Senior Scientist

at Bausch Health in Rogers, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Senior Scientist (6940)

Career Opportunities: Senior Scientist (6940)

Requisition ID 6940 – Posted – B&L SurgicalR&DUS – Rochester, NY (GEHC) – City (392)

Bausch+Lomb Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company that develops, manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. Each day, Bausch+Lomb products are used by over 150 million people around the world.

Our approximately 21,000 employees are united around our mission of improving people’s lives with our health care products, and we manufacture and market health care products directly or indirectly in approximately 100 countries.


Senior Scientist, Surgical R&D


Senior Scientist




Bausch + Lomb Surgical / R&D



Rochester, NY



This senior scientist will carry out synthesis, formulation, and process research to develop new ophthalmic surgical technologies. Reporting to a Research Fellow in Surgical R&D, this “hands on” scientist should be experienced in a chemistry laboratory and will work on new intraocular lens materials, surface coatings for medical devices, development of viscoelastic solutions, and other new technologies for the future of Bausch + Lomb’s Surgical Business.



+ 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




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.


Internal Customers/Business Partners:

+ Polymer and Materials group

+ Analytical Sciences

+ Engineering Group

+ Biocompatibility and micro

+ Quality

External Customers/Business Partners

+ Academic and Industrial collaborators



+ 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


+ 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


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

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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Bausch Health is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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Job Posting: JC198412282

Posted On: Nov 25, 2021

Updated On: Jan 02, 2022