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Research Scientist II

Every day, Baxter touches the lives of millions of patients and providers worldwide who rely on our essential hospital and renal products and services. You'll find Baxter's products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. Baxter's employees are building upon the company's rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care. Our commitment to our mission means we are there when patients and healthcare professionals need us, during the critical moments that matter most.
The Extractables and Leachables team, part of Analytical Chemistry and Investigations (ACI), apply analytical and subject matter expertise to sustain life saving products on the market and ensure progression of a diverse product portfolio within Research and Development. We now have a vacancy for an analytical scientist with proven expertise in chromatographic and mass spectroscopic techniques, applied within a highly regulated environment. The successful candidate will be recognized for their in-depth understanding of E&L, taking on the role of a regional point of contact for the E&L team. In this role, the successful candidate will have responsibility for the oversight of all regional project related activity, managing key stakeholders and customers and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of subject matter experts to develop and execute experimental studies that characterize materials. The data generated plays a pivotal role in demonstrating the safety of materials in the application in which they are used. The scientist in this role will maintain a focus on innovation, process improvement, and operational initiatives.
Regional point of contact for the Extractable & Leachable team
Oversight and management of a diverse range of projects of high complexity
Leads internal initiatives that enhance the operational excellence of the Extractable and Leachable team
Contributes to initiatives that influence the regulatory and external environment
Collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of subject matter experts to develop Extractable & Leachable strategies that align to regulatory requirements for medical devices and pharmaceuticals
Sought out by other teams and individuals to offer technical advice; may act as coach, mentor, supervisor and technical advisor to junior members within the team
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.
Applies practical and theoretical expertise in chromatographic (GC and LC), spectroscopic and mass spectrometry techniques to develop and execute non-routine experimental protocols
Interfaces with internal partners to interpret complex analytical data; including quantitation, structural elucidation and toxicological assessment
Innovates and implements novel technical approaches to trace analysis
Complies with and has an in-depth knowledge of industry recognized quality systems cGMP and/or GLP, is able to provide expert insights into such regulations so as to facilitate efficient product registration.
Authors and reviews a variety of technical reports, protocols and regulatory dossiers
Present research results at external conferences, publish articles in journals and/or file patents
Must be able to supervise and/or direct the laboratory work for lower level research associates
In depth (5 years) understanding of Extractables and Leachables
Conversant in the regulatory requirements of extractables and leachables
Must possess strong knowledge of E&L and solid knowledge of related disciplines, plus knowledge of quality and general business systems.
Must possess strong ability to negotiate for resources and influence others internally and externally.
Must be able to challenge the status quo.
Must be able to contribute in setting strategic scientific direction for the organization and communicate the vision to his/her team members.
Can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty; can decide and act without having the total picture.
Ability to design experiments and draw meaningful conclusions from lab data.
Experience with polymer resins or material selection for the design and manufacturing of packaging systems and medical devices is a plus.
Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with at least 15 years of relevant experience, MS with at least 10 years, or PhD with at least 3-4 years of relevant experience. QSR research experience is essential and GMP experience useful.
Lab experience includes research in GMP/QSR environment, leadership of technical teams, and project management experience is desirable.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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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 email to Corporate_Staffing_Deerfield@baxter.com or call 877-229-4748 (877-BaxHR4U) and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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