Job ID R-443686 Date posted 06/28/2022 Apply

Research Associate II

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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.

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The Research Associate II performs 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 within generally defined procedures and practices in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining results. The Associate will observe and comply with safety standards and procedures and assist in general laboratory maintenance. Direction is both verbal and written.


  • Responsible for executing complex 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.

  • Maintain accurate, detailed records of experiments and results, and assist in identifying and troubleshooting of unexpected results.

  • Contribute to overall team objectives.

  • May provide guidance to lower level personnel.

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

  • Assist in the operation of specialized and automated equipment.

  • Keeps abreast of the basic requirements for compliance in own area of work and complies with those requirements.

  • Promote a safe work environment. May provide recommendations on maintaining the safety of the work environment. Participates in Environmental, Health & Safety programs. Addresses corrective actions whenever a hazard is identified. Notifies supervisor and Safety Officer(s) of all observed hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices.

  • Perform other related duties and assignments as required.



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


  • One to two years' research/laboratory experience with a Bachelor’s degree required or one year related research/laboratory experience with a Master’s degree.

  • 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.

  • Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to, Powerpoint, Excel and Word.

  • Must have superior interpersonal, communication and organization skills and the ability to work across company disciplines and functional units.

At BD Becton, Dickinson & Co., you are one person making one big difference. You are a key member of a team that is an important part of a leading, purposeful company committed to advancing the world of health. No matter what role you play, you can be confident that you are improving lives, all over the world. And, as you progress with us, your impact will only grow.

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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