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Monday, July 14, 2008

Senior Scientist - Microbiology

BD/BD Technologies

Location: Baltimore, Maryland-Baltimore
Posted on: 6:34 AM, Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Position type: Full time
Job Code: 47880

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility will be to develop diagnostic products for use in the diagnosis of bacterial, fungal, and mycobacterial disease. They will use scientific methods to solve problems in the development and support of diagnostic products. In a team environment, they will be responsible for the execution of experiments, maintaining technical data, and generating reports. This will be primarily in the areas of detection, isolation, identification, and susceptibility testing of microorganisms. They will be required to communicate information and ideas clearly and effectively with a multidisciplinary group.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of bacterial and yeast identification and susceptibility testing. They will also be skilled in general laboratory practices, preparation of solutions, and basic instrumentation. The candidate will also be familiar with aseptic techniques and universal precautions.

The candidate should be able to design, perform, analyze and summarize laboratory experiments with minimal supervision. They will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills and enjoy working in a team environment. A basic understanding of product development is desirable.

Required Education and Experience:

A minimum of a Bachelors degree in microbiology, or a related field, with at least 5 years of microbiology experience is required.

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