates with others team members for assigned projects.
  • Ensure that laboratory notebook for assigned projects/experiments are maintained in accordance with the BFDX Employment Handbook.



Training and Education:

May require a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent and demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word. Must demonstrate skill in basic laboratory technician practices (pipetting, materials handling, contamination control).



0-2 years’ experience in the field or in related area.



Physical Requirements:

Must be able to safely lift and maneuver 40lbs.

BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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 BioFire Diagnostics’ 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).