Senior Scientist
Bausch & Lomb
PA
hace 1 día

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and synthesis of novel monomers and macromers for intraocular lens formulations.
  • Utilize knowledge of polymers and structure property relationships to develop next generation materials and coatings for IOLs, injectors, and ophthalmic solutions.
  • Be a hands-on experimentalist capable of executing projects with minimal oversight including prototyping, process development, and analytical characterization of devices and coatings.
  • Capable of performing chemical reactions as well as knowledge of a variety of polymerization methods. Experience with monomer formulations and the ability to run DOE’s is a plus.
  • This candidate is very detail oriented and maintains a clean and safe work environment in the laboratory
  • Work with cross functional teams in mechanical engineering, optical design, process engineering, and other departments to move projects into product development
  • Creative problem solver who generates new technology concepts and participates in intellectual property filings
  • Keep records of experiments, document key results in high quality technical reports
  • Keep up with relevant literature to stay at the forefront of surgical technology. Participate in scientific meetings and workshops and identify any potential external collaborations
  • SUPERVISE DIRECT REPORTS

    SCOPE OF POSITION

    This hands on laboratory position will work on all aspects of research and development for the next generation of products for Bausch + Lomb’s Surgical Division.

    KEY RELATIONSHIPS

    Internal Customers / Business Partners :

  • Polymer and Materials group
  • Analytical Sciences
  • Engineering Group
  • Biocompatibility and micro
  • Quality
  • External Customers / Business Partners

  • Academic and Industrial collaborators
  • TRAINING

  • Strong background in synthetic and polymer chemistry and analytical characterization of both small molecules and macromolecules (Gas and Liquid chromatography, SEC, NMR, FT-IR, UV-Vis, Viscosity testing)
  • Experienced with a variety of polymerization reactions, including free radical and controlled free radical polymerizations, epoxy and urethane systems, and condensation polymerization.
  • Experience with the formulation of monomer mixtures to modify materials properties. Application of Design of Experiments (DOE) is a plus.
  • Experience with the mechanical analysis of polymeric systems, including viscoelastic characterization and surface lubricity properties (Instron testing, DMA, tribology) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of both the thermal and optical properties of polymeric systems (DSC, TGA, RI modification). Knowledge of optical coatings is a plus.
  • Keeps detailed records of experiments, document key results in high quality technical reports
  • EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Polymer Science, Materials Science, Chemistry or a related field with 3-5 years of experience polymer materials development
  • Strong preference for 3+ years in a medical device industry
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