BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Scientist II in San Diego, California
Job Description SummaryBD is seeking a Scientist II to work within a team that develops new point-of-care assays for human in vitro diagnostic applications, using lateral-flow immunoassay technologies. The Scientist II will assist in the design, development, and qualification of new assays. The associate applies laboratory, scientific, and analytical skills to execute experiments and resolve technical challenges. Works under the direction of Senior Scientists, Staff Scientists, or Sr. Staff Scientists.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Utilizes a broad range of practical techniques in laboratory chemistry and biology.
Executes experiments and plans appropriate follow-up experiments.
Develops and/or adapts procedures to meet specific objectives and solve problems.
Analyzes and interprets data.
Summarizes studies in written and/or oral reports that synthesize results into a working hypothesis and details future plans for peers and supervisor/manager.
Executes protocols for formal verification under Design Control. Might help draft protocols, reports, and other Design Control deliverables.
Is responsible for the maintenance of complex laboratory equipment and facilities.
Responsible for ordering and maintaining adequate quantities of laboratory supplies.
Might assist with product quality investigations.
Might also provide support in execution of clinical studies to validation system performance and assemble data in support of regulatory submissions.
Maintains current knowledge of major technological and scientific developments in relevant fields.
Knowledge and Skills:
Skilled with a variety of complex laboratory procedures and instruments.
Demonstrated ability to learn new laboratory procedures.
Experience with immunoassay and lateral-flow technologies required. Experience with diagnostic product development preferred.
Working knowledge of scientific method, experimental design, data analysis, and results interpretation. Understanding of the theory of measurement, sources of error, and comparative advantages of different methodologies.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team, under direction, and independently.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Education and Experience:
Minimum of BS or BA degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Bioengineering or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 2 years of relevant academic, clinical, or industry lab work required.
Experience in product development is preferred.
Experience performing colloidal gold particle or enzymatic-based immunoassays utilizing environmental or human clinical specimens is preferred.
Experience with basic protein purification, electrophoresis and chromatographic techniques including HPLC and FPLC purification of proteins and antibodies is preferred.
Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego (Diagnostic Sys.)
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