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Research Associate I

Company: Baxter
Location: Round Lake
Posted on: March 16, 2023

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. Your Role at Baxter This is where your work saves lives The research we do and the products we develop improve outcomes for patients around the world. As a Research Associate I at Baxter, your work contributes directly to making a significant impact on others. Its challenging work-and you're not on your own. Our teams collaborate cross-functionally and lead by influence. Whether guiding a team through a project or managing direct reports, our research and development team is responsible for influencing others to achieve results. Our colleagues within our R&D organization desire to work on products that make a meaningful difference in others' lives. We are motivated by the power of teamwork and are natural leaders who are skilled at influencing others. When you join Baxter as a Research Associate I, you'll use your analytical approach to identify risks and opportunities for innovation quickly. Agile and willing to take action, you stay calm under pressure! Your Team The Renal Extractables & Leachables (E&L) team applies analytical expertise to sustain life saving products on the market and ensure progression of the diverse product portfolio of Baxter's Renal Care business. This position will provide analytical and technical support for E&L and Impurities compliance projects. Specifically, this candidate will assist Baxter subject matter experts by performing routine laboratory activities (e.g., solution preparation, instrumental analysis, laboratory upkeep) with the opportunity for continued growth into new responsibilities as the candidate expands their knowledge and skills. What you'll be doing Perform experiments to assist in method development and method validation, specifically for impurity and E&L analyses within specified timelines. Perform chemical analyses in support of E&L screening studies, unknown compound identification, and impurities evaluations to align with regulatory or internal requirements for Renal products. Generate scientific experimental data following written procedures including protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs). Perform labware cleaning, sample preparation, reagent, and standard preparations supporting various laboratory activities. Responsible for general laboratory upkeep and maintenance of laboratory activities. Participate in troubleshooting of analytical methods, laboratory investigations, etc. Learn technical theories and principles from Baxter SME's and apply to projects performed within the group. Learn various analytical techniques to contribute to the changing needs of impurity and E&L studies. Provide support as needed in calibration and maintenance of equipment in the laboratory. Document laboratory work performed per Baxter's GDP and general good laboratory practices (GLP). Work according to appropriate quality standards and quality principle (e.g., Data Integrity, ALCOA). Follow Baxter's Quality Manual, SOPs, and Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) guidelines in day-to-day activities, to ensure proactive compliance and continuous improvement. What you'll bring Bachelor's degree in chemistry (analytical/organic chemistry preferred) or other relevant subject areas with 2+years of related experience. Operation of analytical tools/ instruments (weighing balances, pH meters etc.) and wet chemistry sample preparation techniques. Background in analytical chemistry and laboratory practices from education and/or previous employment experience is desired. Should have an analytical problem-solving approach, high learning agility, and an innovative experimental attitude along with good presentation skills. Demonstrates an inclusive demeanor and an ability to collaborate with team members and cross-functional team members for project timelines. Ability to objectively assess, prioritize, and clearly communicate information. Ability to plan and complete the assigned work to meet project deliverables in a timely manner. Provide and accept critical feedback from others in a constructive manner. We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all our employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. To that end, this position has a base salary range of $52,800 to $132,000 plus an annual incentive bonus. The above range represents the expected base salary range for this position. The actual salary may vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills/experience, time in the role, business line, and geographic/office location. The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law. 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 link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information. Recruitment Fraud Notice Baxter has discovered incidents of employment scams, where fraudulent parties pose as Baxter employees, recruiters, or other agents, and engage with online job seekers in an attempt to steal personal and/or financial information. To learn how you can protect yourself, review our Recruitment Fraud Notice. 092723

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

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