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

Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Scientist I plays an active role, both individually and as part of a team, in developing, qualifying and supporting diagnostic products for use in the clinical microbiology laboratory.


  • Works under the general direction of a Sr. Scientist, Staff Scientist or R&D Manager.

  • Works primarily as part of a team, to schedule and perform a variety of laboratory experiments.

  • Accurately records experimental results and may present those results to other R&D team members.

  • Drafts and reviews appropriate documentation as needed.

  • May partner with R&D colleagues, and associates from other departments, on project tasks, platform support, and other activities if required.

  • May assist in technical problem resolution.

  • Strives to remain current with the field and related technology developments.


  • Basic knowledge and understanding of clinical microbiology desired.

  • Understanding of molecular techniques preferred.

  • Strong laboratory skills, particularly aseptic techniques, micro-pipetting, handling pathogenic organisms, and related activities.

  • Proficiency with commercial computer software applications (spreadsheets, databases, word processing, etc.).

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Technical writing experience (validation protocols, white papers, etc.) is desirable.

  • Experience in product testing and validation studies is highly desirable

  • Action-oriented team player that works well with others.


Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, medical technology or a related field.

Prefer a minimum of one year of relevant experience.

Primary Work LocationUSA MD - Baltimore

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