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Help us support the discovery of new antimicrobials that matter. Joining IHMA is joining the future of medication that can make differences in people’s lives and wellbeing.

IHMA is one of the world’s most dynamic central reference laboratories, specializing in the field of anti-infectives. We serve the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotech industries. IHMA depends on its talented professionals to provide exceptional customized products and services to clients engaged in the fight against infectious disease.

We are dedicated to providing an enriched and inspiring culture for all of our employees, who together help us best serve our clients’ needs. While our company has evolved in the 30 years since our founding, we remain driven by our commitment to science and technology and are focused on bringing out the best in people. We attract the most talented professionals in the field and empower them to do their best work to support our clients and the global community at large.

Current Openings

Molecular Biologist I

The Molecular Biologist is responsible for performing and analyzing Molecular assays to support IHMA’s contract research projects. These responsibilities include writing protocols, procuring necessary supplies and equipment, conducting testing, training other employees as needed, recording and summarizing results, and routinely updating management on project status. The Molecular Biologist is also responsible for keeping abreast of technical developments in the field of molecular microbiology.

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Specific Duties:

  1. Perform accurate and precise testing according to established procedures in Molecular Microbiology.
  2. Interpret data resulting from Molecular assays and determine validity of test results.
  3. Maintain accurate computerized records of valid test results according to established procedures.
  4. Perform necessary quality control procedures, properly evaluate control data, and implement and document corrective action as needed.
  5. Record all needed information and write up study results as required by contracts with clients.
  6. Write scientific reports (abstracts, posters) when needed.
  7. Operate, calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot all instrumentation and equipment used in performance of job duties.
  8. Organize work according to laboratory priorities and complete assigned responsibilities with little supervision.
  9. Assist other laboratories and department employees as necessary.
  10. Observe all safety measures; keep work area clean and safe.
  11. Communicate with supervisor and/or co-workers in a timely manner when any problems arise.
  12. Train other employees as needed.
  13. Review pertinent microbiology literature, particularly that regarding molecular biology and its application regarding antimicrobial susceptibility and resistance.
  14. Make recommendations regarding new technologies that would enhance IHMA’s competitive position in the field of molecular diagnostics.
  15. Support the Molecular Microbiology Laboratory and IHMA Laboratories as a whole.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned or needed.

 

 

Background Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Biological sciences with 4+ years of hands-on laboratory experience; or Master’s degree in Biological sciences
  2. Experience in molecular biology in a clinical microbiology or research laboratory
  3. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and familiarity with other Microsoft products.
  4. Familiarity with higher throughput equipment (e.g. multichannel pipettors) is preferred.
  5. Familiarity with short-read whole-genome sequencing is preferred.

Technologist - Monthey, Switzerland

The Surveillance/Clinical Services Laboratory Technologist will perform various aspects of antimicrobial laboratory-based testing in the Surveillance Services laboratory. The Technologist will perform such studies in line with the needs of the projects and the Laboratory Manager/Laboratory Director in a timely and efficient fashion and will report directly to the Laboratory Manager.

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Essential Job Activities & Functions in line with IHMA Europe Sàrl SOPs:

  • Participate in planning and execution of surveillance laboratory-based projects.
  • Planning in line with Laboratory Manager
  • Sample receipt, storage, and processing
  • Organism identification (MALDI, other)
  • Preparation of susceptibility testing plates and QC
  • Running susceptibility testing, QC and data recording
  • Verification of data and scanning of data through OptiScan
  • Verification of data QA reports (from IHMA, Inc.), identification of erroneous data and planning and execution of repeat susceptibility where required
  • Participate in laboratory maintenance, laboratory inventories

Business Development Associate

The Business Development Associate is responsible for working with members of the team to develop and implement standard processes and documents needed to support all aspects of business development; support and enhance client communications and interactions; and ensure full study compliance and documentation of changes to current contracts. The Business Development Associate is also responsible for developing of proposals, proposal budgets, and any other responses to proposal requests and collaborating on the creation and maintenance of marketing materials.

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Specific Duties:

  1. Help develop and maintain all business development tools and processes including, but not necessarily limited to: Proposal templates for all lines of business, including SOPs that support proposals; Nomenclature and filing processes for all business development documents, including SOPs that are needed to support these documents; Pricing development and listing of new and/or existing items, tasks, and services for price list; and  Business development dashboards
  2. Regular review of price list items, tasks, and services (including their costs) with the appropriate personnel to ensure: descriptions are accurate, and costs encompass all necessary components; and costs to client are fair and competitive.
  3. Work with other members of the Business Development team and pertinent personnel to optimize IHMA’s chances of receiving RFPs.
  4. Work with other members of the Business Development team and pertinent personnel to ensure responses (i.e. proposals) to RFPs are accomplished in an accurate and timely manner.
  5. Communicate closely with IHMA operations teams (e.g. laboratory, project management, IT, etc.) to help ensure client expectations are being met on a project by project basis.
  6. Attend client calls, meetings and conferences as needed to support IHMA scientific and client-based business development initiatives.
  7. Help develop and maintain all marketing tools and process including but not limited to: Customer facing materials such as brochures and presentations; Content posting and maintenance of presence on IHMA social media platforms; Customer announcements such as press releases and mass e-mail notifications; IHMA website content and maintenance; Monitor market trends and share with the organization as appropriate; Analyze marketing effort and share with the organization
  8. Perform other duties as assigned or needed

 

 Background Requirements:

  1. Bachelor of Science in a Biological Science
  2. Science background, preferably with experience in clinical microbiology or anti-infective drug development
  3. Strong written and oral communication skills
  4. Highly competent in MicroSoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

End User Technology Specialist

This position is responsible for the administration, maintenance, and installation of all end user technologies consumed by the organization and supported by the Service Desk.

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Specific Duties:

  1. Maintain a variety of computer equipment, peripherals, printers, computer test equipment, and other computer hardware
  2. Purchase and maintain inventory of parts and supplies necessary for the support of IHMA’s End-User technologies
  3. Participate in the selection of new End-User technologies to meet the ongoing needs of IHMA’s End-User Community
  4. Operate as a key member of the Service Desk by: (1) Providing administration and support of all end-user consumed platforms; (2) Maintaining the integrity of administrative information in end-user consumed platforms; (3) Providing front-line support for all end-user technology incidents; (4) Fulfilling approved end-user technology requests; (5) Providing event and problem management; (6) Utilizing Service Desk runbooks for the resolution of Service Desk issues; (7) Providing end-users with training on end-user technologies; and (8) Participating in on-call rotation to provide global support.
  5. Manage User End-Point Security, such as Anti-Malware, Bad Behavior Detection, and OS Patching
  6. Manage all aspects of IHMA Mobile Device Management platform
  7. Document IHMA solutions in a playbook/runbook format for use by the Service Desk
  8. Perform other duties as assigned or needed

 

Physical Requirements:

  1. Must be able to sit and work at a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  2. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  3. Must be able to safely carry and use a ladder to work on overhead data cables.
  4. Must be able to reach and work over head

 

Background Requirements:

  1. Four (4) Years of relevant work experience
    An Associate degree or higher in a Computer Science related field or equivalent certification and experience
  2. Demonstrated history of success with the following technology stacks, including: Desktop OS, Cloud Apps, Applications, SSO/IDP, Printing, Networking, Servers, Virtualization

Data Engineer

The Data Engineer is responsible for managing requirements and data collected from various medical research projects. The Data Engineer will work collaboratively with internal and external clients to ensure that requirements are defined accurately and completely. The Data Engineer works to make certain that data is collected, managed, and reported clearly, accurately, and securely. The Data Engineer is also responsible for capturing and managing requirements for internal systems and collaborates in a cross functional capacity with other members of the Information Systems team, to produce programs and scripts to generate promised deliverable.

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Specific Duties:

  1. Creates and manages all requirements that define the work and deliverables as needed for clients.
  2. Validates data to ensure consistency, integrity and accuracy based on project specific guidelines.
  3. Participates in validation and testing of applications, and SQL scripts.
  4. Designs client solutions and creates supporting documentation.
  5. Creates project specific deliverables using Excel, SQL, or other programming languages.
  6. Reviews Information Systems processes and advises about risks, opportunities and improvements.
  7. Performs duties in a manner that is compliant with appropriate regulatory requirements.
  8. Performs scheduled data transfers according to client specifications.
  9. Works with internal clients to problem solve and create a positive client experience.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned or needed.

 

Background Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Data Science or Software Development, applicable certifications, or relevant work experience.
  2. At least 2 years of SQL experience.
  3. At least 2 years of experience in testing data and applications.
  4. At least 1 year of writing SQL Stored procedures.
  5. At least 2 years of a scripting language, including C#, JavaScript or equivalent.
  6. Background in healthcare or science, specifically microbiology, is preferred.
  7. Strong organizational and detail-oriented skills.
  8. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team.
  9. Strong written and oral communication skills.

Laboratory Assistant

The Laboratory Assistant is responsible for assisting the IHMA laboratories by support of daily laboratory work in the general and molecular laboratories, and analytics product development. Certain activities may be based on level of education and experience.

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Specific Duties:
1. Accession and scan in new shipments
2. Verify requisition forms
3. Process and/or set up cultures and isolates
4. Retrieve and replace isolate vials from the freezer
5. Subculture isolates
6. Inoculate and freeze repository vials; maintain freezer log
7. Inoculate susceptibility panels using the AIM inoculator
8. Assist in general laboratory prep e.g. print labels and paperwork, label plates and tubes, restock supplies, autoclave supplies, dispose of biohazard waste, etc.
9. Assist in panel production as needed
10. Perform duties accurately according to established IHMA protocols; document all deviations from standard protocols
11. Organize work according to laboratory priorities and complete assigned responsibilities with little supervision
12. Assist in other laboratory duties as assigned

Background requirements:
1. Bachelor of Science degree preferred
2. Must be able to work accurately with little supervision

Microbiologist I

This position will include testing for all phase II, III, and IV clinical microbiology studies, evaluation of new compounds, and global surveillance studies. IHMA and its affiliates specialize in infectious disease microbiology and offer the most comprehensive services available to companies developing and marketing antimicrobial agents. These responsibilities include testing for all phase II, III, IV clinical microbiology studies, evaluation of new compounds and global surveillance studies. This is a full-time position with minimal weekend coverage. IHMA offers health insurance and paid time off for vacation and holidays. This is an opportunity to grow and work in a diverse environment where creativity and initiative are fostered.

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Specific Duties:
1. Identify organisms (aerobes and anaerobes) to genus and species by colony morphology and biochemical testing
2. Perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods such as broth microdilution panels, E-test, disk diffusion, and agar dilution. Perform accurate and precise testing according to established procedures in microbiology
3. Report results legibly or by computer conforming to procedures
4. Perform necessary quality control procedures, properly evaluate control data, and implement and document corrective action as needed
5. Write up study results as required by contracts with clients
6. Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access is a great plus
7. Operate, calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot instrumentation and equipment used in performance of job duties
8. Organize work according to laboratory priorities and completing assigned responsibilities with little supervision
9. Assist other department employees as necessary

Background Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree
2. Experience in a clinical microbiology laboratory or MT(ASCP) preferred

Microbiologist II

IHMA is looking for an experienced clinical microbiologist for our medium-sized research laboratory in Schaumburg, IL. IHMA and its affiliates specialize in infectious disease microbiology and offer the most comprehensive services available to companies developing and marketing antimicrobial agents. These responsibilities include testing for all phase II, III, IV clinical microbiology studies, evaluation of new compounds and global surveillance studies. This is a full-time position with minimal weekend coverage. IHMA offers health insurance and paid time off for vacation and holidays. This is an opportunity to grow and work in a diverse environment where creativity and initiative are fostered.

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Specific Duties:
1. Identify organisms (aerobes and anaerobes) to genus and species by colony morphology and biochemical testing
2. Perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods such as broth microdilution panels, E-test, disk diffusion, and agar dilution. Perform accurate and precise testing according to established procedures in microbiology
3. Report results legibly or by computer, conforming to procedures
4. Perform necessary quality control procedures, properly evaluate control data, and implement and document corrective action as needed
5. Write up study results as required by contracts with clients
6. Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access is a great plus
7. Operate, calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot instrumentation and equipment used in performance of job duties
8. Organize work according to laboratory priorities and completing assigned responsibilities with little supervision
9. Assist other department employees as necessary

Background Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
2. Experience in a clinical microbiology laboratory, MT(ASCP) or equivalent a plus