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Quality Lab Associate II - Stability

Req #: JR - 040280 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category: Quality Control Date Posted: 05/12/2021

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Quality Lab Associate II - Stability

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 Quality Lab Associate II may be responsible for analytical testing, validation/verification, and/or transfer of test methods supporting parenteral products.  The position will be in the Round Lake, IL Stability Laboratories within Product Quality serving multiple global businesses.

This role is essential for supporting the global commercial product teams and/or product development teams.  The position may interface with multiple functions (e.g. formulation and process development, manufacturing, and CRO/client partners).

The individual in this position must:  1) Effectively contribute solid technical knowledge to a variety of projects within the relevant discipline with minimal assistance.  2) Display basic technical understanding of related disciplines.  3) Conduct routine/non-routine experiments with minimal assistance.

A candidate must not be allergic to Penicillin and Cephalosporin or their related products and/or materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct critical chemical, physical, and biological analyses on finished product stability samples.  May also support testing of raw materials, initial, in-process and final product samples from the manufacturing facility, as required. Work under minimum supervision.
  • Perform review of test data, which includes overall documentation practices. Perform review functions in LIMS or other computerized systems.
  • Use sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer systems to collect and record data. May be required to be a system owner and conduct validations.
  • Perform advanced biological and chemical assays requiring precise analytical skills and understanding of chemistry principles.
  • Complete all testing, including special project / protocol testing in a timely and appropriate manner to meet project schedules.
  • Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, cGxP, and QSR regulations.
  • Investigate deviations and write exception documents.
  • Participate in cross functional teams, which impact production, increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings and improve quality and provide new product support.
  • Maintain laboratory safety requirements and perform laboratory audits as required. Audit SOPs and update, as required.
  • Perform equipment maintenance and calibrations as required. Troubleshoot and resolve instrument problems.

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in advanced wet chemistry, volumetric preparation techniques and instrumental methods of analysis including chromatography.
  • Proficient in particle analysis using particle measuring systems is preferred.
  • Must demonstrate effectiveness in ability to train others, leadership, organization, teamwork/interpersonal skills, results orientation, and task completion.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks concurrently and in a timely fashion.
  • Possess writing and computer skills.
  • Must communicate effectively with managers, peers, and subordinates.
  • Interpret available information and make recommendations to resolve technical challenges.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Biological Science with Analytical Chemistry laboratory coursework and at least 2-5 years’ experience, or Master’s Degree in Chemistry, or Biological Sciences.
  • Analytical chemistry instrumentation experience (e.g. HPLC, UPLC, UHPLC, PMS, GC, pH, KF, TOC, AA, GFAA, titrations, etc.).
  • Pharmaceutical GMP/QC laboratory experience.
  • Stability study execution experience is desired.
  • Validation / Method Transfers experience is desired.

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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.

Christelle

Meet Christelle, Senior Quality Manager in Malta

"I was an Engineering Graduate with a Master's in Business Administration, and was more inclined toward working with people than with machines. When I came across an opportunity to work with Baxter as a Quality Engineer, it was the perfect combination: a manufacturing environment and a role that required me to collaborate with multiple teams daily. Baxter's mission of saving and sustaining lives gives me all the purpose and fulfilment I need."

Lorena

Meet Lorena, Senior QA Associate in London, UK

"I am registered pharmacist in the UK with experience with drug products and final product release. I am very dedicated to my work and accurate in details to ensure correct assessment is provided to our customers to ensure patients' safety."

Gary

Meet Gary, Quality Research Manager in Singapore

"I have always enjoyed working at Baxter and I find here to be a great place to work! Management truly cares for you, and invests time and resources to support your career goals and aspirations. My current role provides me the opportunity to work with culturally diverse teams, bringing different talents together, learning from one another and working toward a common goal and mission."

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