Job ID R-433928 Date posted 04/12/2022

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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Be Part of Something Bigger!

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.

Job Overview:

Senior Scientist/Culture Curator provides technical expertise, maintains culture collection, assists with customer complaint escalations and troubleshoots issues within the assigned plant.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Demonstrates proficiency in a broad range of practical lab techniques with proven skills in developing/adapting procedures to meet specific objectives and solve complex problems.

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

  • Collects, records, and interprets experimental results and present data to scientific peers and supervisor/manager either orally or in writing.

  • Understands and leverages published research and cross-functional/interdisciplinary collaboration to troubleshoot applications within the plant.

  • Readily identifies problems, analyzes them for a solution and provide recommendations as to the appropriate course of action.

  • Provides Operations support for New Product Development and investigations.

  • Prepares and performs investigational studies according to quality standards.

  • Writes and reviews Operations/Manufacturing documents in SAP. 

  • Performs tasks under minimum supervision.

  • Demonstrates the ability to follow established procedures according to (GMP).

  • Must follow all BD housekeeping and safety policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for the culturing of bacteria by applying extensive knowledge in bacterial behavior and aseptic techniques

    • Ability to isolate and handle cultures from a mixture and maintain purity of existing cultures

    • Maintains culture collection with cultures used in QC testing and Manufacturing

    • Able to aliquot and freeze cultures for storage

    • Validates cultures using biochemical testing, serology, and Gram staining

  • Responsible for training associates in the handling and manipulation of Class I and Class II level microorganisms

  • Provides site wide Bio-hazardous and Blood-borne pathogen training to animal resources and manufacturing scientists.


Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences or related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years of laboratory and manufacturing/quality experience in Life Science or related discipline.

Required Skills:

  • Proficient in a broad range of laboratory techniques. Able to apply these techniques in a Manufacturing environment.

  • A history of self-motivation is required, together with a strong background in clinical laboratory science and/or engineering.

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and assist in investigations. 

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make decisions without 100 percent of the data

  • Proficient in handling infectious biological samples and knowledge of Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Operational Process Optimization is also highly desirable.

  • Knowledge and Application experience of Lean and Six Sigma tools highly beneficial.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary together with a strong desire to work in a team setting.

For certain 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, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. 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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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, or any other protected status.


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Advancing the world of health™

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. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

As a new employee what I like most about BD are the many learning and professional developmental opportunities for growth offered. It is good to know that there are so many resources to choose from.

Zakiyyah Walker
Staff Engineer

Since joining BD, I really have liked the people I work with on a daily basis and the collaboration towards common goals.

Michael Carrano
Senior Program Manager

BD is full of passionate, loyal, and driven people that have a common goal of advancing healthcare without sacrificing quality or service.

Justyna Zielinska
Project Manager



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