Baxter Research Associate II - Analysis in Belgium, Belgium

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The Job*

As Research Associate II in Analysis you will be responsible for: * Participate to a variety of projects by conducting routine testing, designing experiments, developing/evaluating/validating and/or transferring analytical methods with minor or no assistance * Contribute to Baxter portfolio extension as analytical lead of well-defined project with minor or no assistance. * Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Specific Techniques (eg: UV spectrometry and Titration) More specifically, you will:

  • Perform laboratory testing in a qualified environment following procedures (equipment and analytical procedures) and local or global processes, with respect to timeline and planning assigned to the team.
  • Report to supervision any issue within area of work (out of trend, out of specification results, equipment issue or conflict in activities), propose solutions and participate in investigations whenever needed.
  • Review critically LNB and data (TA1) to ensure compliance with analytical methods, global and local procedures (GDP, quality system, etc)
  • Work with software in place (SIMS, LIMS, Equipments’ software, development and statistical tools (e-noval, MVM, fusion, minitab))
  • As study director of request, ensure the purpose of the document is clearly understood, challenge the content (sample number, test to perform), ensure follow-up and discuss results.
  • Conduct request or compendia queries and proposed improvements to troubleshooting. Collect data and prepare relevant documentation.
  • Ensure appropriate archiving of all documents associated to laboratory activities.
  • Adhere, understand and apply EHS rules in place.
  • Mentor RAI in their laboratory’s activities.
  • Propose process improvement You may also act as method developer and/or analytical lead

AS method developer, * Collect information required for the analytical target profile from project manager, supervision, product owner. * Propose new techniques and develop analytical method with minor or without assistance of study director/mentor. * Collect data from development and take decisions based on the obtained results, prepare support and present development status in technical review meeting under supervision * Advise supervision when facing issue and propose options to meet timelines or provide new timelines in case of troubleshooting * Design “simple to complex” study design and write protocols, reports and procedures with minimal assistance from study director/mentor (RAIII, supervision) or as study director * Participate to evaluation, validation or transfer of analytical method according to study protocol. Ensure all reagents, raw materials and equipment are available to run testing design, perform experiments, document activities in an appropriate way and advise supervisor in case of deviation or failed acceptance criteria. * Process development/validation/transfer results and review it in a critical way, ensure deviations are documented correctly * Conduct the investigation on failed acceptance criteria with minimal assistance. Analyze data, propose hypothesis and document investigation accordingly * Review reports to ensure data accuracy and completeness * Write validation and method summaries dedicated to submission files with assistance of mentor (RAIII, supervision) * Collect data to answer to authorities questions on analytical methods with assistance of mentor (RAIII, supervision) * Support receiving site in the scope of method transfer by sharing experience from development and technical knowledge on the method

As analytical lead (with limited or no assistance), * Collect information related to product, specification, validations, timelines, release and stability sites. Analyze documents and identify gaps/risks in term of analytics (vs guideline, internal specifications,…) to build the Analytical Business Strategy for well-defined and small to medium size projects. * Identify requirement in terms of equipment and reference standards for sites impacted by the project * Support technical lead on definition of commitments and plan analytical activities for the different sites to ensure these commitments will be met (development, evaluation, validation, documents issuance, waiver redaction,…) * Build the visual planning (Dashboard) and maintain it up to date * Organize follow-up meetings with teams impacted by the ABS * Participate actively to technical team meeting to give a status on analytical activities and ensure interactions with the different functions of the team (PMO, Mgt, RA, Sol DEV, Container,…). * Anticipate and communicate in an appropriate way possible delay on timing due to limited resources or equipment availability and propose alternatives with the support of mentor (RAIII or supervision) * When required, contact external partners and ask for analytical activities quotations * Delegate activities to other team members when required (depending of the project size) and this with approval of supervision

Who you are * BS/MS in chemistry or Bioengineering * At least 2 years of relevant experience * Possess a good technical knowledge on analytical techniques with previous experience on development, validations or investigation on analytical method. * Present a good knowledge of Baxter products and is familiar with ICH guidelines and submission process * Able to identify and solve technical issues thanks to his/her critical mind and “out of the box” thinking. * Able to work in a team environment and demonstrate an inclusion attitude. * Takes ownership and leadership for getting the job done. * Eagerness to learn and is the motor of his knowledge development by prospecting for training * Strong communication skills and can write in a clear way * Can manage conflict and influence other * Organized and precise * Flexible to changes * Scientific honesty * Good knowledge of English *What we offer


It is a challenging opportunity for you and also a chance to work in a diverse team with a great mix of people. Joining Baxter means joining a team that you can truly learn from! We encourage our employees to develop their skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing work environment, providing them with opportunities to achieve personal and professional goals that will make them valued contributors throughout their careers. If you have an interest in this great opportunity and think you can make a difference then this could well be the role for you. If you want to learn more about career opportunities go to http://www.baxter.com/careers.page

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Job: *Research

Organization: *R&D and Innovation

Title: Research Associate II - Analysis

Location: Belgium-Belgium-Braine-l%27Alleud

Requisition ID: 170004F9