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Research Associate III

Req #: 17000011_en
Location: Round Lake, IL US
Job Category: Research and Development
Date Posted: 8/11/2017 10:42:43 AM
Baxter International

Every day, Baxter touches the lives of millions of patients and providers worldwide who rely on our essential hospital and renal products and services. You’ll find Baxter’s products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. Baxter’s employees are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care. Our commitment to our mission means we are there when patients and healthcare professionals need us, during the critical moments that matter most.


1) Contribute to technical feasibility analysis of complex research and design concepts.

2) Evaluate results relative to product requirements, definitions and/or program goals.

3) Play a lead role in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of various techniques, which accomplish business objectives such as quality and cycle-time.

4) May provide training and supervision to junior members within the discipline. Routinely provide advice and assistance to team members regarding unique problems.

5) Devise new approaches to complex problems through adaptations and modifications of standard technical principles. Incorporate new methods and technologies for improving existing or new products/processes.

6) Maintain current knowledge of relevant QSRs and other regulatory requirements related to R&D (product development, design and safety) to ensure compliance in all research, data collection and reporting activities.

7) Develop budgets and activity schedules of limited scope. In addition to having an in-depth knowledge and understanding of GxP and related regulations and guidance, is able to provide expert insights into such regulations so as to facilitate efficient product registration and/or is an active participant in the generation, review, adoption and interpretation of such regulations.

8) Independently plan and execute a series of design and/or technical tasks that may not be well-defined, have multiple variables, and require advanced techniques within negotiated deadlines.


Other Job Functions:

1) Participate on cross-functional product development teams for aseptic and terminal sterilization projects.

2) Manage product development projects as the Sterility Assurance Focal Point.

3) Write rationale statements for aseptic and terminal sterilization projects.

4) Provide validation support for Baxter manufacturing facilities.

5) Write, execute and review validation and qualification protocols and reports.

6) Plan, design and execute microbiological experiments.

7) Evaluate and interpret technical data and test results.

8) Develop project plans and costs.

1) The position requires relevant laboratory skills, writing skills, and computer skills plus teamwork/interpersonal skills.

2) Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with at least 5-7 years or MS with at least 3-5 years relevant experience, or equivalent.

3) Research lab experience may include research in GMP/QSR environment, cross-functional teamwork, and independent experimentation in method development and validation.


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Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an email to
Corporate_Staffing_Deerfield@baxter.com or call 877-229-4748 (877-BaxHR4U) and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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