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

Job Description SummaryWe are seeking a Scientist II to work within a team that develops automated assays using nucleic acid isolation and real-time amplification/detection technologies. This person will be responsible for assisting in the design, development, integration and qualification of assays and/or specimen processing workflows on automated systems. The successful candidate may also be expected to provide support in execution of clinical studies to validate performance of the assays and assemble relevant information in support of regulatory submissions.

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  • Utilize a broad range of practical techniques in molecular biology in experiments, validations and/or qualification.

  • Works under general supervision following established protocols.

  • Develop/adapt procedures to meet specific objectives and solve problems.

  • Independent with proven ability to apply scientific principles to achieve project objectives, including the design and execution of experiments, and analysis and interpretation of data.

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

  • Understand and leverage published research in molecular diagnostics.

  • Provide technical input to other scientists within Research and Development and provide support to other functional groups.

  • Draft protocols for and conduct validation studies as well as analyze and interpret results.



  • Bachelor degree required, preferably in Life Sciences, Bio/Biomedical Engineering, or related; Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 2 years relevant academic, clinical, or industry lab work experience required.

  • Proficiency in a range of techniques in molecular biology including nucleic acid extraction and amplification is required. Meticulous technique in handling of nucleic acids is required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills is required.


  • History of demonstrating innovative approaches to problem solving.

  • Experience in processing of clinical specimens for the recovery of nucleic acids, together with a strong background in microbiology, virology and/or clinical laboratory science is advantageous.

  • Experience in handling of infectious biological samples and working in a cGMP environment are desirable.


Primary Work LocationUSA MD - Baltimore

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