BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Scientist I, Chemistry Development in San Diego, California
Job Description Summary
Serve as Chemist supporting the development of water soluble synthetic polymers. Individual will primarily support the prototyping, troubleshooting and scaling of development materials. Responsibilities include purification, analysis, and post-modification of water-soluble polymers. Individual must be comfortable working in cross-functional teams under defined deadlines. The successful candidate will have experience with polymers, organic synthesis, macromolecule separations, and/or analytical characterization with excellent attention to detail and ability to follow standard, documented processes.
Perform a variety of polymer processing, purification and characterization steps to support the generation of new polymer materials
Purify aqueous polymers using common biochemistry techniques (filtration, SEC, etc.)
Remove solvent via rotary evaporation and/or lyophilization
Characterize polymer size by GPC/SEC chromatography using established standard processes
Perform small scale dye labeling reactions according to established standard processes
Perform established reactions to convert/activate functional groups on final polymers
Optical characterization of the polymer dyes including measurement of absorbance and fluorescence emission spectra.
Prepare outgoing materials and supporting (QC) documentation
Provide assistance as needed to maintain functioning laboratory; including glassware cleaning, material ordering, inventory control and other duties.
Support documentation of R&D results in company databases
Education and Experience:
Requires a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or similar Life Science discipline.
Requires minimum of 2 years' experience in a laboratory setting.
Knowledge and Skills:
Basic organic synthesis skills
Ability to follow established reaction protocols and standard processes
Practice in using rotary evaporator
Basic experience with UV/Vis and/or fluorescence spectroscopy
Experience operating FPLC/HPLC/GPC equipment using established protocols preferred
Documentation in lab notebooks, checklists and basic databases
Additional Laboratory Skills:
Labeling and packaging
Familiarity with separation/purification methods is a plus
Strong attention to detail
Works in a team based environment
Multi-task to cover a variety of job functions
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated ability to follow established policies and procedures
Demonstrated ability to maintain neat, accurate and complete notebook and batch records
Ability to independently perform and analyze data and identify issues in routine tests
Familiarity with operation of routine laboratory instruments and applicable software
Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego (BDB)
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