BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Staff Nonclinical Program Coordinator in Vernon Hills, Illinois

Job Description SummaryThis position manages programs as the local SME to address biocompatibility and nonclinical safety of medical devices, pharmaceutical products, and other relevant products produced by Becton Dickinson intended for registration and market by contributing to the development of evaluation strategies and programs and preparing and reviewing required documentation. The position will primarily support products in the BD Interventional Segment and project teams based in Vernon Hills, but may support other products and projects as required.

Job Description

1. Contribute as local SME to the design, execution and interpretation of preclinical safety, biocompatibility, analytical chemistry, and toxicological evaluation strategies and programs according to relevant regulatory requirements; including review of literature and assessment of compliance. Collaborate with CPDT SMEs, BD project teams, business unit regulatory affairs staff, R&D staff and outside suppliers as required to help define product testing requirements and coordinate with the project team to provide CPDT deliverables.

2. Participate on Project Core Teams as a SME, providing Biocompatibility and other CPDT related input as necessary. Also would coordinate the introduction of other CPDT SMEs to the project team as necessary.

3. Provide information relevant to testing to CPDT Project Management including device characteristics, clinical use and project/team milestones, as appropriate.

4. Lead and support the authoring and/or review of documents as required for regulatory registration/submission, regulatory compliance and support of product marketing. Also author/review documents for internal change control processes in coordination with CPDT management as needed.

5. Support and provide biocompatibility-related process training as needed.

6. Maintain historical databases and perform searches of historical data, as needed.

7. Maintain knowledge of medical device regulations to assure compliance and conformance of BD CPDT programs for evaluation of medical device and other products.

8. Engage in Standards review relevant to biocompatibility through participation in various global committees that develop standards as appropriate.


Bachelor’s degree in toxicology or a closely related field required, and 4 to 6 years of pre-clinical medical device development experience OR Master’s degree in toxicology or a closely related field and 2 to 3 years pre-clinical medical device development experience.

A broad background in biology/biocompatibility, toxicology and analytical chemistry including familiarity with recent methodologies and evaluation techniques (i.e., ISO 10993 and related guidances). Experience in an FDA-regulated medical device setting preferred. Ability to communicate and work effectively with national and international, internal and external teams. Must be able to multitask and operate effectively within a diverse work environment. Must be team oriented and have strong interpersonal skills and customer focus while functioning independently as an SME at the Vernon Hills location. Must have excellent scientific written and verbal communication skills.

Primary Work LocationUSA IL - Vernon Hills

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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