Job ID R-405131 Date posted 11/04/2021 Apply

QC Chemist II

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.


Quality control chemists prepare and test samples from all phases of a manufacturing or other handling process, with the goal of determining if the product meets the standards or pre-determined requirements. The QC Chemist is responsible for conducting routine and non-routine analysis of data results.  Work closely with the product development team to perform Gage R&R studies to define QC specs and perform robustness studies to provide handling information for QC protocols. Create a partnership with R&D, BPE and Quality and integrate manufacturing validation activities.

Desired Skills:

Proficient at operating instrumentation, including Thermocycler, sequencer, AGFC, and flow cytometers. Familiar with PCR and general molecular biology techniques.


Conducts tests on raw materials, in process and finished goods as assigned. Coordinate’s equipment maintenance program in QC including calibration and preventative maintenance. Contacts vendor for service when needed. Identifies non-compliance within regulations and standards Supports BPE to analyze and solve problems related to product failures and customer complains. Provide supports in problem characterization, data acquisition and analysis. Prepares and submits SOP, WI, BOM, routings and standard costing for new products into SAP Writes Engineering Change Orders (ECO). Submits prepared documents for approval. Participates in QC Test Method validation activities, Supports BPE to analyze and solve problems in the designing, writing, and executing of protocols, reports, data analysis and other quality documents.  Keeps abreast of the basic requirements for compliance in own area of work and complies with those requirements and raises concerns/issues to the management. Promotes a safe work environment. May provide recommendations on maintaining the safety of the work environment. Participates in Environmental Health and Safety programs. Addresses corrective actions whenever a hazard is identified. Notifies supervisor of all observed hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices


Education and Experience:

  • Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related field and a minimum of 3 years of hands on laboratory experience in a reagent process development or reagent manufacturing environment or Master’s degree in related field.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in a FDA or ISO/GMP regulated production environment
  • Experience/Familiar with PCR technique, DNA quantification (UV absorbance and fluorescence-based detection), DNA fragment analysis (Bioanalyzer, Tapestation, Caliper or equivalent) Illumina sequencing (Sequencing by Synthesis) or equivalent platform.
  • Experience with cell handing or flow cytometry will be a plus.


  • Effective written and communication skills
  • Knowledge of general laboratory safety, GMP's and associated regulatory requirements
  • Experience with SAP
  • Familiarity with basic flowcytometry technology
  • Familiarity with use of BD Flow Cytometers
  • Familiarity with product, instrument, and/or process validations

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.

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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