Research Associate III
Round Lake , Illinois
July 30, 2016
Job Description :
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.

• Develops design strategies or research projects, which are non-routine within areas of expertise (bacterial endotoxin, LAL testing, sterilization, bioburden, Integrity) to address specific technical requirements of a project.
• Studies, designs and recommendations reflect impact by and to related disciplines.
• Displays a solid understanding of theories/practices utilized by other disciplines outside the primary area of expertise.
• 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.
• 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.
• Independently plan and execute a series of design and/or technical tasks that may not be well-defined, have multiple variables, and require advanced techniques within negotiated deadlines
• Responsible for providing Product Development Support related to Bacterial endotoxin testing (BET), including establishment of endotoxin limits, appropriate sample preparation methods, preparation of technical justification reports, and performing LAL validation testing.
• Perform LAL and peptidoglycan testing to support plant investigations, trouble-shooting, and/or routine testing.

Qualifications :
1) The position requires relevant laboratory skills, writing skills, and computer skills plus teamwork/interpersonal skills.
2) Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with at least 5-7 years or MS with at least 3-5 years relevant experience, or equivalent.
3) Research lab experience may include research in GMP/QSR environment, cross-functional teamwork, and independent experimentation in method development and validation.

Equal Employment Opportunity
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