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Research Associate II (Stability Lab Analyst)

Req #: JR - 039920 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category: Research and Development Date Posted: 05/25/2021

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Research Associate II (Stability Lab Analyst)

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 Renal Care Solutions - Analytical Chemistry and Stability team supports Renal Care and Acute Therapy R&D projects. The successful candidate would apply sound analytical chemistry and technical knowledge to a variety of projects across the Renal Care and Acute Therapy portfolios and be responsible for stability/analytical testing, validation/verification, and/or transfer of test methods.  This work will primarily support stability testing but may also support new product development and sustaining product initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct basic and advanced routine/non-routine critical chemical and physical analyses on finished product stability samples.  May also support testing of raw materials, initial, in-process, and final product samples from manufacturing facilities or department projects.  Work under minimal supervision.
  • Collaborate with other functions/departments to solve problems, increase efficiency, improve quality and provide product support.
  • Complete all testing, including special project / protocol testing in a timely and appropriate manner to meet project schedules.
  • Investigate deviations and participate in investigations within a highly regulated environment.
  • 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 or conduct analytical instrument computerized systems qualifications. 
  • Maintain data integrity. Understand and fully comply with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, cGxP, and QSR regulations.
  • Maintain laboratory safety requirements, perform equipment maintenance/calibration, and troubleshoot basic instrument problems.
  • Support establishment and implementation of in-house analytical and stability testing capabilities including initial laboratory set up.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific discipline (e.g. chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences) with analytical chemistry laboratory coursework and at least 2-5 years of experience or advanced degree in Chemistry or Biological Sciences
  • Analytical chemistry instrumentation experience (e.g. HPLC, UPLC, UHPLC, GC, pH, KF, TOC, AA, GFAA, titration, etc.)
  • Pharmaceutical GMP laboratory experience is desired
  • Stability study execution and validation experience is desired
  • Interpret available information and make recommendation to resolve technical challenges
  • Proficient in advanced wet chemistry, volumetric preparation techniques and instrumental methods of analysis.

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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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