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Senior Scientist R&D

Company: The Cooper Companies
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia and childhood myopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit

Job Summary:

The primary focus of this role is to carry out research, design, development, synthesis, fabrication, and testing of novel materials and/or processes for contact lens products, and generate and develop new innovations, including improvements to existing contact lens materials and processes. The role will involve taking responsibility for designing, planning and the completion of experiments to ensure that the data generated is appropriately analyzed and reported. The job holder will also be expected to support the Chemistry team with activities such as equipment qualifications and dealing with hazardous waste (as per regulatory requirements and current policies and procedures) in their assigned work area.

For this specific role in Formulations, the Senior Scientist will be developing new material/device forms with controlled release functionalities at the laboratory scale, performing standard release experiments, stability experiments, and physical and chemical characterization of candidate formulations.

Essential Functions & Accountabilities:

* Works effectively in a team environment with the ability to interface effectively with cross-functional teams. * May be involved in the hiring of staff and performance management. * Ability to work on, and drive forward, multiple assignments simultaneously. * Works with minimal guidance to design, develop and implement effective experimental strategies, analyses data, and leads a project team to execute experiments, while monitoring project requirements such as milestones and timelines. * Effectively communicates, both orally and written, with internal personnel and external partners. * Analyzes data using statistical techniques, writes technical reports and create presentations. Uses analyzed data to develop experimental strategy and to determine next steps. * Keeps others informed on project progress and issues. Recommends appropriate course of action to resolve problems. * Recognized contribution with published patents, scientific publications, and product launch. * Contributes to, and leads, continuous improvement in own work area. * Ensure that Health and Safety requirements are always met and never compromised. * May be responsible for collecting, handling, labelling and overseeing the hazardous and universal wastes in their designated areas per regulatory requirements and site procedures. * May be involved in hiring, staff development, performance management, and other personnel activities. * Ability to assess and train junior team members. * Identifies problems and leads the team to resolve issues and solve problems creatively. * Innovative approach to problem solving and uses knowledge to develop new ideas for product development * Ability to work with external partners where needed. * Minimal Travel Required.

CooperVision's management team is committed to the development of and implementation of the quality management system and maintaining its effectiveness by communicating to the organization the importance of meeting customer as well as statutory and regulatory requirements.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Experience in controlled delivery formulation, use of Design of Experiments in formulation, and polymeric materials, excipients, and microparticle fabrication technologies required. * Experience with analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC, LC-MS, particle sizing, zeta potential, required. * Knowledge of hydrogel polymer chemistry highly desirable. * Ability to read and understand highly technical material. * Technical Report writing experience. * Highly Knowledgeable of materials, ideally polymeric materials preferred. * Data analysis and presenting. * Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques. * Effective teamwork and leadership skills * Highly organized: Proven ability to manage workload effectively and plan accordingly. * Self-directed: Ability to work independently on multiple, often conflicting, priorities. * Excellent communication skills. * Ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure. * Flexibility in accepting work assignments as required by the needs of the business. * Intermediate skill in the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Advanced preferred.

Work Environment:

* The individual will be required to work in offices, clean rooms, manufacturing areas and laboratories. The job holder may also be required to work at other Coopervision sites, and travel abroad if required. * Flexibility in working hours is required e.g. to meet deadlines i.e. working early/late/outside of normal hours. The role is an exempt salaried position and does not pay overtime. * The role will require the individual to come into contact with hazardous materials or working environments. The individual will be required to wear/use the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task in hand outlined in SOP's including items such as lab coat, eye protection and gloves. The job requires the handling of materials that come under COSHH guidelines.


* Minimum of 2-5 years' experience depending on degree level


* Bachelor of Science degree with minimum 5 years' experience in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field * Master of Science degree with minimum 4 years' experience in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field * Ph.D. with minimum 2 years' experience in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field



Keywords: The Cooper Companies, Pleasanton , Senior Scientist R&D, Other , Pleasanton, California

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