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Biocompatibility SME / Toxicologist

Req #: JR - 056717 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Job Category: Research and Development Date Posted: 06/21/2022

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Biocompatibility SME / Toxicologist

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 

This Biocompatibility SME / Toxicologist will support a diverse portfolio of medical devices for global registrations. In this role you will apply a solid understanding of medical devices and device packaging toxicology requirements to support safety evaluations and preclinical regulatory submission content development. Other responsibilities include design biological risk assessments/strategies for evaluating medical devices, monitor testing and interpret the results for project teams. This is a cross functional position and will engage with global internal and external stakeholders to drive projects forward.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop testing strategies such as the biological evaluation plan to qualify medical devices according to global guidelines. 
  • Manage projects and coordinate safety testing for Baxter’s product portfolio. Review literature and identify relevant articles to support product development and registration. 
  • Interpret data and develop justifications to address safety in alignment with ISO 10993-1 Develop preclinical regulatory submission content for DMF files, USA FDA 510 K Submission, EU MDR and global submissions.
  • Address potential inquiries related to safety assessments (biocompatibility / toxicology risk assessments) submitted to FDA, EU notified bodies or global ministries of health.
  • Implement the use of ISO 10993 series, regional pharmacopeia, 21 CFR Part 58 Good Laboratory Practices for Non-Clinical Studies, and/or regulatory guidance documents to qualify Baxter products.
  • Perform preclinical change control impact assessments and work with cross functional team members (engineering, extractables and leachables, regulatory, etc.) to determine a comprehensive testing strategy.
  • Mentor junior team members and review test strategies.
  • Oversee shipment of products to external contract laboratories.

Qualifications:

  • The position requires relevant technical knowledge in biocompatibility/toxicology and general understanding of material physical and chemical properties.
  • Ability to understand and apply global regulatory guidelines including OECD, FDA GLP, ISO 10993 series, USP pharmacopeia and regional compendia.
  • Experience in working in global cross-functional teams and study monitoring.
  • Critical thinker with intellectual self-assurance and courage. 
  • Independent problem solver who can use a methodical approach to develop solutions and make recommendations.
  • Contribute to efforts beyond own scope of responsibilities to ensure project milestones are met.
  • Can effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders. Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good oral and written communication in English. Multilingual desired for communication with global teams highly desired but not required (i.e. Spanish, French, Italian, German).
  • Software knowledge of Siemens Teamcenter Unified, Microsoft Office, Trackwise, and Documentum based systems, recommended.
  • DABT or eligible highly desired.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with 15 years of relevant experience.
  • MS with at least 10 years experience, or PhD with at least 3-4 years of relevant experienced required.
  • Lab experience includes research in GLP/GMP environment, leadership of technical teams, and project management experience is desirable.

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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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