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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Scientist I, Chemistry Development in San Diego, California

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Job Description

BD Biosciences, a segment of Becton, Dickinson and Company, is one of the world’s leading businesses focused on bringing innovative tools to life science researchers and clinicians. Its product lines include: flow cytometers, cell imaging systems, monoclonal antibodies, research reagents, diagnostic assays, and tools to help grow tissue and cells.

Sirigen, Inc. is a subsidiary of BD Biosciences and produces polymeric reagents for use in Flow Cytometry and other biological applications.

The Scientist I, Chemistry Development 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. This position is further responsible for direct problem solving tasks and is expected to follow through an assignment. The Scientist I is expected to complete single and multiple step conjugations with good quality and yield in a timely manner. This position is expected to finish assignments on time to help keep up with conjugation productivity.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Be able to perform different conjugation formats accurately and independently, having a complete understanding of the techniques, theories and background involved in the processes.

  • Consistency in technique, documentation, data entry, labeling, aliquot of QC samples, equipment operation, meeting production specifications with assignments and committing to due dates.

  • Understanding background and critical points to chemistry involved in making assignments through training and reading.

  • Review and address issues during batch record and other document review to minimize impact to the business.

  • Follow 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 a hazard is identified. Notifies supervisor of all observed unsafe work practices.

  • Perform duties as assigned by supervisor and trainer, following their instructions.

  • Participate in lab supply orders, reagent preparations, and equipment maintenance.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a biological science discipline.

  • Minimum 0-2 years of relevant chemistry lab experience.

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 records and logs.

  • Flexibility and adaptability.

  • Knowledge of general laboratory safety.


Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego (BDB)

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