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CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses and related products and services. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and 1-day lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; 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 www.coopervision.com.

 

JOB TITLE: Senior Scientist

 

DEPARTMENT:  R & D Chemistry

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

Sr. Scientist position for research and development of new generation contact lenses. Requires solid polymer chemistry background and in-depth understanding of polymer materials and structure-property relationships, thorough analytical characterization skills, and creative problem solving skills.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Generate novel concepts for new generation of contact lens materials and technology. 
  • Work independently to design and develop experimental strategy.
  • Communicate ideas and results through technical reports and presentations within timeline.
  • Works effectively in a team environment with the ability to mentor and lead Research Associates and Junior Scientists.
  • Interact effectively with cross-functional teams internally, and/or external teams to identify challenges and develop solutions.
  • Keep good records and documentation, and follow standard operating procedures.
  • Recognized contribution with published patents, scientific publications for Research programs

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong knowledge and hand-on experience in polymer and material synthesis.
  • Deep understanding of material structure-properties relationship and process interactions.
  • Knowledge in organic small molecule, monomer synthesis is a plus.
  • Structure characterization of organic and polymer compounds.
  • Skilled in hands-on lab bench work.
  • Excellent problem solving ability with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work as a team player and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work in both a chemical laboratory and office environment.
  • Utilize good safety practices and handle chemical hazardous materials.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in industry settings.