Job ID R-419860 Date posted 11/28/2021 Apply

Scientist I

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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.

Integrated Diagnostics Solutions (IDS) is seeking a R&D Scientist I Microbiologist, responsible for performing bench experiments to support clinical microbiology product development projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of R&D senior scientists, the successful candidate is 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.

  • Collects, records, reports and presents results to peers and supervisor/manager either orallyandin writing.

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

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

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

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


  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in life sciences or related degree

  • Minimum of less than 2 years microbiology experience

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

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated skills in data base use and data analysis.

For many roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, weekly testing for COVID-19 may be available instead of vaccination. 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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