BioFire Diagnostics is a global leader in developing innovative molecular diagnostic devices for infectious disease. 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 II is a technical, hourly position with laboratory responsibilities.
The RA 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 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 BioFire. A Research Associate II will normally 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.