Preclinical Scientist




Multiple Locations


Position summary

Job Description Summary

This position reports to the Dir./Manager, Pre-Clinical Affairs, and is responsible for providing advanced scientific expertise in the coordination/execution of biomedical animal research studies to aid in the design and development of medical devices.

Job Description

We are the makers of possible 

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us. 


  • Integrally involved with all aspects of Pre-Clinical Affairs animal study execution including, familiarity with surgery/immunology fundamentals, protocol development, study coordination, scheduling, implementation, data analysis/interpretation, and report writing.

  • Leading the Pre-Clinical Affairs efforts of several project teams simultaneously.

  • Interfacing with internal Scientists/Engineers, and acting as the Sponsor Study Director at external animal research laboratory facilities.

  • Coordinating the preparation/sterilization of appropriate test/control articles for implantation.

  • Involvement with Pre-Clinical Affairs study quoting and budgeting as necessary.

  • Reviewing scientific literature in order to stay current as needed in the industry.

  • Special projects as assigned.


  • BS in veterinary/animal science, biology, physiology, or related field, with a minimum of 3 years hands-on experience (or MS with 2 years) in either an academic, industrial or CRO laboratory setting.

  • Familiarity with surgery/immunology fundamentals as evidenced by successful animal study execution within the medical device industry.

  • Previous experience as a Pre-Clinical study director/coordinator.

  • Experience with analysis/interpretation of medical device histopathology.

  • Statistical / Analytical capabilities and familiarity with the use of statistical software.

  • Familiarity with anatomy and physiology fundamentals.

  • Familiarity with the biological aspects of wound healing.

  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

  • Must be able to trouble-shoot and problem solve to support successful animal study execution.

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.   

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.  

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.  

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Primary Work Location

USA RI - Warwick

Additional Locations

USA MA - Lexington

Work Shift

US BD 1st Shift 830am-5pm (United States of America)

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