BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Research Associate II in San Diego, California
Job Description Summary
The Research Associate II performs routine and complex laboratory tasks and procedures relevant to custom products and services in the Custom Technology Team. The Associate will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to fulfill custom manufacturing requirements that include, but are not limited to formulations, experimental design, product testing/analysis, and results reporting. The Associate will work independently within generally defined procedures and practices in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining results. The Associate will observe and comply with safety standards and procedures and assist in general laboratory maintenance. Direction is both verbal and written.
Responsible for executing complex experimental protocols and procedures within a defined project framework and timeline.
Design experimental protocols, technical reports, and summaries of assigned research projects under minimal supervision.
Tabulate and analyze experimental data for all phases of a project utilizing statistical programs.
Investigate and contribute to the development of new methods and technologies for project and process advancement.
Maintain accurate, detailed records of experiments and results, and assist in identifying and troubleshooting of unexpected results.
Contribute to overall team objectives.
May provide guidance to lower level personnel.
Maintain lab equipment, related records, and coordinate use of lab equipment.
Assist in the operation of specialized and automated equipment.
Keeps abreast of the basic requirements for compliance in own area of work and complies with those requirements.
Promote a safe work environment. May provide recommendations on maintaining the safety of the work environment. Participates in Environmental, Health & Safety programs. Addresses corrective actions whenever a hazard is identified. Notifies supervisor and Safety Officer(s) of all observed hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices.
Perform other related duties and assignments as required.
- Bachelor’s degree, in Biology or related scientific discipline.
One to two years' research/laboratory experience with a Bachelor’s degree required.
Two to three years research/laboratory experience with a Bachelor’s degree or one year related research/laboratory experience with a Master’s degree is preferred.
Familiar with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization. Ability to keep neat, accurate, and complete records and logs.
Working knowledge of laboratory techniques and methods, including basic cellular biology techniques. Experience in cell culture, antibody staining, and flow cytometry is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to successfully execute defined experiments of simple to moderate complexity and prepare technical reports, summaries, and quantitative analyses of assigned research projects.
Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
Practical knowledge of laboratory instrumentation operation.
Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Powerpoint, Excel and Word.
Must have superior interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines and functional units.
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.
Primary Work Location
USA CA - San Diego (BDB)
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.