Job ID R-408343 Date posted 11/02/2021 Apply

Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Job Description Summary

The Senior Clinical Scientist is a laboratory-based position reporting to the Manager, with specific assignments to evaluate, execute and report on the safety and efficacy of new or modified in-vitro diagnostic device systems. The individual may also participate in the development and evaluation of RUO instruments and biological assays.

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.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Preparation and execution of clinical trial related activities involving clinical applications on sophisticated flow cytometry and sample preparation systems.
  • Development of study materials for clinical trials, such as Workflow Notes and Case Report Forms. Executes clinical trial protocols on flow cytometers and sample preparation systems by following Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines. Maintains accurate records and reporting of data. Identifies and communicates abnormal results and defects on clinical device systems.
  • Evaluation of usability and workflow efficiency of flow cytometer and sample preparation systems. Provides feedback on the device systems and potential issues.
  • Interacts with clinical project managers, clinical research associates and technical supporting staff. Provides technical training of flow cytometry systems and GCP training to other team members and external parties.
  • Clinical evidence generation and benchmark studies for flow cytometers, sample preparation systems and biological assays. Prepares study protocols, study reports and conference abstracts. Communicates results with peer associates.
  • Leading characterization studies at external sites, such as setting up sites remotely, shipping instruments and reagents, site training and monitoring and site closing
  • Daily laboratory maintenance, instrument QC and calibration activities.
  • Clinical laboratory accreditation survey, such as CAP and UK NEQAS immunophenotyping on flow cytometers.
  • Developing and updating clinical laboratory SOPs and desktop procedures to meet regulatory requirements and quality assurance.
  • Training of new laboratory personnel on established laboratory procedures, laboratory safety and equipment maintenance.
  • Product oriented projects that may include method/assay development and clinical feasibility evaluations. Supports MSA and R&D activities as necessary for ongoing business needs.
  • Continues to develop knowledge of BD products, related technologies, customers, and the markets we serve globally.
  • Continues to develop knowledge in clinical applications and customer needs
  • Continue with regulatory guidelines for the US and global markets
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of a master’s degree
  • 2+ years hands on laboratory experience.
  • 2+ years flow cytometry experience

Additional and preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Biology, Immunology, Cell Biology or Medical Technology
  • Routine and sophisticated flow cytometric applications used in the clinical, pharmaceutical and/or research markets including associated reagents, hardware and software.
  • Current knowledge of clinical workflow in clinical and/or pharmaceutical flow cytometry laboratories.
  • Validated ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Able to communicate effectively with verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven track record to follow established policies and procedures.
  • Effective organization and planning skills in clinical laboratory workload.
  • Computer literate with MS Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher) and EndNote software.

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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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