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Senior Toxicologist

Req #: JR - 034128 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Job Category: Research and Development Date Posted: 03/30/2021

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Senior 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. 

The Senior Toxicologist supports a diverse portfolio of drug and device product development and global registrations. This person will apply an in-depth understanding of toxicology and related multiple disciplines and businesses to find innovative solutions to develop nonclinical regulatory strategies, solve technical challenges or move projects forward.  He/she will propose new / alternate pathways never tried before to develop responses to regulatory agencies and be willing to challenge the status quo. Must be comfortable working with external partners and regulators globally.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently develop toxicology risk assessments using innovative solutions to address safety through the use of multiple disciplines and technical principles.
  • Independently develop preclinical regulatory submission content for DHF files, USA FDA and global submissions.
  • Develop responses to submission deficiencies/questions.
  • Independently review literature and identify relevant articles to support product development and registration.
  • Sought out by other teams and individuals to offer technical advice; may act as coach, mentor, and technical advisor to junior members within the discipline.
  • Independently plan, execute and manage projects/programs that both span multiple disciplines and incorporate novel methods, techniques or approaches.
  • Apply specialized technical and theoretical knowledge in creative ways to a broad range of difficult problems.
  • Contribute to technical feasibility analysis, which incorporates multiple disciplines where new and unproven methods and technologies are required.
  • Generate innovative solutions to highly complex problems where little clear precedence exists. Incorporate advanced theories, methods and technologies from around the world to develop new innovative products/processes.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • The position requires relevant in-depth knowledge in toxicology.
  • Understanding of regulatory toxicology risk assessment is highly desired.
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) credential required.
  • Ability to understand and apply global regulatory requirement and guidelines.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize assignments to meet project schedules.
  • Must be able to challenge the status quo.
  • Must be able to contribute in setting strategic scientific direction for the organization and communicate the vision to his/her team members.
  • Can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty; can decide and act without having the total picture.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with at least 20 years of relevant experience, MS with at least 15 years, or PhD with 8 years of relevant experience.

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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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