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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) R&D Scientist II (on-site) in Limerick, Ireland

Job Description Summary

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 70,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Our Research and Development (R&D) Centre of Excellence in Limerick provides cutting edge technology and a creative environment to be inspired to tap into your inner genius.

At BD Biosciences, our purpose is to help all people live healthy lives. We are a world leader bringing innovative tools to research and clinical laboratories in basic research, drug discovery and development, biopharmaceutical production and disease management. We develop technology that enables faster diagnosis and better clinical outcomes.

To ensure that our cell analysis products deliver outstanding performance and exceed our customers’ expectations, BD Biosciences is seeking a passionate and capable Reagents & Assays Scientist II to contribute to a cross-disciplinary product development team.

This is a 1 year fixed term contract to cover a maternity leave.

Job Description

Be the Reagents & Assays R&D Scientist II:

The Reagents & Assays Scientist II participates in the definition, design, and execution of R&D activities throughout all phases of the product development process for BD Biosciences cellular analysis systems. This includes the design of test methods and test strategies, development and execution of formal protocols, analysis and interpretation of results, and communication of results and their impact through written reports, design reviews, and interactive discussions. The Level II Scientist works closely with systems engineers, marketing and system verification scientists to support the successful application of new technologies and ensure that the system design meets technical, customer, and regulatory agency requirements. They regularly exercise sound, independent judgement and applies systems thinking, problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting to generate innovative ideas to improve BD products or processes.

This is a hands-on testing and problem-solving role. The Level II Scientist conducts experiments using flow cytometry and applies strong knowledge in scientific principles, immunology, sample manipulation, and/or immunoassays to influence best practice laboratory procedures and study designs. The individual maintains up-to-date knowledge of customer workflows and scientific advancements in flow cytometry and will be called upon to represent the voice of the customer to product developers and assist with translating the customer needs to product requirements. You will understand and communicate the broader impact of design features, test methods, and results to the user, customer, regulator, and to the marketability of the product. The individual exercises influence across functions, and contributes to cross-functional problem solving.

About you

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Immunology, Cell Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science or another relevant scientific subject with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience or a combination of equivalent education and experience.

  • Experience researching and applying scientific principles to create new or optimize existing laboratory procedures, with a focus haematology, immunology, and/or molecular genetics

  • Experience performing statistical analysis and interpreting experimental results

  • Ability to apply creative problem-solving skills to novel or complex applications

  • Ability to critically evaluate proposed study designs with basic knowledge of statistics, the calculation of sample sizes and/or estimation of statistical power

  • Ability to train bench-level personnel at multiple levels of education and/or expertise

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with others in a multi-disciplinary team

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to meet technical objectives and solve challenges under conditions of ambiguity and rapid change

  • Experience handling and processing blood samples in a Biosafety Level 2 laboratory using universal precautions


  • (Preferred) MS degree or PhD in Immunology, Cell Biology or in a related scientific discipline

  • Hands on experience operating and troubleshooting flow cytometry analyzers and/or sorters, with knowledge of flow cytometry instrument platforms, applications and software,

  • Experience designing and optimizing multi-parameter flow cytometry applications which may include: immunophenotyping, apoptosis, cell proliferation and cell activation

  • Experience working within a regulated medical device industry with knowledge or experience in FDA submissions

  • Familiar with accreditation and guiding agencies for the clinical laboratory including CLSI, including experience in audits conducted by accrediting bodies.

  • Knowledge or experience with flow cytometry, applications, and customer workflows

Click on apply if this sounds like you!

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.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity 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, or any other protected status.

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Primary Work Location

IRL Limerick - Castletroy

Additional Locations

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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.

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