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R&D Staff Engineer

Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA | Becton Dickinson & Company

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
    Medical Devices
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  • Experience:
    3-5 years
    5-7 years
    7-10 years
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The Staff R&D Engineer will be a key contributor on Specimen Management R&D team focused on New Product Development & Product Engineering within BD-Life Sciences: Integrated Diagnostic Solutions. The individual in this position will have an extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. He/She develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

Job Description


  • Works under general direction.

  • Serve as R&D Lead on New product development and product engineering initiatives

  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in project leadership role.

  •  Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects.

  • Supports material/design/process changes to the product line through design control process, with well-documented research/analyses.

  • Demonstrates accountability for successful and timely completion of designated tasks.

  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems using sound engineering principles, utilizing experimental, computational and analytical methods.

  • Designs and develops in vivo and in vitro models to evaluate product features & improvements.

  • Applies innovative & logical risk based approach to product development challenges with the capacity for original thinking.

  • Develops robust test methods, design test fixtures and execute measurement system analysis.

  • Ensures compliance with BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through appropriate communication, training and education of sound quality assurance principles.

  • Plans, executes and analyzes design of experiments (DOE).

  • Writes implements and leads bench studies, tolerance stack up analysis, design verification, validation, vendor interactions, materials specifications and component specifications.

  • Performs data analysis using statistical tools, regression analyses and develop transfer functions.

  • Collects, records, reports, interprets and analyzes data, presents results to peers and business leadership.

  • Provides advanced engineering skills and product evaluation support to the platform toward building business cases for new opportunities.


Bachelors/Masters/PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering discipline.


B.S.: 8+ years of experience in technical area

M.S.:5+ years of experience in technical area

Ph.D.: 3+ years of experience in technical area

Required Skills

  • Strong technical judgment and extensive technical leadership skills.

  • Knowledge of diagnostic platforms in Core Laboratory and ability to develop solutions that address instrument compatibility needs.

  • Demonstrated capability of leading R&D product development/lifecycle projects.

  • Experience in guiding team/individuals to develop technical solutions to complex problems.

  • Sound knowledge of engineering first principles.

  • Strong technical judgment and technical leadership skills.

  • R&D functional planning, requirement generation and technical (DFSS/Design/Cross functional) reviews for all product development phases.

  • Strong project management, prioritizing and multi-tasking skills to work within tight deadlines.

  • Proficient in solid modeling (Pro/E,  SolidWorks or equivalent)

  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to other individuals and teams.

  • Experience in directing associates and leading small cross-functional groups is required. 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Project.

  • Disciplined phase-gate product development processes & project planning.

  • Proficiency with fixture design including basic machining considerations and developing test methods.

  • Understanding of Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA).

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC) practices, and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies.

  • Product development considerations for tightly controlled, high-volume manufacturing process.

  • Strong creative, analytical and problem solving skills required.

  • Good written & verbal communication skills.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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