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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Engineer (Hybrid/Research Triangle Park, NC) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

We are the makers of possible

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities.

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Innovation, this is a technical position where the applicant will contribute significantly to exciting, high visibility projects and collaborations across the BD R&D portfolio. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and executing key project deliverables, which includes generating creative design solutions to complex technical problems. The ideal candidate should have a working knowledge of engineering design, computational modelling, analytical techniques, biology, and human physiology to solve multidisciplinary biomedical problems. Program management skills and communication to internal and external stakeholders are required.

The Senior Engineer must be able to effectively collaborate with team members from varying backgrounds and should have strong oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will have an interest in technically contributing to areas beyond medical devices and drug delivery systems over time due to the dynamic nature of the Innovation team and its programs.

Job Description

We are the makers of possible

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities.

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply mechanical engineering theoretical principles and techniques to understand, develop, and design innovative solutions to complex technical challenges.

  • Conduct technical research to understand customer and clinical needs, develop insights and recommendations through scientific literature review, technology landscaping, and ethnographic research.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to develop and evaluate technology solutions that address prioritized unmet needs.

  • Translate clinical needs into device requirements, system architectures, and realistic and actionable design plans.

  • Design, fabricate device embodiments for use in concept usability/simulated use studies.

  • Identify the best tools and approaches to develop/optimize device and system designs using an appropriate mix of first principles / analytical, computational, and experimental methods.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of medical device product development including risk management methodologies.

  • Develop and execute test methods and implement data acquisition systems, assembly methods, tooling, equipment, and processes for devices intended for bench, ex vivo, preclinical and simulated use evaluations.

  • Conduct data and statistical analysis efforts of experimental results to generate conclusions and drive project direction.

  • Communicate relevant project information effectively (verbal and written) including project status, technical concepts and design details, and functional demonstrations to key internal and external stakeholders of varying technical abilities.

Education and Experience:

  • Degree in engineering (mechanical preferred) or related field is required. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Experience: PhD, MS + 2 years of relevant industry experience, or BS + 4 years of relevant industry experience is required

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Required:

  • Experience with medical device ideation, concept design, and prototype development to address clinical needs.

  • Knowledge of mechanical and electromechanical device systems and design fundamentals: (e.g. Solidworks or equivalent to create 3D engineering models, common manufacturing processes (additive/subtractive, injection molding), tolerance stack analysis, design for manufacturing, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing)

  • Ability to translate critical performance criteria into a study strategy.

  • Ability to designand conduct scientific experiments to inform design selection and effectively analyze, interpret, report, and present experimental results.

  • Experience designing and building test and data acquisition systems that measure physical parameters (e.g. pressure, force, flow, etc.) to enable performance evaluations of device concepts.

  • Working knowledge of programming languages (e.g., Python, Matlab, LabVIEW) and experience with data analysis, signal processing, statistics, and technical writing.

  • Experience identifying key technical risks associated with design and/or performance of device concepts.

  • Experience effectively collaborating with multidisciplinary teams with ability to adapt quickly to program changes.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Preferred skills:

  • Experience with data collection, use of sensors (e.g. force, pressure, flow, etc.) to collect data from test systems and concept devices.

  • Research experience with ex vivo and in vivo animal models to characterize concept design performance.

  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology

  • Use of statistical software packages for analyzing datasets

  • Digital and medical image processing and analysis

Work Environment:

The candidate is expected to work in a research lab environment and may require working with chemicals, and biological materials (blood, tissues, etc.) via ex vivo/in vivo models.

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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 encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.

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

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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USA NC - Research Triangle Park

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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.

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