Job ID R-414429 Date posted 11/01/2021 Apply

R&D Clinical Lab Manager

Job Description Summary

Job Description

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

BD R&D Microbiology is looking for a manager to join our team. The opportunity is for an innovative clinical microbiologist to guide and be an active contributor in the development of diagnostic products used in the clinical microbiology laboratory.  This person will oversee two lab locations that include molecular and culture-based microbiological assays. The R&D Manager is accountable for ensuring the timely completion of R&D related tasks and is responsible for preparing and monitoring budgets. This position may collaborate with external partners for training and customer insights.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of projects (and coaching peers and staff members) to meet schedules and resolve technical or operational problems.

  • Develops and administers budgets including capital equipment, schedules and monitors performance by planning and working with team members

  • Develops and implements protocols to achieve scientific objectives.

  • Provides direct on-site supervision of specimen workflow, test performance, quality, compliance, and associated documentation

  • Adept at influencing, coordinating and communicating effectively with others to accomplish goals.

  • Proactively maintains supply and reagent inventory utilizing lean principles

  • Establishes biosafety level 2 laboratory standards of excellence; assures consistent implementation by all associates

  • Constantly monitors and improves systems for increased efficiency and eliminates rework and waste.

  • Provides subject matter expertise and troubleshoots issues across all platforms.

  • Encourages and participates in continuous quality improvement

  • Creates/supports an environment that fosters teamwork, cooperation, respect and inclusion of diversity.

  • Recruits, coaches, develops and retains qualified, competent staff. Creates and maintains an environment where staff feel valued, appreciated and recognized.

Professional Skills & Key Competencies :

  • Requires at least a bachelor’s degree in medical technology or related field

  • Minimum of 6-8 years’ experience as a medical technologist or equivalent in a laboratory environment

  • The ideal candidate must possess accomplished communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. 

  • We require past people management experience with typically at least 2-3 year of staff management and development skills.

  • Candidate must work effectively as part of a cross functional team

  • Use of critical thinking skills to identify problems and analyze facts to provide logical conclusions.

  • Experience in a research and development environment specializing in the development of microbiology diagnostic products is preferred.

Employment at BD is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are or will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law. 

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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