Principal Research Optometrist

Date: Jul 11, 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. 



Job Purpose/Objective

To design and conduct clinical studies supporting research and development projects involving contact lens, lens care, and eye care products.


Key Activities/Responsibilities

Design and execute clinical studies. Analyze and interpret clinical study data, communicate results to cross-functional R&D teams, and write technical reports. Interface with R&D technical teams on project needs, interpret voice of customer data and the end product requirements.


Specific Job Duties

  • Design and conduct clinical studies in support of developmental of core research projects, process validations, cost improvement efforts, and marketing assistance/competitive analyses.
  • Conduct studies in accordance with Good Clinical Practice guidelines and ethical standards. Keep subject safety at the highest priority.
  • Develop and write documents required for clinical studies, including protocols and reports.
  • Conduct statistical analysis of study data and interpret results.
  • Assist in preparing regulatory documents and IRB application materials.
  • Represent clinical on cross-functional R&D project teams; provide directional feedback.
  • Support global operations regarding technical inquiries.
  • Keep current on existing technologies, competitive products, new techniques, Bausch + Lomb Standard Operating Procedures and Good Clinical Practice.
  • Business Impact: Expectations of significant contributions to the introduction of several new products, processes, or applications resulting in significant cumulative increased sales, savings or value.



• Education: Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree required.

• Active Optometry license in New York State or ability to become licensed.

• Experience: 0-2 years' of clinical research experience.

• Special Skills: Clinical study design, clinical research and statistical analysis, excellent verbal and writing skills.

• Specialized Training: Contact lens residency preferred, or post-graduate degree (MS/PhD) preferred.



This position may be available in the following location(s): US - Rochester, NY (GEHC)

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 $112,500 to $172,500.


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