BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Biochemist II in San Diego, California
Job Description SummaryThe Biochemist II is expected to work independently, performing all laboratory multitask functions involve in Conjugation. The person directly reports to the immediate supervisor, assisting him/her with the day to day laboratory operations. The position is expected to finish assignments on time to help keep up conjugation productivity. This position is further responsible for direct problem solving tasks and is expected to follow through an assignment. The Biochemist II is expected to complete more challenging tasks and troublesome production orders with expected quality and yield. In addition, biochemist II is responsible for completing their individual conjugation training plan based on the approved IIGs annually. The person is required to be able to create quality notifications and initiate ECRs through SAP system. This position is expected to work well in a team environment and complete their assigned objectives on time to meet the overall department goals.
Primary duties include but not limited to the following:
Performs different conjugation formats accurately and independently, having a complete understanding of the techniques, theories and background involved
Has consistency in technique, documentation, data entry, labeling, equipment operation, meeting production specifications with assignments and committing to due dates
Understands background and critical points to chemistry involved in making assignments through training and reading
Reviews and addresses issues during batch record and other document review to minimize impact to the business
Contributes to the completion of milestone associated with specific projects, where failure to achieve results may cause delays in program schedules
Has a firm understanding of all SOPs and batch records and is able to explain them to junior personnel
Train or mentor to junior staff
Trusted to complete difficult assignments and projects
Participates in training or regulatory issues affecting reagent development. Brings regulatory compliance questions/issues to the attention of supervisor
Follows all departmental guidelines and procedures
Promotes a safe work environment. Offers recommendations on maintaining the safety of the work environment. Participates in Environmental Health & Safety programs. Participates in addressing corrective actions whenever hazard is identified. Notifies supervisor of all observed unsafe work practices
Technical expectations set by learning and performing duties with minimal supervision and be able to initiate quality notification and ECR independently.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Knowledge and Skills
General knowledge of biology, biochemistry or other related discipline.
Familiarity with operation of routine laboratory instruments and applicable software.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Effective analytical and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to follow established policies and procedures.
Effective organization and planning skills to ensure on time delivery.
Demonstrated ability to keep neat, accurate and complete batch records.
Flexibility and adaptability
Familiarity with protein conjugation (fluorophore, small molecule and fluorescent proteins)
Familiarity with protein purification methods
Education and Experience
Typically requires BS degree at a 4 year degree program in Science and 2-5 years of experience at a Biochemist I level or a MS degree with 1-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego (BDB)
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