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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Quality Scientist - Microbiologist in Broken Bow, Nebraska

Job Description Summary

Responsible for performing, scheduling, and/or reviewing microbiology related testing associated with routine testing, customer complaints, validations, and/or projects. Responsible for routine sterilization batch record release and associated sterilization validations.

Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in a scientific field, with a minimum of four courses in microbiology related field- OR - an equivalent level of training, experience, and demonstrated proficiency in understanding and interpreting critical sterilization and microbiological data (minimum of 2 years) is required.

Familiarity and experience with aseptic technique is required.

Familiarity with regulatory environments is preferred.

Knowledge of GMP and other regulatory requirements is preferred.

Familiarity with moist heat and/or gamma irradiation sterilization modalities preferred.

Job Description

Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to :

Follows safe laboratory procedures and precautions when operating equipment and handling chemicals or microorganisms.

  • Coordinates the activities of the Microbiology Laboratory in support of a 24/7 shift manufacturing operation, and indirectly is responsible for the daily activities of the microbiology lab.

  • Supervises the monitoring of inventory of items in the microbiology lab.

  • Performs procedures, validation, and training according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Corporate Quality Assurance.

  • Performs laboratory owned calibrations.

  • Understands the principles of scheduling and how it relates to the support the Sterility Assurance Program.

  • Schedules and performs non-routine testing as needed.

  • Performs out of specification investigations.

  • Back up for approving the sterilization dose data with the Senior Microbiologist is absent.

  • Coordinates and directs the incubator temperature profiles and the annual laboratory autoclave requalification.

  • Assists with the development and documentation associated with new procedures including the development of preventative maintenance programs as needed.

  • Responsible for purchasing supplies and maintaining the monthly budget. Assists in the preparation of the annual budget.

  • Oversees the training of new associates or the implementation of a new process in the lab. Initiates all technicians to do their jobs and follows up with additional training and instruction as required to maintain satisfactory performance.

  • Ability to operate all equipment / perform all testing in the lab with basic trouble shooting skills.

  • Performs Lab Technician functions as directed or needed.

  • Upholds a high degree of accuracy and good technique in all laboratory procedures, including all testing associated with the support of a Sterility Assurance Program including the preparation of media, mathematical calculations and maintaining records and log books. Responsible for reviewing and approving reports, documents and testing that is generated by the Microbiology lab as specified by operating procedures.

Other responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Complies with all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies/procedures.

  • Complies with all local BD quality policies/procedures/practices through consistent application of sound Quality Assurance principles.

  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

  • Performs assigned work without continuous supervision.

  • Observes all safety, environmental and quality system standards.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in a scientific field, with a minimum of four courses in microbiology related field- OR - an equivalent level of training, experience, and demonstrated proficiency in understanding and interpreting critical sterilization and microbiological data (minimum of 2 years) is required.

  • Familiarity and experience with aseptic technique is required.

  • Familiarity with regulatory environments is preferred.

  • Knowledge of GMP and other regulatory requirements is preferred.

  • Familiarity with moist heat and/or gamma irradiation sterilization modalities preferred.

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

To learn more about BD visit https://jobs.bd.com/

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Primary Work Location

USA NE - Broken Bow

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email asc.americas@bd.com

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