PUCL Job#1209 - FLow Clinical App Scientist (Posted 23 Oct, 2018)

Flow Cytometry Clinical Applications Scientist

Locations: San Diego, CA, San Jose, CA and Tempe, AZ



BD is looking for a Clinical Applications Scientist to provide advanced support for BD Biosciences (BDB) flow cytometry products. The ideal candidate will have expertise in a broad-range of Clinical Flow Cytometry applications, including leukemia and lymphoma, immunodeficiency, cross-match, stem cell enumeration, DNA ploidy, transplant medicine, and antibody-mediated therapy assays.


The Clinical Applications Scientist serves as a subject matter expert for strategic product applications in Flow Cytometry; provides pre- and post- sales support to sales associates based upon customer and BDB business needs. He/she takes part in system validation activities throughout all phases of product development process; providing voice of the customer expertise to marketing, business development, and product design teams; acting as a technical training and consulting resource for our in-house and field-based technical teams, sales, and service organizations.


The Clinical Applications Scientist serves as an expert in multicolor flow cytometry applications, has a strong working knowledge of all BDB Cell Analysis systems (Instruments, software, reagents) and understand major competitor platforms; must stay scientifically up-to-date and engaged in a fast-moving field in which our business participates and possess a deep understanding of BDB customer needs.


Duties and Responsibilities:


·       Supports critical customer sites by applying his/her expertise in with multi-color flow applications; demonstrates a strong working knowledge of all BDB Cell Analysis systems (instruments, software, reagents) to provide product demonstrations, troubleshooting, assay/workflow design and other technical consultations as needed. 

·       Understands major competitors’ platforms and stays scientifically current and engaged in fast- moving fields in which our business participates and deeply understand BDB customer needs.

·       Provides voice of the customer information source for Marketing, Product Development, Business Development and other departments. Participates as a member of product strategy teams as assigned. Collaborates with appropriate departments to develop technical presentations, applications notes and other communication materials.

·       Trains field-based and in-house technical applications associates as assigned.

·       Provides technical support at tradeshows, user’s meetings, workshops, and other special Cell Analysis venues as appropriate. Acts as a technical resource for internal associates. Ensures technical knowledge transfer between all customer facing teams

·       Keeps abreast of the U.S. and non-U.S. regulations affecting own area of job function as well as customer’ specific regulatory requirements.

·       Promotes a safe work environment. May provide recommendations on maintaining the safety of the work environment. Participates in Environmental Health and Safety programs. Addresses corrective actions whenever a hazard is identified. Notifies supervisor of all observed hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices. Ensures safe laboratory work environment.

·       Performs other related duties and assignments as required.



Minimum Qualifications:


·       Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological or Life Science Discipline; and/or degree in Medical Technology

·       A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Flow Cytometry, including instrument setup, sample preparation, and data acquisition and analysis.

·       A minimum of 2 years' experience in Clinical Flow Cytometry.

·       Expert in multicolor flow applications.

·       Strong working knowledge of all BDB Cell Analysis systems (instruments, software, reagents) and understand major competitors’ platforms.

·       Experience with instrumentation and assay troubleshooting and in the development of assay/workflow designs.

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·       Ability to travel 60-80%.


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