Research Associate

MiraVista Diagnostics has an opening in the Research and Development Department for a motivated Research Associate to be part of a team tasked with improvement/development of diagnostic products. The Research associate will design, develop, and execute experiments under the direct supervision of the Project Leader. Duties may include the following:

  • Perform day to day experimental activities under GLP conditions, maintain detailed documentation.
  • Perform protocols and data analysis required for product development.
  • Specimen processing, storing, shipping and sample set preparation/documentation
  • General and preventative equipment maintenance and functional verification
  • Preparation of solutions, reagents or media.
  • Ensure work is aligned with all relevant quality requirements.
  • Keep current on applicable scientific literature
  • Participates in and adheres to the Quality Program.
  • Interact with staff from all Departments.
  • Adhere to safety SOPs and report potential safety hazards.
  • Assist in preparations of GMP/QSR documents related to product manufacturing and quality assurance, publications, SOP’s, MSDS, etc
  • Must be able to work independently in an interdisciplinary team environment.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or equivalent.
  • Preferred: minimum of one year pertinent research and development experience.

Skills, Specialized Knowledge and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge in the areas of microbiology, immunology or molecular biology and biochemistry as related to infectious diseases.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving abilities.
  • Must possess exceptional communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft products)
  • Highly motivated, readily adapts to changing priorities, effectively manages own time to ensure tasks, multiple projects are completed on time


  • MiraVista offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, 401(k) Plan with company contribution and Paid Time Off.

E-mail Resume to Michelle Durkin

MiraVista Diagnostics was established in 2002 and operates a fast-paced onsite clinical laboratory in Indianapolis where we process more than 100,000 diagnostic tests for serious fungal infections each year.

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