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Medical Director

Baxter International, Inc.

Deerfield, IL
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Every day, Baxter touches the lives of millions of patients and providers worldwide who rely on our essential hospital and renal products and services. You’ll find Baxter’s products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. Baxter’s employees are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care. Our commitment to our mission means we are there when patients and healthcare professionals need us, during the critical moments that matter most.

Under the guidance of the Senior Medical Director for Life Sciences and Operations (LS&O) the Medical Director for Clinical Development leads the development and conduct of clinical strategies and clinical trials for new products, product line improvements, and product line extensions. These programs will demonstrate safety and efficacy that serve to meet regulatory requirements and commercial claims.

The Medical Director will be responsible for providing clinical leadership and strategic input the following therapeutic areas: Renal Medicine, Bio-surgery, Fluid Systems, Nutrition and Generic Injectables. He/She will demonstrate clinical knowledge for the entirety of a product line and will participate in product development teams and meet with internal and external experts in creating clinical strategies and related protocols. He/she will also be engaged in a number of due diligence activities focused on Baxter's core businesses.

Some of the essential duties for the position will thus include:

  • Formulating clinical development plans that encompasses medical affairs, regulatory, HEOR and commercial inputs

  • Designing study concepts, synopsis and clinical protocols

  • Identifying and assisting in recruiting qualified investigators and institutions

  • Assist in providing medical and scientific direction on clinical matters affecting the preparation and submission of timely and sound information to the regulatory authorities

  • Monitoring studies to ensure compliance with protocol and integrity of data, analyzing results and reviewing medical section of regulatory submissions



  • MD or DO and a minimum of 5 years of experience at a healthcare, pharmaceutical or clinical contract research organization

  • Nephrologist with a background in renal acute/chronic.

  • Recent or ongoing work in industry clinical position and experience in clinical development of new products, drugs and/or devices is required.

  • Basic knowledge of HEOR related activities is desirable as well.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Federal Guidelines, Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), electronic CTD required and applicable country/region requirements (e.g. Federal Guidelines outlined in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations).

  • Ability to expand knowledge and adapt to an increasingly complex environment.

  • Attention to detail and excellent verbal/written communication skills.

  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills required.

  • Knowledge of Baxter products, including device and competitive products is helpful.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal employment opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified candidates without regard to race, color, region, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristics.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If because of a medical condition or disability, you will need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an email to Corporate Staffing or call 877-229-4748 (877-BAXHR4U) and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.