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Sr. Systems Verification Scientist

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Job Description

At BD Biosciences, our purpose is to help all people live healthy lives.  We are a world leader bringing innovative tools to research and clinical laboratories in basic research, drug discovery and development, biopharmaceutical production and disease management.  We develop technology that enables faster diagnosis and better clinical outcomes.

To ensure that our cell analysis products deliver outstanding performance and exceed our customers’ expectations, BD Biosciences is seeking a passionate and capable Systems Verification Senior Scientist to contribute to a cross-disciplinary product development team, and to develop method improvements that drive greater efficiency and productivity of the Systems Verification team. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads the definition, design, and execution of verification activities throughout all phases of the product development process.  This includes the design of test methods and test strategy, development and execution of formal protocols, analysis and interpretation of results, and communication of results and their impact through written reports, design reviews, and interactive discussions. 
  • Conducts experiments using flow cytometry and applies strong knowledge in scientific principles, immunology, sample manipulation, and/or immunoassays to influence best practice laboratory procedures and study designs.  
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of customer workflows, scientific advancements in flow cytometry and the competitive landscape.
  • Acts as an interface between customers and developers/testers by translating customer needs into product requirements and testing workflows. 
  • Understands and communicates the broader impact of design features, test methods, and results to the user, customer, and to the marketability of the product.   
  • Leads projects or initiatives, including generation of project plans, development of test strategies that balance risk and business objectives, and directs large sized teams. 
  • Acts a team leader and cross-functional program representative and serves as a technical contributor, exercising influence across functions, and provides input to senior management on strategic and functional decisions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Requires B.S. in Immunology, Cell Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science or related scientific discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in clinical, research, pharma, medical device or other relevant industry.
  • Experience handling and processing infectious blood samples in a Biosafety Level 2 laboratory using universal precautions.
  • Hands on experience operating and troubleshooting flow cytometry analyzers and/or sorters, with knowledge of flow cytometry instrument platforms, applications and software, and customer workflows.
  • Ability to execute complex experiments independently, interpret experimental results, and make sound conclusions
  • Ability to critically evaluate proposed study designs with strong knowledge of statistics, the calculation of sample sizes and/or estimation of statistical power.
  • Experience training bench-level personnel at multiple levels of education and/or expertise.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to collaborate with others in multi-disciplinary team settings, influence decision making, and build group consensus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success leading medium to large sized projects, with the ability to meet technical objectives and solve complex challenges  under conditions of ambiguity and rapid change.
  • Experience managing timelines, budgets, and resources.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Immunology, Cell Biology or in a related scientific discipline
  • Knowledge of HIV, leukemia, lymphoma, hematology, and/or cancer biology.
  • Experience working within a regulated medical device industry with knowledge or experience in FDA submissions.
  • Familiar with accreditation and guiding agencies for the clinical laboratory including CAP, CLIA, and CLSI, including experience in audits conducted by accrediting bodies.


Primary Work Location

USA CA - San Jose

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