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Research Associate III Analysis

Req #: 1700075S_en
Location: Braine-l'Alleud, BE
Job Category: Research
Date Posted: 8/28/2017 8:21:23 AM
Baxter International


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The Job

As Research Associate III in the Analytical Team you will

  • Participate to a variety of projects by conducting routine and non-routine testing, designing experiments, developing/evaluating/validating and/or transferring analytical methods without any assistance     
  • Contribute to Baxter portfolio extension as senior analytical lead of complex and/or large size projects, anticipate requests from authorities to act pro-actively and support supervision with resources estimations.      
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Specific Technique/Software (eg: Enoval / Fusion / GC / HPLC / MS)     

More specifically you will:

  • Perform laboratory testing in a qualified environment following procedures (equipment and analytical procedures) and local or global processes, with respect to timeline and planning assigned to the team.     
  • Report any issue within area of work (out of trend, out of specification results, equipment issue or conflict in activities), propose solutions and participate in investigations whenever needed.     
  • Review critically LNB and data (TA1) to ensure compliance with analytical methods, global and local procedures (GDP, quality system, etc)     
  • Work with software in place (SIMS, LIMS, Equipments’ software, development and statistical tools (e-noval, MVM, fusion, minitab))     
  • As study director of request, ensure the purpose of the document is clearly understood, challenge the content (sample number, test to perform), ensure follow-up and discuss results.     
  • Conduct request or compendia queries and proposed improvements to troubleshooting. Collect data and prepare relevant documentation.     
  • Ensure appropriate archiving of all documents associated to laboratory activities.     
  • Adhere, understand and apply EHS rules in place.     
  • Mentor RAI, RAII and foreign visitors in their laboratory’s activities and on project management.     
  • Propose process improvement     
  • Mainly act as method developer and/or analytical lead     

As senior method developer  

  • Collect information required for the analytical target profile from project manager, supervision, product owner.      
  • Propose new techniques and develop analytical method without assistance.      
  • Collect data from development and take decisions based on the obtained results, prepare support and present development status in technical review meeting.     
  • Advise supervision when facing issue and propose options to meet timelines or provide new timelines in case of troubleshooting     
  • Design complex study design and write protocols, reports and procedures autonomously as study director     
 As senior analytical lead 
  • Collect information related to product, specification, validations, timelines, release and stability sites. Analyze documents and identify gaps/risks in term of analytics (vs guideline, internal specifications,…) to build the Analytical Business Strategy for more complex and/or medium to large size projects.     
  • Identify requirement in terms of equipment and reference standards for sites impacted by the project     
  • Support technical lead on definition of commitments and plan analytical activities for the different sites to ensure these commitments will be met (development, evaluation, validation, documents issuance, waiver redaction,…)     
  • Anticipate and communicate in an appropriate way possible delay on timing due to limited resources or equipment availability, propose alternatives and challenge the appropriateness of activities.     



Who you are 

  • PhD with at least 3 years of experience, Master in the relevant scientific discipline with at least 5 years of experience in analytical chemistry method development 
  • Possess a strong technical knowledge on analytical techniques with previous experience on development, validations or investigation on analytical method. 
  • Possess a previous experience in project management and understand the roles and interactions with other disciplines as formulation, regulatory affairs, process development, quality control, etc 
  • Present a good knowledge of Baxter products, ICH guidelines and submission process 
  • Able to identify and solve technical issues thanks to his/her critical mind and “out of the box” thinking. 
  • Able to work in a team environment and demonstrate an inclusion attitude. 
  • Takes ownership and leadership for getting the job done. 
  • Eagerness to learn and is the motor of his knowledge development by prospecting for training 
  • Strong communication skills and can write in a clear way 
  • Can manage conflicts and influence other 
  • Autonomous, organized and precise 
  • Flexible to changes 
  • Scientific honesty 
  • Excellent French and English skills

What we offer

It is a challenging opportunity for you and also a chance to work in a diverse team with a great mix of people. Joining Baxter means joining a team that you can truly learn from!
We encourage our employees to develop their skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing work environment, providing them with opportunities to achieve personal and professional goals that will make them valued contributors throughout their careers. If you have an interest in this great opportunity and think you can make a difference then this could well be the role for you.
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