BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) QM Associate Scientist in Sparks, Maryland

Job Description SummaryThe QM Associate Scientist is responsible for applying basic scientific principles to routine laboratory work and for gaining experience in the application and interpretation of the department procedures.

Job Description


  • Will perform assigned routine laboratory tasks and learn the application of Quality procedures to ensure compliance. Works with SAP enterprise system to enter laboratory data and release material. Typically involved in routine testing of products and supplier materials and/or stability testing. Implements tasks and participates on teams.

  • Ensures documentation compliance and process documentation. Interaction limited to areas such as Operations and other Quality groups.

  • Performs a variety of assignments within the QC lab in support of assigned plant operations to ensure the highest standards are met for products. This includes testing of raw materials, work-in-progress and finished goods using a variety of testing techniques.

  • Performs general laboratory duties (i.e. management of product retentions, lab cleaning, etc.) as directed by departmental SOPs.

  • Handles hazardous materials, including chemicals and infectious agents, in the proper manner as established by safety and company policy.

  • Assists in documentation writing & revising including test methods, final product specifications, SOPs, etc. as required.

  • Assists in completing tasks in project protocols, change notifications, deviation waivers and Quality Notifications with supervision.

  • Will work as member of ID/AST Quality Control team to perform bench-top testing of primarily Phoenix system disposables including panels, broths, and indicators. Other testing may involve Crystal, MicroCount, and/or "RMT" product lines. Other lab duties as assigned, including management of product retentions, streaking of microbial culture plates used in daily testing, and pH testing.


  • Experience working in laboratory setting, prior experience working with microbial cultures and general microbiology techniques preferred.

  • Knowledge of the following industry regulations FDA (Food and Drug Administration), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) / QSR (Quality System Regulation), ISO (International Organization of Standardization).

  • Knowledge of PC spreadsheet, word processing, and database applications.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently within the context of a team.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Microbiology or other related field.


  • At least 1-2 years' related experience preferred.

  • Work schedule is Tuesday - Friday / 10 hours per day

Primary Work LocationUSA MD - Baltimore

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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