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Quality Lab Associate I

Req #: 170009KK_en
Location: Round Lake, IL US
Job Category: Quality
Date Posted: 11/3/2017 6:41:12 PM
Baxter International
About Baxter
Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company's global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter's employees worldwide are building upon the company's rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct critical biological, physical analyses on raw materials, initial, in-process and finished products, and samples collected from environmental monitoring programs at Baxter manufacturing facilities. Work under minimum supervision.
  • Use sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer systems to collect and record data. Perform advanced assays requiring precise analytical skills and understanding of microbiology principles.
  • Complete all testing, including special project / protocol testing in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, GLP, QSR and cGMP regulations.
  • Investigate deviations and write exception documents.
  • Participate in functions involving teams, which impact production, increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings and improve quality.
  • Perform laboratory and manufacturing audits as required. Audit and update, as required, plant SOPs.
  • Perform occasional sample collection and processing during off-shifts and weekends.
Qualifications for this role
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, and in a timely fashion.
  • Computer literate.
  • Must be detail oriented, conscientious and have high reading comprehension skills.
  • Must have basic understanding of laboratory instrumentation.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors and peers.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 15 pounds and sustain prolonged standing with periodic lifting, walking, standing, bending, stooping and stretching.
Knowledge of any of the following is a plus:
  • Environmental Monitoring of Cleanrooms
  • Membrane Filtration
  • QC Microbiology
  • Serial Dilution
  • Gram Staining
  • Sub Culturing
  • Bacterial Endotoxin Testing
  • Final Product Sterility Testing
  • Micro Assay
Education and Experience
Bachelors Degree in Microbiology or Biological Science with Laboratory coursework and 0-2 years experience.
 
A Career That Matters
Baxter's employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day. 
 
Equal Employment Opportunity
Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.
 
Reasonable Accommodations
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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