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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior R&D Scientist - Reagent & Assay Development (Hyrbid) in Limerick, Ireland

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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. We are looking for amazing, passionate and dedicated people like you, where you will be at the forefront of creating and developing specialised devices, software solutions and systems to help others. You are the one who can make the difference. Join us and be a crucial part of advancing the world of health!

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About the role

BD is looking for a highly talented Senior R&D Scientist who will be responsible for the design and development of new reagents for flow cytometry applications.

We are looking for a highly motivated person who will provide technical leadership to drive innovative solutions to a wide range of challenges in reagent development.

You are a self-starter and want to implement solutions that are efficient and complete to further improve BDs reagent portfolio. The candidate must have strong scientific training and can lead experimental design, independently evaluate or present material of moderate to high complexity to cross functional disciplines. The candidate must be able to work under general direction, but independently determine and define approaches to solutions. The ideal candidate is a strong leader who has experience managing project timelines, driving strategy and/or leading or managing teams.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Designs, develops & assess feasibility of new reagent systems and assays using creative solutions.

  • Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects.

  • Effectively communicate technical concepts/issues, project status, risks, and mitigations to cross functional stakeholders including preparation and review of protocols & technical reports.

  • Analyzes and presents experimental data of moderate to high complexity at group meetings and technical reviews. May present data at national scientific meetings.

  • May serve as the technical lead scientist on a project. Provides problem solving capabilities to difficult problems.

  • Transfer of new reagent systems and assays with proper process development into Operations.

  • Develops knowledge of BDB Cell Analysis products through training, use and competitor analysis.

  • Continues pursuit of cell analysis knowledge through seminars and webinars.

  • May provide training and mentoring to junior staff.

  • Participates in addressing corrective actions whenever a hazard is identified.

About you

  • Minimum Masters degree and/or PhD in a biological science discipline such as Immunology, Cell Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science or another relevant scientific subject

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant industrial experience

  • Experience in Flow Cytometry and customer workflows

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

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

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

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

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Effective project and/ or people leadership skills

  • 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.

  • Ability to train laboratory-based personnel at multiple levels of education and/or expertise

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

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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