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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Chemist II, Quality Control in San Diego, California

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BD Biosciences, a segment of Becton, Dickinson and Company, is one of the world’s leading businesses focused on bringing innovative tools to life science researchers and clinicians. Its product lines include: flow cytometers, cell imaging systems, monoclonal antibodies, research reagents, diagnostic assays, and tools to help grow tissue and cells. BD Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Sirigen, Inc. is a subsidiary of BD Biosciences and produces polymeric reagents for use in Flow Cytometry and Cell Imaging systems.

The Quality Control Chemist II conducts various analytical testing of raw materials, semi-finished intermediates, finished products, and new compounds/products in various stages of design and development to characterize and determine quality, as well as leads or participates in projects such instrument qualification, analytical method development, or process improvements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Characterize polymer size by GPC/SEC chromatography using established standard processes.

  • Perform small scale dye labeling reactions according to established standard processes.

  • Characterization of polymers by HPLC/FPLC using established standard processes.

  • Optical characterization of the polymer dyes including measurement of absorbance and extinction coefficient determination via UV-Vis spectroscopy.

  • Quantum yield and emission spectra via fluorimetry.

  • Participate in or lead development or modification of testing methods.

  • Participate in or lead projects focused on process improvements.

  • Participate in or lead qualification, validation, and measurement system analysis of various testing methods.

  • Maintain equipment logs, calibration logs, and solvent/mobile phase preparation records.

  • Provide timely and high-quality data reports that document test results.

  • Review and analyze testing data from raw material suppliers and external testing vendors.

  • Interface, maintain, and populate data and results in specified database(s).

  • Participate in CAPA investigations and customer complaint investigations.

  • Create and revise standard operating procedures.

  • Promote a safe work environment. May provide recommendations on maintaining the safety of the work environment. Participates in Environmental Health and Safety programs. Addresses corrective actions whenever a hazard is identified. Notifies supervisor of all observed hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices.

  • Other responsibilities or projects as assigned by reporting manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Successful candidate will possess a B.S. Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or Life Science.

  • Minimum of 2+ years of relevant industry experience.


  • Experience with analytical technique and instrumentation.

  • Working knowledge of HPLC/FPLC/GPC systems.

  • Working knowledge of Spectroscopy/Fluorimeter.

  • Working knowledge of Karl Fischer Titration.

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Strong critical thinking skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemistry.

  • Experience with guidelines such as GLP and GMP processes and ISO standards preferred.

  • Experience with Six Sigma, MiniTab, or statistical analysis preferred.

  • Works well in a team based environment and independently multi-task to cover a variety of job functions.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego (BDB)

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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.