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Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Round Lake, IL, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Round Lake, Illinois, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


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 III - Extractables and Leachables at Baxter, your work contributes directly to making a significant impact on others. We collaborate cross-functionally and lead by influence. Whether guiding a team through a project or leading teams directly, 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 significant difference in others' lives. We are motivated by the power of collaboration and are natural leaders who are skilled at influencing others.

When you join Baxter as a Research Associate III - Extractables and Leachables, 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 Solutions Extractables and 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 perform chemical analysis (gas chromatography mass spectrometry) as part of the chemical characterization (E&L) of pharmaceutical packaging, medical devices, and delivery systems to meet the regulatory requirements across Baxter’s Renal Care division.

What you'll be doing

  • Directly own the chemical characterization of E&L in Renal products by performing laboratory testing activities and associated data interpretation
  • Input, author, and/or contribute to experimental protocols and reports with a high level of expertise
  • Responsible for chemical analysis applying GC/MS as well as other applicable techniques including GC/FID and HS-GC/MS
  • Perform method qualification / time of use validation for E&L methods
  • Evaluate analytical results, identify trends/exceptions/interpretation of results relative to product requirements, definitions, and/or project goals
  • Proficient in interpreting sophisticated analytical data and presenting in a form that is suitable for a wide-ranging audience
  • Document analytical work per good documentation requirements (e.g., ALCOA)
  • Routinely share results and findings and provide assistance to team members regarding project work
  • Demonstrate understanding of and adherence to governmental and international industry requirements, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable E&L standards and guidelines (e.g., ISO 10993 part 18, USP <1664>)
  • Able to communicate clearly with manager, peers, cross-functional teammates, and non-technical audiences by openly sharing project status and hurdles while seeking input from other team members


What you'll bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field (such as Analytical or Organic chemistry) with 5-7+ years, MS with least 3-5+ years, or PhD with 0-3+ years of experience in relevant subject area
  • Experience in E&L testing, study design, Environmental Chemistry testing, and/or trace organic analysis testing required
  • Expertise in gas chromatography required; knowledge of GC/MS instrument operation and associated data interpretation required
  • Knowledge and application of analytical chemistry with relevant laboratory skills. Wet chemical techniques and instrumental analysis preferred.
  • Experience working in a regulated pharmaceutical environment required. (e.g., cGXP)
  • A good understanding of ICH, USP guidelines, and cGxP practice.
  • Proven knowledge of with MassHunter, UNIFI, Empower, and other analytical instruments software systems
  • Ability to learn quickly and to tackle problems in a timely manner using analytical chemistry skills
  • Ability to design experiments and draw substantial conclusions from lab data
  • Experience in working in global cross-functional teams and project management is a plus
  • Quality oriented

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 $68,000 to $156,000 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.
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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.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 68244783
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Round Lake, Illinois, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Position Title: JR - 092996 Research Associate III - Extractables and Leachables (Mass Spectrometry Focus)
  • Industry: GC-MS,LC-MS,Material Science,Polymers
  • Job Function: Res. & Dev. Scientist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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