Scientist II

Date: Feb 12, 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. 




Represent R&D Microbiology as a lead scientist in microbiology testing including disinfection efficacy, preservative efficacy, bioburden, and neutralizer efficacy validation test procedures. The Scientist II will perform microbiological testing according to established procedures and provide support for the development of novel test protocols to support product development projects and expand internal testing capabilities. In particular, the Scientist II will focus on hydrogen peroxide disinfection efficacy testing to support maintenance of business needs for commerciallyavailable peroxide product.




  1. Implement novel microbiology testing protocols to support new product development programs, research activities, stability programs and regulatory submissions as directed and supported by department management.
  2. Develop and validate novel testing techniques to increase R&D internal capabilities for the microbiological testing of contact lens care products in development or currently commercialized by Bausch+ Lomb, as needed.
  3. Participate as lead scientist for project teams and any required microbiology testing for product development and/ or maintenance of business, as needed.
  4. Provide updates to project team members with proven data generated to support new product development or quality change requests.
  5. Troubleshoot and identify any unexpected results and participate as a subject matter expert in root cause investigations related to microbiology testing.
  6. Review and approve study documentation for department colleagues, checking for accuracy, compliance, and completeness.
  7. Train junior scientists in multiple areas to establish best practices in R&D Microbiology.




Associate degree (AS) with a minimum of 15 years relevant experience, Bachelor degree (BS) with a minimum of 10 years relevant experience, Master degree (MS) with a minimum 5 years relevant experience.



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 annual range of base salary for this role is $70,000 to $100,000.


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