Job ID R-414427 Date posted 11/02/2021 Apply

Research Associate II

Job Description Summary

Job Description

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BDis 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 invirtually everycountry around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.


The Research AssociateIIperforms routine and complex laboratory tasks and procedures relevant to custom products and services in the Custom Technology Team. The Associate will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to fulfill custom manufacturing requirements that include, but are not limited to formulations, experimental design, product testing/analysis, and results reporting. The Associate will work independently withindefinedprocedures and practices in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining results. The Associate willobserveand follow safety standards and procedures andassistin general laboratory maintenance. Direction is both verbal and written.


  • Responsible for executing sophisticated experimental protocols and procedures within a defined project framework and timeline.

  • Design experimental protocols, technical reports, and summaries of assigned research projects under minimal supervision.

  • Tabulate and analyze experimental data for all phases of a project utilizing statistical programs.

  • Investigate and contribute to the development of new methods and technologies for project and process advancement.

  • Maintainaccurate, detailed records of experiments and results, andassistinidentifyingandtroubleshootingunexpected results.

  • Contribute to overall team objective.

  • Mayprovideguidance tolower-levelpersonnel.

  • Maintain lab equipment, related records, and coordinate use of lab equipment.

  • Assist in the operation of specialized and automated equipment.

  • Keepsabreastof the basic requirements for compliance inyour ownarea of work and stayscoordinatedwith those requirements.

  • Promote a safe work environment. Mayproviderecommendations onmaintainingthe safety of the work environment. Participates in Environmental, Health & Safety programs. Addresses corrective actions whenever a hazard isidentified.Notifysupervisor and Safety Officer(s) of all observed hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices.

  • Perform related duties and assignments asrequired.



  • Bachelor’s degree, in Biology or related scientific field.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Prefer one to three years' research/laboratory experience with abachelor'sdegree.

  • Familiar with routine laboratory procedures, experimental protocols, and overall lab organization.Ability to keep neat,accurate, and complete records and logs.

  • Working knowledge of laboratory techniques and methods, including basic cellular biology techniques.Experience in cell culture, antibody staining, and flow cytometry is a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully execute defined experiments of simple to moderate complexity and prepare technical reports, summaries, and quantitative analyses of assigned research projects.

  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Practical knowledge of laboratory instrumentation operation.

  • Mustpossessdigital literacy to include, but not limited to,PowerPoint,Excel,and Word.

  • Must have outstanding interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company fields and units.

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 states.

Employment at BD is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are or will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

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