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Research Scientist – Cleaning Validation - Sterilization Assurance R&D

Req #: JR - 037106 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category: Research and Development Date Posted: 06/15/2021

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Research Scientist – Cleaning Validation - Sterilization Assurance R&D

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. 

Research Scientist – Cleaning Validation - Sterilization Assurance R&D

Baxter International

Round Lake, IL

About Baxter’s Global Renal Business Unit

Baxter is focused on providing chronic renal patients the best possible life by elevating the standards of care across all therapeutic options, whether that be in-center or home care. Baxter is committed to addressing the individual needs of patients by supporting greater access to innovative renal care products, therapies, services and support globally.

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Key: solid background in Biochemistry/Chemistry and/or Microbiology (see Education/Experience below)

Critical Responsibilities

  • Develop cleaning related recommendations, plans, testing and report around the cleaning of Baxter systems

  • Provide Sterility Assurance support for Renal R&D projects/technical trouble shooting in the areas of cleaning and microbial control

  • Conducts research/designs strategies to achieve the technical vision for a new or improved product/process/method or to prove a new theory, applying a solid understanding of theories/practices including those from other disciplines outside the primary area of expertise. Reach conclusions based on research analysis/incorporate recommendations into larger projects.

  • Design/perform testing in support of medical device and pharmaceutical projects within negotiated deadlines

  • Lead role in the writing, executing, evaluating and reviewing of sterilization and microbiological protocols/reports. Provide guidance/interpretation of local, regional and global regulations and evaluate/strengthen the current requirements in the Global Quality Policies (GQPs)

  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant Quality System Regulations and other regulatory requirements related to R&D (product development, design and safety) to ensure compliance in all research, data collection and reporting activities

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and ongoing technical competence/engagement in the field of Cleaning Validation

  • Knowledge in the fields of Cleaning Science with the ability to apply these concepts to define problems, collect data, establish facts, take care of concrete and abstract variables and draw valid conclusions.

  • Demonstrated results managing multiple tasks/priorities and establishing short and long-term planning horizons

  • Demonstrated results working in a team to meet goals/objectives, while successfully balancing independent decisions.

  • Excellent communications and inter-personal skills, successfully interacting with internal and external stakeholders at all organizational levels. Ability to interact with internal and external contacts at all levels

  • Flexibility to comfortably/confidently shift gears between project

  • Knowledge in the area of pyrogens including endotoxins is preferred

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline (see below) with 7+years’ relevant experience, OR MS with 5+ years’ experience, OR PhD with 2+ years’ experience

  • Biochemistry, Chemistry and/or Microbiology

  • QSR research lab experience essential

  • GMP experience desirable.

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Meet Reagan, Senior Research Scientist in the United States

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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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