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Research Associate III

Company: Baxter
Location: Round Lake
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Join Baxter in our mission to save and sustain lives by developing high quality medical devices for hospital and home use. As Research Associate III, your responsibilities will include working cross functionally on a global scale, working on high visibility projects and innovative problem solving.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Contribute to technical feasibility analysis of complex research and design concepts.
  • Evaluate results relative to product requirements, definitions and/or program goals.
  • 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.
  • Play a lead role in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of various techniques, which accomplish business objectives such as quality and cycle-time.
  • May provide training and supervision to junior members within the discipline. Routinely provide advice and assistance to team members regarding unique problems.
  • Devise new approaches to complex problems through adaptations and modifications of standard technical principles. Incorporate new methods and technologies for improving existing or new products/processes.
  • Maintain focus on meeting both external and internal customer expectations.
  • Work with global teams across varying functions (ex. quality, regulatory, operations, manufacturing, etc.) to maintain business continuity
  • Initiate/Lead/Support Projects and Change Controls aligned with capacity expansion, SNC's or other design/process changes for on market product.
  • Contribute to efforts beyond own scope of responsibilities to ensure project milestones are met.


  • Bachelor's degree ideally in Science related field 5 years experience in either R&D, Product Development, QC, QA, or Pharma / Medical Device Manufacturing (3-5 years' experience with Masters or and 0-3 years' experience with PhD)
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant QSRs 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-depth knowledge and understanding of GxP and related regulations and guidance.
  • Experience in project management - develop budgets and activity schedules of limited scope
  • Possess relevant laboratory/technical, writing, and computer skills.
  • Ability to utilize a logical, methodical approach in independently solving problems, developing solutions, and making recommendations.
  • Trackwise experience strongly preferred
  • Experience working in/with pharma manufacturing preferred

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.

EEO is the Law

EEO is the law - Poster Supplement

Pay Transparency Policy

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the linkhere and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

Keywords: Baxter, Arlington Heights , Research Associate III, Other , Round Lake, Illinois

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