Research Scientist I

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.
This Research Scientist role will comprise the design and execution of laboratory studies along with development and execution of strategic initiatives in the areas of microscopy, imaging, and surface/particle science for Baxter's existing product portfolio and new product development. The Research Scientist in this position will leverage existing laboratory capabilities (for example FTIR, Raman, SEM, EDXS, micro CT, various light microscopies and particle characterization techniques, etc.) and develop new techniques and bring in new methods to support these objectives. Additional activities will include partnering with internal and external stakeholders, communicating with technical and non-technical teams and providing technical consultation in areas of subject matter expertise.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Independently plan and execute experimental designs, lead other team members to complete complex study objectives with limited guidance.
Communicate experimental plans with alignment to strategic objectives, follow up with execution and summary to management and internal partners. Direct cross-functional studies where appropriate.
Represent subject matter expertise specifically in the areas of advanced microscopy, imaging, spectroscopy, and surface/particle characterization internally and externally as needed.
Implement new or improved techniques and procedures. Develop research outlines for large scientific projects. Apply laboratory skills in the area of expertise to develop new or improved products.
Maintain knowledge of relevant Quality System Regulations and safety requirements while building knowledge of other regulatory requirements related to R&D (product development, design and safety) to ensure compliance in all research, data collection and reporting activities.
Bachelor of Science degree with 10 years, Master's degree with 5-7 years, or Ph.D. with 0-2 years of GxP laboratory experience. Degree in physical science required.
Writing and computer skills relevant to recording original data as well as creating protocols, reports, and presentations to communicate with partners and team members. The ability to energetically attack a problem and synthesize the results into a clear and logical summary in a timely manner is critical.
Subject matter expertise in areas associated with microscopy and particle science. Ability to learn and master new techniques and develop new methods where appropriate. Understand why a technique is required not just how to do the technique.
Communication skills to build relationships across functional and geographical boundaries and present technical concepts to technical and non-technical teams.
Comfort with risk and ambiguity, ability to negotiate critical timelines for analysis in emergency situations.
Personal responsibility and ownership of analysis and results.
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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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 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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