Scientist II

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. 


Position Objectives

*Design, synthesize, analyze and formulate commercially viable and patentable new materials suitable for contact lens, packaging solution and lens care formulations to meet desired product requirements including claim for unmet medical needs in vision care area.

*Perform formulation and process research and development to create consistent and repeatable contact lens materials and packaging solutions.

*Synthesize new materials to meet product requirements.

*Supporting contributor on product development & process development teams, executing experimental plans, data gathering and analysis of results.

*Collaborate on recommendations based on trends, correlations, response variables, DOE’s etc. to better understand process interdependencies.

*External vendor interaction ensuring material synthesis, manufacturing method and analysis of chemistries used for contact lens and packaging solution materials meet product requirements.

*Interact and support raw material supplier synthesis scale up and optimization issues, provide problem solving support when required.

*Skilled in writing technical reports and presentation of data analysis to scientific and non-technical colleagues.



*Participate in the design and analysis of chemistries used for contact lens materials and lens care solutions.

*Conceives ideas, tests and develop solutions to problem solve chemistry, process and analytical issues.

*Present results in both written and oral formats.

*Literature and patent reviews.

*Assists with patent portfolio strategy development.

*Conversant with statistical experimental designs.



Degree in Scientific Discipline. PhD in Chemistry/Polymer Chemistry/ Material Science.

Special Skills:  Computer Literacy with skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Project and PowerPoint. Strong Communication, Organization, Report Writing, and Presentation skills a must.  Must be able to develop working relationships with various internal core competencies, manage outside suppliers, influence others outside of their immediate control and lead team members.


Entry Level - 5 years in chemistry laboratory setting and/or process development

*Understanding of primary function, concepts & philosophies.

*Breadth of Expertise: General assignments, project management within function, individual contributor.

*Problem Solving: Conceives technology solutions and applies to solve problems of medium complexity with independence.

*Customer focus: Customer/vendor contact primarily to problem solve.


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


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 pay for this role is $73,000 to $110,000.


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.

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