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Job ID R-424107 Date posted 05/05/2022 Apply

Analytical Chemist

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 Lexington is currently seeking a Research Associate who will be involved in many aspects of producing and developing biomaterials, including the analysis, production, isolation, purification and testing of biomaterials within well-defined guidelines. The Research Associate will need to use appropriate analytical tools to characterize and qualify the biomaterials, such as gas chromatography (GC), gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and mechanical testing. S/he will interact with contract testing laboratories to conduct appropriate testing on the materials and may also provide supervision and guidance to junior level technicians.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare in vivo/in vitro samples, solutions and reagents used in laboratory procedures.

  • Conduct tests of polymer/biomaterial samples for product release or R&D purposes.

  • Assist in designing and executing appropriate experiments and evaluating the data generated in-house and from contract laboratories.

  • Support R&D Manager in the execution of standard analytical internal and external tests and in the generation of analytical reports.

  • Present research findings to scientists, engineers and other colleagues.

  • Provide instruction and training to interns and junior research personnel.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • 1 year of relevant experience required; chemistry and polymer experience preferred.

  • BSc required; MSc preferred.

  • Skills necessary for the analysis, production, isolation and purification of biomaterials, which includes basic skills in wet chemistry (extractionfiltration and precipitation) and analytical skills to characterize and qualify the biomaterials (LCGCGPC) and mechanical testing.

  • Conduct assigned tasks under supervision of senior scientific staff; perform assigned tasks by applying general procedures, methods, and scientific techniques; work on multiple activities in parallel.

  • Good communication and data management skills are needed to communicate and document research findings and for record keeping.

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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