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Research Associate II (Analytical Chemistry)

Req #: JR - 052057 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category: Research and Development Date Posted: 11/18/2021

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Research Associate II (Analytical Chemistry)

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. 

Summary

We currently have an opening for a versatile Analytical Chemist who can play the role of analytical lead, direct and execute lab experiments in the Renal Care Solutions R&D chemistry lab in Round Lake, Illinois. The successful candidate will effectively:

  • Implement strategies and research projects, which are non-routine within areas of expertise to address specific technical requirements of a project.
  • Design studies and make recommendations that may incorporate related disciplines and for which the business impact is well-understood. 
  • Display a solid understanding of theories/practices utilized by other disciplines outside the primary area of expertise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Supports design and execution of the analytical plan for exploratory, new product development, and sustaining projects.
  • Supports analytical projects and activities with minor supervision.
  • Conducts analytical problem-solving efforts to meet business needs.
  • Collaborates with other functions such as project management, regulatory, formulation, manufacturing and quality control in project teams.
  • Supports studies, performs assessments, develops and validates analytical methods, authors protocols and reports, and may act as a study director.
  • Transfers analytical methods to manufacturing plants, CRO and other R&D centers.
  • Contributes to technical feasibility analysis of complex research and design concepts.
  • Maintains knowledge of relevant QSR and other regulatory requirements related to R&D (product development, design and safety) to ensure compliance in all research, data collection and reporting activities.
  • In addition to having an in-depth knowledge and understanding of cGxP and related regulations and guidance, provides expert advice and/or is an active participant in the generation, review, adoption and interpretation of such regulations.
  • Supports internal initiatives that enhance the operational excellence.

Qualifications.

  • Experience with analytical method development, validation and transfer.
  • A good understanding of ICH, USP guidelines and cGxP practice.
  • Expertise and hands-on experience with HPLC, GC, UV, Empower and other analytical instruments and software.
  • Ability to learn quickly and to solve problems in a timely manner using analytical chemistry skills.
  • Possess strong writing and computer skills.
  • Ability to organize, assess and communicate complex information that engages the audience.
  • Ability to make decisions when provided with limited information and to make routine decisions independently.
  • Ability to design experiments and draw meaningful conclusions from lab data in addition to critically review peers’ work.
  • Quality oriented.
  • Ability to provide and accept critical feedback from others in a constructive manner.
  • Ability to adapt to changes and to work in a team environment.

Education and/or Experience.

Bachelor degree in relevant scientific discipline with 2-4 years’ experience or Master degree in relevant scientific discipline.

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"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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