Job ID R-475411 Date posted September 13, 2023

Senior Scientist (Hybrid)

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Job Description

We are the makers of possible

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities.

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us.

BD Technologies and Innovation is an enterprise R&D center located in North Carolina that helps bring high-impact, new-to-world innovations into development.  The Senior Scientist will be part of a multi-disciplinary Innovation team supporting a variety of medical technologies and solutions with an initial focus on new diagnostics.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Innovation, the Senior Scientist will serve as a key technical contributor both in and out of the lab.The candidate must have experience with and a detailed understanding of applying chemistry-based approaches to biological sample preparation for downstream assays.Preferred experience includes bioconjugation, buffer optimization, nucleic acid amplification and other diagnostic assay techniques, and analytical measurements used in diagnostic assays such as fluoroscopy and electrochemistry.

The Senior Scientist must be able to effectively collaborate with team members from widely varying backgrounds and should have strong oral and written communication skills.The successful candidate will have the ability to organize and regularly conduct complex hands-on lab experiments in support of program goals. They will also have an interest in technically contributing to areas beyond diagnostics due to the dynamic nature of the Innovation team and the variety of programs that the team supports.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as subject matter expert to support biological sample prep optimization across BDTI’s innovation programs

  • Lead implementation and optimization of bioconjugation protocols

  • Design and execute statistically sound experiments with the purpose of developing technology solutions that address prioritized unmet needs

  • Remain up to date on published research literature and commercial landscape of relevant technologies

  • Assess external technologies for fit with identified unmet needs and performance requirements

  • Provide project progress updates to key project stakeholders

Education and Experience:

  • Degree in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, physics, or related field is required (PhD or MS preferred)

  • Experience: PhD, MS + 2 years of relevant industry experience, or BS + 4 years of relevant industry experience is required

  • Experience applying chemistry-based approaches to biological sample preparation for diagnostic applications is required

  • Experience with bioconjugation and nucleic acid amplification is preferred

  • Experience with a range of analytic measurements used in diagnostic assays (fluorescence, electrochemical, etc.) is preferred

  • Experience with buffer optimization is preferred

  • Experience with lyophilization is preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Detailed knowledge of sample preparation techniques and various analytical measurements (fluorescence, electrochemical, etc.)

  • Ability to plan and conduct scientific experiments and effectively analyze, interpret, report, and present experimental results

  • Ability to translate an issue or problem statement into study strategy

  • Ability to influence others without direct reporting ties

  • Demonstrated learning agility and ability to adapt quickly to shifts in program priorities

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 encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.  

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.  

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