Job ID R-372778 Date posted 09/01/2020

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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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 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 and Validation team. The Systems Verification Scientist III is a hands-on testing and problem-solving role that will involve conducting experiments using flow cytometry.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Systems Verification Scientist III will work closely with systems engineers and the product development team to ensure product design meets product requirements on BD flow cytometry products, with emphasis on assessing the features to meet the needs of the customer.

  • He/She applies engineering, statistics, and scientific theory to measure and quantify performance of BD cell analysis products. He/She will design, plan, and conduct experiments to assess system performance. This includes the development and execution of formal protocols, analysis and interpretation of results, and communication of results and their impact to the project and the customer through written reports, design reviews, and interactive discussions.

  • The Systems Verification Scientist III may be called upon to lead small to medium sized projects or initiatives, including generation of project plans, development of test strategies that balance risk and business objectives, and directing small to medium sized teams.

  • He/She is comfortable asking questions, raising concerns, and engaging in technical dialog with engineers and project stakeholders.

  • He/She will regularly exercise independent judgment and apply systems thinking, problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting to generate innovative ideas to improve BD products or processes.

  • The individual shall operate within BD design control, quality, and safety requirements, and promote a safe working environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, or related fields.

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in biotech, biopharma or related industry working on design verification and validation studies.

  • Experience in product development process and design control.

  • Experience in Design Verification and Validation activities.

  • Experience operating flow cytometers strongly preferred.

  • Ability to understand the broader impact of design features, testing methods, and test results to the user, customer, regulator, and to the marketability of the product.

  • Ability to quickly grasp the functionality and interdependencies of complex multidisciplinary systems, to include lasers, optics, fluidics, electro-mechanical devices, software, algorithms, biological samples, and biochemistry

  • Basic operation, trouble-shooting and maintenance of flow cytometry instrument.

  • Apply systematic troubleshooting and debugging skills, practice in “systems thinking” problem solving approaches

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Proficient in data extraction, manipulation, interpretation, and presentation

  • Ability to prepare and process biological samples in a wet-lab Biosafety Level 2 Laboratory


  • M.S or Ph.D. degree in Biology, Immunology, Biomedical Engineering or in a related discipline.

  • Strong knowledge of flow cytometry applications and assay development.

  • Experience working within a regulated medical device industry.

  • Knowledge or experience in FDA submissions.

  • Experience in statistics, design of experiments, calculating sample sizes and estimating statistical power of study designs.

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.


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