Chemistry Research Scientist

Date: Jul 13, 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. 


This position will coordinate, perform, document, and/or review chemical and physical tests on raw materials, finished products, and components according to established procedures. In addition, will be responsible for leading and/or assisting in Quality Control equipment qualifications; new method development, transfer and validation; and continuous improvement activities. 



  • Coordinate and conduct complex 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.
  • Assist in strategy and planning for the Analytical/Quality Control group in support of site objectives.
  • Assist in leading the day-to-day activities of the Quality Control group to ensure that customer service goals and strategic objectives are successfully executed in a timely manner.
  • Assist in efforts to develop, transfer, document, and validate complex analytical testing methodologies for the evaluation and characterization of chemicals and polymeric materials in accordance with internal procedures and external regulations. Write and review validation protocols and reports.
  • Perform and/or lead nonconformance and laboratory investigations for out of tolerance/out of specification data generated in the Quality Control laboratory
  • Use independent judgment to write and execute method development and validation protocols/reports. 
  • Perform higher level lab functions including instrument calibration, troubleshooting and maintenance, and writing SOPs and OOS investigations.



  • BS in Chemistry, or related field, with a minimum of 3 years chemical laboratory / analytical experience preferably in an FDA regulated industry.
  • Experience with 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.
  • Thorough understanding of GMP/ ISO requirements pertaining to laboratory operations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication along with organizational skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Method development/validation experience.


We offer competitive salary & excellent benefits including: 

  • Medical, Dental, Eye Health, Disability and Life Insurance begins on your hire date 

  • 401K Plan with company match and ongoing company contribution 

  • Paid time off – vacation (3 weeks - prorated upon hire), floating holidays and sick time 

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with company match 

  • Employee Incentive Bonus 

  • Tuition Reimbursement (select degrees) 

  • Ongoing performance feedback and annual compensation review 

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 $60,000 - $98,000.

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