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Sr. Scientist I

Req #: JR - 081881 Location Suzhou, Jiangsu, China Additional locations Shanghai Job Category: Research and Development Date Posted: 09/28/2022

Overview

This is where new knowledge is discovered. Baxter’s Research and Development teams work cross functionally to innovate, develop and introduce creative solutions for patients needs globally. From Scientists to Engineers, your work creates the products that save and sustain lives.

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    Well-Being Benefits

  • Paid Time Off

  • 2 Days a Year to Volunteer

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  • Collaborates
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Manages Ambiguity
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Sr. Scientist I

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

  • Focus on innovation, process improvement, and or operational excellence initiatives.
  • Conducts research or 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. 
  • Provides assistance and interpretation of project results to team members and other business unit personnel. 
  • Studies, designs and recommendations reflect impact by and to diverse disciplines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to technical feasibility analysis of complex research and design concepts.
  • Reach conclusions based on research analysis and incorporate recommendations into larger projects. Apply advanced techniques to solving difficult problems.  Evaluate technical feasibility of complex design concepts within area of expertise; advise management regarding appropriate action. 
  • Generate innovative solutions to complex problems through the use of multiple disciplines and technical principles.
  • Create innovative products/ processes/methods through novel combinations of expertise within the organization. 
  • Efficiently execute programs in such a way as to reduce cycle-time while meeting all regulatory and quality requirements under general direction.
  • Independently plan, execute and manage projects/programs that both span multiple disciplines and utilize established methods, techniques or approaches. 
  • Develop new or improved techniques and procedures around specific tasks; write and implement SOP's.
  • Develop research outlines for large scientific projects.
  • Apply state-of-the-art techniques in the area of expertise to develop new or improved products. 
  • Shares research outcomes, methodology and cycle-time reduction methods with team members and other divisional personnel. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant Quality System Regulations and other regulatory requirements related to research and development (product development, design and safety) to ensure compliance in all research, data collection and reporting activities. 
  • Contribute to scientific literature and conferences.
  • In addition to having an in-depth knowledge and understanding of GxP and related regulations and guidance, is able to provide expert insights into such regulations so as to facilitate efficient product registration and/or is an active participant in the generation, review, adoption and interpretation of such regulations. 
  • May supervise and direct Research Associates.

Qualifications

  • Experiences on microbial contamination control, sterilization process development and qualification
  • Familiar with sterility test, microbial limit test, bacterial endotoxin test, container closure integrity test, biological indicator test, etc.
  • Knowledge of GMP, pharmacopeias, and domestic/international guidelines, and capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience, as well as project management tools.
  • Able to design and implement projects/studies in own area of expertise.
  • Ability to make routine and some less routine decisions independently.
  • Can effectively communicate with internal and external customers. 
  • Ability to break down technical processes and effectively delegate to junior team members. 
  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to shift gears between projects comfortably.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with 10 years experience, MS with at least 5-7 years, or PhD with 0-2 years in relevant discipline required. 
  • QSR research lab experience essential and GMP experience desirable. 
  • Research lab experience includes research in GMP/QSR environment and cross-functional teamwork.

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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Meet Reagan, Senior Research Scientist in the United States

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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."

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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