Job ID R-411447 Date posted 11/02/2021 Apply

Custom Applications Scientist

Job Description Summary

The responsibilities of the Custom Applications Scientist (CAS) include: Design and development of assays including flow cytometry assays. Requires close interactions with customers and working in a team environment and with other functional groups.

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.

  • Responsible for collaborating with customers to participate and to lead discussions; to develop assays and products based on customer-specific requirements. Troubleshooting, if needed, and developing alternate strategies for flow cytometry assays..

  • Performs and reviews experiments of other associates. Reviews, analyzes data and prepares it for final reporting following full quality documentation and procedures.

  • Responsible for developing and writing controlled documents, SOPs, meeting ISO and GMP standards. Generation of production documents with specifications for GMP manufacture.

  • Developing, formulating and executing Assay Validation and Instrument Validation protocols and procedures

  • Accountable for ensuring customer satisfaction by delivering quality end-product, while adhering to ambitious time lines and working with multiple functional groups like manufacturing, QA, Instrumentation, sales and marketing.

  • Follows BD Biosciences Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) policies and procedures.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Work experience in flow cytometry laboratory with expertise in running flow cytometers

  • Proven ability to plan the development and production of multi component products including ability to work with various functional groups

  • Proficiency in cell culture techniques, cellular assays, immunoassays is required.

  • Experience in data management, including analysis and uploading of data in various web portals.

  • Documentation skills with attention to detail in writing professional reports, SOPs and Validation documents.

  • Experience in customer interactions and carrying out on-site technical demonstrations with emphasis on troubleshooting is helpful.

  • A proven ability to maintain current knowledge of recent scientific and technical developments in the field is expected.

Education and Experience:

  • Education: required Master’s Degree in Science, PhD preferred

  • Experience: required 3-4 yrs related lab experience

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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