Senior Research Scientist

Alcon Johns Creek, Georgia
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September 25, 2022
Johns Creek, Georgia
At Alcon, we are driven by the meaningful work we do to help people see brilliantly. We innovate boldly, champion progress, and act with speed as the global leader in eye care. Here, you ll be recognized for your commitment and contributions and see your career like never before. Together, we go above and beyond to make an impact in the lives of our patients and customers.

We foster an inclusive culture and are looking for diverse, talented people to join Alcon. As a Senior Research Scientist supporting Research Scientist team, you will be trusted to work on you will focus on scientific research, development, and testing of new products, processes, and raw materials including: at Johns Creek, Georgia. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Perform lab-scale polymer synthesis, modification, purification, formulation and characterization.
  • Highly motivated in laboratory research tasks and strong hands-on bench experience.
  • Develop expertise in both materials technology and the contact lens production process to insure compatibility between material and process.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of structure/ property relationship in polymers, specifically the relationship between molecular architecture/morphology and bulk contact lens properties.
  • Use relevant statistical techniques/ methods to plan and execute experiments and to analyse experimental data. Experience in factorial design and mixture design are highly desirable
  • Handle, use, store and dispose all lab/ used chemicals as outlined in MSDS, SOP and other company prescribed, state and federal guidelines. Also, comply with all company established Health, Safety and Environment operational requirements
  • Document details on all planned and completed experiments including raw materials, experimental plans and procedures, results, data analyses and conclusions in company approved media such as lab notebooks, electronic databases, etc.
  • File all new material concepts including monomer/ polymer designs, syntheses, purification and formulation through invention disclosures and support patent filings as required to protect intellectual property
  • Provide timely communication on planned and completed work to the project & functional team members and leadership through written reports and presentations
  • Develop an external network of research partners/ collaborators to complement internal competencies in the above mentioned research areas
  • Actively monitor competitor activities and patent & scientific literature for significant technical developments relevant to CL and CLC products

What You'll Bring To Alcon

  • Bachelor s Degree or Equivalent years of directly related experience (or high school +10 yrs; Assoc.+6 yrs; M.S.+0 yrs)
  • New PhD grad or PhD with experience preferred.
  • The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English
  • 2 Years of Relevant Experience

How You Can Thrive At Alcon

  • Be part of a collaborative team working on cutting edge research!
  • Travel up to 10%.
  • Relocation available.
  • Sponsorship not available.

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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