About Baxter Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-centre dialysis;
sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services.
The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries.
Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.
Job Description / Summary Recognized as a technical expert in polymer and / or organic chemistry. Lead a cross-functional team of scientists and engineers to develop new or improved therapeutic drug compatible materials that enable the development of new drug delivery systems, medical devices or container systems.
The Sr. Principal Materials Engineer will also employ fundamental materials and engineering principles to resolve difficult problems during the development process from concepts to design freeze.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Without appreciable direction, responsible for directing and coordinating all activities necessary to complete a major materials engineering project or several small projects.
Provide technical supervision to lower level materials engineers and other technical personnel, and may be responsible for the administrative duties of a small work group, although engineering work performed is more important than the supervision aspect.
Generate and leverage existing and new intellectual property for new therapy and / or clinical use.
Communicates key information and recommendations to influence technical decisions and strategy.
Define new and existing materials engineering design requirements and develop specifications in accordance with manufacturing, marketing, and customer expectations and requirements.
Identify and analyze design problems to achieve optimal solutions that satisfy cost and technical requirements using both internal and external technical resources.
Formulate new, innovative approaches to solve technical problems on a consistent basis.
Create and communicate project plans, tasks and deliverables and manage time to meet project deadlines. This includes reporting pertinent information at key milestones though clear, concise oral and written communications
Champions process improvements that impact the business
Engage in personal and continuing program of learning in order to broaden knowledge in materials engineering and to gain knowledge in new fields of general engineering in order to improve the individual effectiveness and to avoid technical obsolescence.
6-11 years with M.S degree, or 3-8 years with PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, or equivalent.
Demonstrated success in delivering results on several technical challenges.
Possess expertise in two or more of the following technical areas : Polymer& drug compatibility, Polymer chemistry, polymer physics, polymer rheology, polymer adhesion, polymer / rubber formulation, polymer coating, polymer processing, or polymer characterization.
Extensive experience utilizing material characterization tools (i.e. DSC, microscope, rheology, HPLC, GCMS, etc.) to solve materials engineering problems with minimal assistance.
Proven ability to solve design, engineering problems with minimal assistance.
Completely proficient in materials implications for medical device design and development processes.
Demonstrated ability to decompose complex problems into task lists
Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership for materials engineering projects with substantial complexity and scope.
Demonstrated ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on technical inputs from multiple and varied functions (i.
e manufacturing, Quality, regulatory, etc.)
Proven communication skills and ability to perform within a cross-functional team environment.
Proven track record of new product ideas, patents, and publications.
Proven track record demonstrated success in delivering results on multiple technical challenges.
Ability to drive change initiatives.
A Career That Matters Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies andtechnologies.
We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.
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, disability / handicap status or any otherlegally protected characteristic.
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