BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Scientist II in San Diego, California

Job Description SummaryThe Scientist 2 contributes to the development of new point-of-care assays for human in vitro diagnostic applications. The associate applies laboratory, scientific, and analytical skills to execute experiments and resolve technical challenges. Works under the direction of Senior Scientists, Staff Scientists, or Sr. Staff Scientists.

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description Summary

The Scientist 2 contributes to the development of new point-of-care assays for human in vitro diagnostic applications. The associate applies laboratory, scientific, and analytical skills to execute experiments and resolve technical challenges. Works under the direction of Senior Scientists, Staff Scientists, or Sr. Staff Scientists.

Duties & Responsibilities

Executes experiments and plans appropriate follow-up experiments. Analyzes and interprets data. Summarizes studies in written and/or oral reports that synthesize results into a working hypothesis and details future plans. Executes protocols for formal verification under Design Control. Is responsible for the maintenance of complex laboratory equipment and facilities. Responsible for ordering and maintaining adequate quantities of laboratory supplies. Assists with product quality investigations. Maintains current knowledge of major technological and scientific developments in relevant fields

Qualifications

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Skilled with a variety of complex laboratory procedures and instruments.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new laboratory procedures.

  • Experience with immunoassay and lateral-flow technologies required. Experience with diagnostic product development preferred.

  • Working knowledge of scientific method, experimental design, data analysis, and results interpretation. Understanding of the theory of measurement, sources of error, and comparative advantages of different methodologies.

Education and Experience:

  • Experience in infections disease research, clinical assay development, and/or biotech industry.

  • Experience in product development.

  • Experience performing colloidal gold particle or enzymatic-based immunoassays utilizing environmental or human clinical specimens is preferred.

  • Experience with basic protein purification, electrophoresis and chromatographic techniques including HPLC and FPLC purification of proteins and antibodies is preferred.

Requirements, Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of BS or BA degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • At least 1-year industrial experience or Master’s degree in the same majors.

  • Skilled with a variety of complex laboratory procedures and instruments and demonstrated ability to learn new laboratory procedures

  • Working knowledge of scientific method, experimental design, data analysis using statistics, and results interpretation

  • Experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.

  • Self-motivated and enjoys working in the lab and executing experiments

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Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego (Diagnostic Sys.)

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