Bausch Health

  • Scientist III

    Location US-CA-Petaluma
    Job ID
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Scientist III/Team Leader performs as the analytical lead for active formulations’ development for pharmaceutical use. Performs chromatographic method development and troubleshooting as well as phase-based method validation in a GMP environment. Uses in-depth Analytical/Instrumentation Skills, ICH, FDA, CDER and other regulatory guidance documents in designing and executing technical studies.  Exhibits a good understanding of potential drug-inactive ingredients’ interactions, potential degradation pathways of the active ingredient and analytical skills to design unique experiments to support specialized formulation development. The Team Leader will provide technical leadership and management for a team of scientists and chemists in support of drug development activities under GLP and CGMP regulations.  Provides troubleshooting advice based on job holder’s expert laboratory skills.


    • Ensures that day-to-day laboratory work is scientifically sound and in accordance with protocols, standard operating procedures, and regulations.
    • Provides a high level of experimental design and data interpretation
    • Identifies problems and provides troubleshooting for analytical processes and analytical problems
    • Proactively reviews operations and contributes to development of standard operating procedures and training programs
    • Independently prepares Analytical Sciences’ validation protocols and reports
    • Effectively communicates with managers and staff inside and outside the department on project status and problems encountered
    • Ensures accurate calculations and documents work in compliance with Dow’s procedures
    • Performs final review of notebooks and data for staff members
    • May provide training, supervision and scheduling assistance for technicians and other chemists in areas of expertise
    • Represents department on project teams
    • Assists in proposal preparation
    • Actively participates in or leads laboratory safety programs


    • Expert in topical analytical development with emphasis in analytical chemistry techniques and applications
    • Ability to exercise independent intellectual judgment based on the individual’s specialized skills in the field of science
    • Able to train others
    • Advanced troubleshooting skills
    • Technical project leadership abilities
    • Safety minded in performance of duties
    • Quality minded with ability to perform work with accuracy and in accordance with established procedures
    • Effectively communicates with managers and team members
    • Organized and able to perform duties in a timely manner
    • Analytical
    • Innovative

    Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in pharmacy, chemistry or related scientific field with extensive experience in a semi-solid analytical laboratory environment or equivalent experience, or PhD degree in Chemistry or related scientific field with exposure to topical pharmaceutical analytical development and topical drug delivery in the individual’s educational background.


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