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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) R&D Senior Scientist I (Hybrid) in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description Summary

The R&D Senior Scientist I reports directly to the Biological Sciences R&D Manager and is responsible for delivering technical excellence in the area of applied biological sciences within the IDS R&D Specimen Management organization. The R&D Senior Scientist I will drive activities supporting the development, verification, and continued performance of IDS specimen management solutions for clinical diagnostic markets. Specific areas of focus may include: participating in cross-functional team discussions and providing functional inputs; preparing samples/prototypes for internal or external analysis; developing and executing test protocols and documenting results with minor guidance; conducting early stage technology feasibility assessments for innovation; conducting root cause analysis for product development and sustaining engineering activities; maintaining laboratory equipment and facilities.

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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.

PRIMARY DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES & AUTHORITIES :

  • Represents the R&D Biological Sciences function as an Extended Team member in support of large technology and product development programs as needed and may also support projects with less complexity as a Core Team member.

  • Design and execute experiments that further the development, verification, and evidence generation efforts across all assigned programs and projects.

  • Document and build technical knowledge within assigned business areas; explore and recommend solution concepts and principles when applicable.

  • Drive key aspects of product development work streams including but not limited to Requirements Management, Design Verification, and Design Transfer to Manufacturing for applicable assignments.

  • Ensure program success by working cross functionally with R&D-Engineering, Marketing, Medical Affairs, Manufacturing, Quality and Regulatory Affairs.

  • Participate in intellectual property growth; submit patent applications and Invention Disclosure Records.

  • Works under general direction and independently determines or develops approach to solutions.

  • Adhere to Good Laboratory Practices, all relevant lab operational procedures, and actively participate in maintaining the setting and functionality of the IDS Biochemistry and Analytical laboratories and equipment.

  • Mentor and train junior team members and foster a collaborative work environment.

  • Travel as required to conferences, manufacturing sites, customer visits, etc.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS :

  • Expected to become proficient in specific core competency areas including coagulation, clinical chemistry, blood gases, hematology, and molecular diagnostics

  • Experience with functional cell analysis and flow cytometry is not required but highly desirable.

  • General molecular and biochemical laboratory skills such as ELISA, immunoblotting, UV-VIS spectrophotometry, and basic chemistry (i.e. buffer preparation and pH adjustment) is required.

  • Experience with handling clinical specimens (particularly human blood) is desired; blood borne pathogen safety training is necessary and will be provided.

  • Must be proficient with MS Office and experience with statistical analysis tools is desired.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills. Must be comfortable with complex team matrices.

  • Strong learning agility.

  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency and willing to take hands-on work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE :

  • Minimum of a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related field is required. M.S. or Ph.D. strongly preferred.

  • B.S. 5+ years’ experience.

  • M.S. 3+ years’ experience.

  • Ph.D. 0+ years’ experience

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 NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional Locations

USA NJ - Bridgewater (Cognizant), USA NJ - Totowa 20 Campus Road, USA NJ ZebraSciNJ, USA PA - Warrendale, USA PA - Zelienople

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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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