BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Chemist II in Salt Lake City, Utah

BARD has now joined BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We lead in patient and healthcare worker safety, and technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. Our innovative solutions help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, optimize respiratory care and support the management of diabetes.

Vascular Access Devices, a sub-business unit of Medication Delivery Solutions, focuses on developing, manufacturing, and distributing high-quality medical devices used by clinicians throughout the worldwide healthcare industry to access a patient’s vasculature. Our devices assist in the delivery of chemotherapy, blood products, antibiotics, and nutrition.

This position develops and implements test methods, performs chemical and analytical measurements of medical device materials, interprets data and supports the development of new devices.

Supports / directs related current and future quality systems such as documentation, testing and inspection, product and process development, and non-conforming product investigations. Will support Manufacturing, New Product Development, and Regulatory to ensure systems are in compliance with all internal and external guidelines.

The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position.

  • Initiates new or revised documentation and tracks through appropriate approval cycles and implementation

  • Maintains a professional working relationship with internal & external customer and support staff

  • Leads and or provides direction for analytical chemistry testing.

  • Provides technical support on components, analytical methods, systems and equipment.

  • Develops chemical and device test requirements to assure specifications & regulations are met.

  • Write, review, and approve protocols, reports and data.

  • Supervises / conducts testing outlined in protocols and test methods

  • Executes validation studies on equipment & processes

  • Conducts complaints investigation related testing

  • Understands, follows, and ensures compliance to established recognized industry and company procedures and related regulatory requirements.

  • Participates in and provides training on department & division procedures, and policies.

  • Prepares and submits for approval requests for project funding. Oversee project planning, department budgeting, scheduling, and tracking.

  • Plans and coordinates laboratory and instrument scheduling.

  • Analyzes problems in design, process and test development.

  • Prepares and presents oral and written project updates and technical discussions.

  • Develops and implements procedures to provide easy to follow instructions.

  • Bachelor degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), or equivalency with four (4) year of engineering experience within the medical device or equivalent regulated industry OR,

  • Masters’ degree in STEM with three (3) years of engineering experience within the medical device or equivalent regulated industry.

  • Demonstrated effective project management skills.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Prefer candidates with a Chemistry degree.

  • Prefer Chemistry experience within the medical device or equivalent regulated industry.

The incumbent must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the duties and responsibilities.

  • Ability to make and present analytical testing decisions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Specific specialized analytical chemistry skills such as

  • Test method development and validation.

  • Operation of analytical instrumentation: chromatography (HPLC, GC/MS, GPC), inorganic (ICP, AA), thermoanalytical (DSC, TGA, DMA) and/or spectroscopy (UV/VIS,FTIR).

  • Advanced proficiency in personal computer software, especially Agilent ChemStation and/or Waters Empower.

  • Analyze and optimize existing processes and ability to create new processes.

  • Organization and interpretation of data using statistical principles.

  • Material Science and Bioengineering principles.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and effectively perform training to support staff.

  • Demonstrated comprehension / experience in comparative statistics.

  • Software application skills.

  • Problem solving ability.

  • Ability to create, review and coordinate test protocols and reports.

  • Ability to generate test proposals and testing plans.

  • Oral and written presentation skills.

  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams.

  • Understanding of regulatory environment.

This position is in an office and laboratory environment and requires the incumbent to sit, stand and perform general office functions. The incumbent may also be required to lift up to twenty five pounds occasionally. The incumbent may be required to stand for extended periods of time. Bending, stooping and reaching are also frequently required. The incumbent must be able to grasp small parts and tools, have the ability to distinguish between colors, and must have clarity of vision of items within arm length.

The ideal candidate must be able to work in a team oriented, fast paced environment. Bard Access Systems is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.


Industry Standard/Category: Medical Device/ Quality Assurance

ID: 2018-11509

Career Level: experienced

Division Name: Salt Lake City, UT/ Vascular Access Devices - MDS

Relocation: No

External Company Name: C.R. Bard, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 605 North 5600 West

C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products, employing over 13,000 people around the world. Founded in 1907, we pioneered many devices that are now the cornerstones of modern healthcare.

We expect the highest levels of quality, integrity, service, and innovation from our employees – on the job and in the communities in which we work and live. In return, we foster an environment where individuals are treated with fairness and respect, and feel valued, acknowledged and rewarded. Bard is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

Be Your Best at Bard – and ultimately, you can have an impact on the lives of people around the world.