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R&D Project Leader II - LSI

Req #: JR - 124800 Location: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States Job Category: Research and Development Date posted: 04/08/2024

Overview

This is where new knowledge is discovered. Baxter’s Research and Development teams work cross functionally to innovate, develop and introduce creative solutions for patients needs globally. From Scientists to Engineers, your work creates the products that save and sustain lives

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R&D Project Leader II - LSI

Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy

Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.

At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.

*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.

Your Team:
The Renal Lead System Integrator (LSI) team is a part of the R&D organization that supports the Renal Care business unit. Within the team we provide project management activities in all product phases, innovation initiatives, new product development and improvement programs for existing therapy systems. This collaborative role gives you the direct opportunity to define solutions to new products and services to patients and continue Baxter’s mission to save and sustain lives.


Baxter is a global company with R&D sites at multiple locations in the world; competences and capabilities are spread over the different R&D sites, and you will commonly collaborate with colleagues across several of these R&D sites. Work assignments within the team are highly variable and we can promise you a work environment with exciting project management challenges and variability in your day-to-day activities.

Lead System Integrator co-ordinates/leads R&D team within a Project or Program with her/his Project Management and Technical Leadership skills.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Lead research and development (R&D) project management work and research for medical devices and regulated healthcare products

  • Owner of R&D program schedule creation, tracking, and execution. Responsible for delivering an integrated product with detailed plans from primary iteration to successful system verification completion

  • Participates as a member of cross functional teams and/or integrates cross functional inputs into project delivery

  • Accountable for project execution and proactive risk management.  Effectively tracks project status, risks and external spend.

  • Demonstrates understanding of and adherence to FDA, ISO and IEC design control procedures, regulations, and standards

  • Prepares project reports, analyses and delivers presentations to R&D leadership on a weekly basis

  • Leads scheduled meetings in R&D, develops and manages agenda, creates minutes, and follows up action items throughout the integration steps

  • Establish project communication channel. E.g., Teams group, Status meeting, Escalation matrix, etc. 

  • Facilitate/organize project design reviews and change control meetings 

  • Release POs and approve corresponding invoices for the R&D tasks executed by external vendors (e.g., external labs, translation agencies, etc.)  

What You Will Bring:

  • Experience in project management principles and methodologies

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in written and verbal form

  • Demonstrated ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on technical inputs from multiple and varied functions (Marketing, Quality, Regulatory, etc.).

  • Ability to provide technical leadership for medical device projects with substantial complexity and scope.

  • Ability to decompose complex problems into actionable task lists

  • Understanding of design requirements for development, validation, and verification of medical products

What You Need:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or equivalent field

  • 3+ years of R&D experience, project/program management; experience in medical device industry preferred

Baxter is committed to supporting the needs for flexibility in the workplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy which includes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite. This policy provides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in-person in support of our Mission.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $104,000 to $143,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.

The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

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.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Meet Reagan, Senior Research Scientist in the United States

For me, the best thing about working at Baxter is being able to do work that’s important to people—especially patients—outside of Baxter's walls. Inside our walls, I get to work with a fantastic team, and we know we're making a difference.

Reagan

Meet Karthik, Director of Renal Care R&D - Digital Health & Co-President of the Asian Leadership Network Business Resource Group, United States

I’m excited about my role because I believe that digital initiatives can make a tremendous impact on lives by allowing people to access the same therapies and have similar care — whether in a hospital, a healthcare clinic, or the patient’s home — anywhere in the world.

Karthik

Meet Amitha, Research Associate in India

Coming from a non-healthcare academic background, my current role has offered ample opportunities to learn a lot of new things. Leaders at Baxter are motivating, help us grow and provide a collaborative environment. The role gives me opportunities to have technical discussions with peers and subject matter experts globally, to learn interacting with customers, and manage project deadlines and deliverables. I am excited about shaping my career here at Baxter

Amitha

Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Reagan

Meet Reagan, Senior Research Scientist in the United States

For me, the best thing about working at Baxter is being able to do work that’s important to people—especially patients—outside of Baxter's walls. Inside our walls, I get to work with a fantastic team, and we know we're making a difference.

Karthik

Meet Karthik, Director of Renal Care R&D - Digital Health & Co-President of the Asian Leadership Network Business Resource Group, United States

I’m excited about my role because I believe that digital initiatives can make a tremendous impact on lives by allowing people to access the same therapies and have similar care — whether in a hospital, a healthcare clinic, or the patient’s home — anywhere in the world.

Amitha

Meet Amitha, Research Associate in India

Coming from a non-healthcare academic background, my current role has offered ample opportunities to learn a lot of new things. Leaders at Baxter are motivating, help us grow and provide a collaborative environment. The role gives me opportunities to have technical discussions with peers and subject matter experts globally, to learn interacting with customers, and manage project deadlines and deliverables. I am excited about shaping my career here at Baxter

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