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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Sr. Scientist, Reagents & Assay Development in San Jose, California

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BD Biosciences is a world leader in bringing innovative diagnostic and research tools to life science researchers, clinical researchers, laboratory professionals and clinicians who are involved in basic research, drug discovery and development, biopharmaceutical production and disease management. The BD Biosciences segment is focused on continually advancing the science and applications associated with cellular analysis.

BDB’s Reagent & Assay Development Group focuses on providing differentiated reagent solutions that uncover truths in biology and medicine. Teams of talented 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 acandidatewho 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 tackle difficult reagent challenges. Executes experiments independently and evaluates, discusses, presents and explains material of moderate to high complexity. Works under general direction, but independently determines 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Independently design experimental approaches to assess viability and feasibility of new reagents and assays

  • Prepare and oversee 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Immunologyor related biological science discipline 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.

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.

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Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose (Reagents)

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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.

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.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email asc.americas@bd.com

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