Senior Scientist – Flow Cytometry (Onsite)

BD Medical
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Job Description Summary
BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 75,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Our Research and Development (R&D) Centre of Excellence in Limerick provides cutting edge technology and a creative environment to be inspired to tap into your inner genius. We are looking for amazing, passionate and dedicated people like you, where you will be at the forefront of creating and developing specialised devices, software solutions and systems to help others. You are the one who can make the difference. Join us and be a crucial part of advancing the world of health!

Job Description
About the role

The Systems Verification and Validation (SVV) Senior Scientist leads the definition, design, and execution of SVV activities throughout all phases of the product development process for BD Biosciences cellular analysis systems. This includes the design of test methods and test strategy, development and execution of formal protocols, analysis and interpretation of results, and communication of results and their impact through written reports, design reviews, and interactive discussions.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with senior management, systems engineering, regulatory, quality, marketing, and the product development team to support the successful application of new technologies and ensure that the system design meets technical, customer, and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Exercise sound, independent judgment and applies systems thinking, problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting to generate innovative ideas to improve BD products or processes.
  • Conduct experiments using flow cytometry and apply strong knowledge in scientific principles, immunology, sample manipulation, and/or immunoassays to influence best practice laboratory procedures and study designs.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of customer workflows, scientific advancements in flow cytometry and the competitive landscape and act as an interface between customers and developers/testers by translating customer needs into product requirements and testing workflows.
  • Understand and communicate the broader impact of design features, test methods, and results to the user, customer, regulator and to the marketability of the product.
  • Leads projects or initiatives, including generation of project plans, development of test strategies that balance risk and business objectives, and directs large sized teams and serves as a technical contributor on cross-functional teams, exercising influence across functions, and provides input to senior management on strategic and functional decisions.

About you

The successful candidate will have a Bachelors or Masters degree in Immunology, Cell Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science or related scientific discipline with a minimum of 5 years experience in clinical, research, pharma, medical device or other relevant industry. They will have a proven ability to execute complex experiments independently, perform in-depth statistical analysis, interpret experimental results, and make sound conclusions, apply creative problem-solving skills to novel or complex applications and critically evaluate proposed study designs with strong knowledge of statistics, the calculation of sample sizes and/or estimation of statistical power.

Hands on experience operating and troubleshooting flow cytometry analyzers and/or sorters, with knowledge of flow cytometry instrument platforms, applications and software, assay panel development and customer workflows is an advantage.
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Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program – which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components – is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, or any other protected status.