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

Job Description Summary

Job Description

BD Life Sciences Growth Microbiology R&D Scientist I is responsible for performing bench experiments to support clinical microbiology product development projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervised by R&D senior scientists, the successful candidate will be responsible for following the protocols and instructions necessary to perform microbiology experiments in the laboratory that includes culture of pathogenic bacteria and fungi, and handling of blood and blood products.

  • Collect, record, report and present results to peers and supervisor/manager either orally and in writing.

  • Develop solutions to routine technical problems related to the assigned projects. Provide experimental data and technical input to other scientists within R&D and provide support to other functional groups in pursuit of project objectives.

  • Work closely with team members in the Growth Microbiology organization to developing new growth media formulations, supplementations or reagent configurations for automated microbiological systems.

  • Perform analytical test procedures related to the evaluation and/or optimization of microbial growth media.

  • Data manipulation and statistical analysis. Supply and maintenance of laboratory supplies and associated equipment as needed.

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Qualifications

Knowledge and skills:

  • Experience in laboratory techniques in microbiology with demonstrated skills in adapting procedures to meet specific objectives and solve problems.

  • Understand and follow biosafety practices and use aseptic technique when working in microbiology labs.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary together with a history of self-motivation and work in a team environment.

  • Experience working in a team oriented matrixed environment.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in life sciences with working experience in microbiology.

  • Research experience in microbiology, biochemistry or a related field that includes culturing and manipulation of microorganisms.

  • Demonstrated skills in data base use and data analysis.

Primary Work LocationUSA MD - Baltimore

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