Chemist I

Date: May 29, 2024

Location: US-NY-Rochester, New York, US

Company: Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world—from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better. 

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing, and commercial footprint of approximately 13,000 employees and a presence in approximately 100 countries, extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future. 


Position summary:
The Chemist I position is responsible to perform, document, and/or review chemical and physical tests on raw materials, finished products, and components according to established procedures. This person may participate in Quality Control equipment qualifications; new method development, transfer and validation; and continuous improvement activities. 


Key responsibilities:
•  Conduct chemical and physical tests on raw materials, finished products, and components according to established procedures in support of products/processes and continual improvement efforts.
•  Perform hands on testing with HPLC (Waters/Empower), GC, titrations, and other common chemical laboratory techniques. 
•  Perform laboratory analyses with a high degree of attention to detail and cGMP practices to achieve a high percentage of right-first-time results in accordance with data integrity requirements.
•  Perform nonconformance and laboratory investigations for out of tolerance/out of specification data generated in the Quality Control laboratory.
•  The collaborative nature of this position requires that the individual work as part of a team, communicate openly with others and accept responsibility for timely execution of experiments intended to provide chemical understanding for new product development, process improvements, manufacturing issues, customer complaints, or quality failures.
•  Document and review procedures and test results.  Prepare reports, as appropriate.  Communicate results to team.
•  Assist with general laboratory housekeeping including cleaning, maintenance, and calibration of analytical laboratory instruments.
•  Maintains on the job knowledge and skills by participating in applicable training.
•  Reviews other team members test data.
•  Maintains a safe and complaint work environment by following standards, procedures, and company regulations.


Qualifications and experience:
•  BS in Chemistry, or related field, with 1 – 3 years chemical laboratory / analytical experience preferably in an FDA regulated industry.
•  Analysis of raw materials/finished products/final dosage forms.
•  Experience with analytical instruments such as HPLC, GC, FTIR, UV/VIS spectroscopy and other wet chemistry techniques, titrations, and dissolution.
•  Excellent oral and written communication along with organizational skills are required.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


As required by New York State's pay transparency bill, Bausch + Lomb provides a good faith minimum and maximum salary range of compensation for roles that can or will be performed, in New York State.  Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location.  For New York State, the range of starting annual base pay for this role is $49,000 - $74,000.

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Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.