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Summer 2021 R&D Product Development Intern, FLOSEAL

Req # JR - 033233 Location Deerfield, Illinois Job Category Administrative Date posted 01/14/2021

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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. 

Description:

Baxter offers a robust summer internship program based in the Chicagoland area that provides meaningful work assignments and projects that immerse students in Baxter’s culture designed to provide practical work experience highlighting what an individual would do in a similar full-time role with the ability to make a business impact.  You'll be paired with a mentor, receive support from your manager, and have access to the entire Baxter employee community to ensure your success.  We’ll help you have fun outside of work with outings to sporting events, community service opportunities, networking events with Baxter leaders, and other activities.

The R&D Product Development Intern, FLOSEAL will work directly with an international cross-functional group that includes R&D/Product development, Medical Affairs, Clinical/Pre-Clinical, Regulatory, Quality, and Supply Chain (Manufacturing, Engineering Operations, Purchasing) on managing multiple projects associated with new product development of FLOSEAL. Some main responsibilities will be changing or developing formulations, designing new components and new processes.  The scope of the role will include supporting design, verification testing, customer validation, manufacturing development and transfer to production.

Project:

FLOSEAL is Baxter’s category leading flowable hemostatic matrix, designed to stop surgical bleeds quickly. The team will redesign the FLOSEAL line of products to implement new components that improve performance while reducing manufacturing costs.  The design requires mechanical engineering (component design, assembly design, packaging improvements) and biomedical engineering (tissue anatomy, hemostasis/bleed control, clotting cascade) to reduce time-to-table and to simplify ease-of-use while making the therapy more effective.  The team is currently at the prototype stage and has demonstrated feasibility, now is time for the hard work of development!

Learn more about FLOSEAL here: https://www.baxter.com/healthcare-professionals/surgical-care/floseal-hemostatic-matrix-surgical-care

Requirements:

Baxter is targeting students with proven academic performance and leadership potential.  Ideal candidates will combine technical and business knowledge with analytical strength and creative problem-solving abilities. 

  • Rising Junior or Senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, or Technology
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude, team-oriented, adaptive to change, and collaborative

Equal Employment Opportunity

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