BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Scientist I in San Jose, California
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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 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.
Senior Scientist, Reagent and Assay Development
BDB’s Reagent & Assay Development Group focuses on providing differentiated reagent solutions that uncover truths in biology and medicine. Teams of hardworking scientists and engineers are responsible for initiating and driving the reagent and assay development projects and integrating assays and flow cytometry instruments to create the next generation of research and clinical Flow Cytometry platforms. Products include cell analyzers, cell sorters, reagents, assays, and software.
We are seeking a candidate who can bring experience of clinical flow cytometry workflows to assist in new assays and reagents development. Uses independent judgment to adapt and modify standard reagent development techniques to solve difficult reagent challenges. Executes experiments independently and evaluates, discusses, presents and explains material of moderate to high complexity. Works under general direction, but independently resolves and defines approach to solutions. The candidate will be bringing a strong continuous improvement approach to reduce development cycles and streamline technology transfer from R&D into operations.
Independently craft experimental approaches to assess viability and feasibility of new reagents and assays
Prepare and coordinate the preparation of technical reports, summaries, protocols, and analyses of R&D projects.
Maintain strong understanding of state-of-the-art science and technology development in the industry.
Perform data analysis and reporting of flow cytometry clinical samples across a variety of cytometry assays.
Provide technical expertise, leadership and support for flow cytometry operations for assay/result troubleshooting.
Participate in streamlining processes related to PIRs and CAPAs to reach a rapid and effective conclusion.
Plan/participate in the sustaining projects, lead troubleshooting and risk assessment activities.
Effectively coordinate with other functional areas associated with the R&D activities, including Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Marketing, Manufacturing, Medical Affairs, Business Development, etc.
Participate in interactions with regulatory agencies. Provide technical input into safety and regulatory interactions.
Write and review standard operating procedures and policies for the department.
Education and Experience:
Minimum of a Master’s degree in Immunology or related biological science field with at least 3 years of relevant experience or Ph.D. with at least some relevant industry experience.
Minimum of 5 years' related experience in a clinical research setting, clinical/diagnostic laboratory, or pharmaceutical/biotechnology R&D environment.
Experience with sample prep and experiment design for multi-parameter flow cytometry applications.
Experience training bench-level personnel and leading projects.
Extensive hands-on experience operating and troubleshooting flow cytometers.
Experience in IVD product development is desired but not required.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of leukemia, lymphoma, and/or cancer biology is preferred.
Knowledge of clinical and/or research laboratory environment and quality control procedures is preferred.
Knowledge of design of experimental procedures and literature search for targeted information.
Current knowledge of flow cytometry and immunology and cell-based assays.
Excellent listening, written, and oral communication skills.
Strong learning agility.
Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency and willing to take hands-on work.
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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.
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Primary Work Location
USA CA - San Jose