Staff Applications And Development Scientist

BD (Becton, Dickinson And Company) San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description: SummaryScientist within the BD SORP group with extensively practical flow cytometry experience to support and develop high parameter cell sorting solutions to meet customer needs.

Job Description

This is a key role within the BD Biosciences SORP program. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving SORP development projects, with an eye towards developing new and impactful solutions in the research flow cytometry field. Additionally, this position will contribute to the expansion and uptake of high parameter flow cytometric cell sorting to enable high resolution single cell analysis in healthy and diseased states. Key to achieving this will be the ability to work effectively with collaborators and customers of all levels across functions and sites.


  • As an expert in multicolor flow cytometry, you will work closely with customers to develop of high parameter flow solutions to help them address scientific problems.

  • Work closely with internal stakeholder, and provide inputs in the design and development of next generation flow cytometry tools (instrumentation and assays) as well as contribute to the development of future best practices.

  • Support Marketing for product development and launch requirements

  • Establish and manage external and internal cross functional collaborations

  • Identify significant scientific trends or new issues of strategic importance and communicate to Leadership as appropriate

  • Oral presentations to internal and external audiences

  • Mentor junior Associates within SORP in multicolor flow cytometry

  • Provide key inputs into critical Marketing and R&D activities as required

  • Comply with company policy with professionalism in actions and communications


Knowledge and Skills

  • This position requires great depth of knowledge in flow cytometric cell sorting.

  • Expertise and experience in cellular immunology (mouse and human) as well as flow cytometry instrumentation and reagents

  • Requires experience designing, performing, and analyzing >10 color flow cytometry experiments, preferably on BD flow cytometers (LSRII, LSRFortessa, FACSCanto, FACSAria, FACSymphony)

  • Prior experience with high parameter (20+ colors) flow cytometry and/or cell sorting is a strong plus

  • Experience with bioinformatics and data clustering algorithms is highly desirable

  • Advanced analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Developed organizational, time management, and planning skills to efficiently manage multiple projects

  • May require up to 25% travel

Education and professional experience:

  • Requires a post graduate qualification in immunology or a related life science discipline with a minimum of 10 years of post-doctoral and/or industry experience

  • Strong track record of hands-on "real world" problem solving in flow cytometry core laboratory environment

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience operating a flow cytometric cell sorting

  • Previous experience in a customer facing role is required.

Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose

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