Associate Research Scientist
Novartis - Duluth, GA

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Building on its heritage of more than 65 years, Alcon, the global leader in eye care, is the second largest division of the Novartis Group with combined pro-forma sales of more than USD 9.4 billion in 2010. The division was formed by Novartis on April 8, 2011, following the closing of the merger between Alcon and Novartis. The new Alcon Division combines the product portfolios, commercialization capabilities, R&D and talent of Alcon, CIBA VISION and Novartis Ophthalmics. Today, Alcon has more than 22,000 employees with headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Alcon's three businesses - Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care - meet the diverse needs of eye care professionals and patients offering the widest spectrum of eye care products with operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets.

Alcon currently has an opening in Johns Creek, Georgia (North Atlanta) for an ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST.

JOB PURPOSE:
The Associate Research Scientist is responsible for formulation research into new contact lens, saline and contact lens care products including multipurpose solutions (MPS) and peroxide based systems.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:
 Contact lens, package saline, and contact lens care solution formulation work including statistical design of experiments
 Screen novel materials for their performance in lens, saline, and lens care product formulations
 Identify novel preservative/anti-microbial systems with improved biocompatibility
 Identify novel additives to provide improved contact lens cleaning efficacy and comfort
 Identify and execute appropriate testing funnels to evaluate potential new contact lenses, lens surfaces, package salines and lens care products

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
 Identify new potential lens, saline, and lens care projects
 Successful project elevations for contact lenses and contact lens care ideas and projects Minimum requirements EDUCATION:
  • Bachelors degree or higher in a scientific discipline
EXPERIENCE:
  • Formulation experience with lens care multipurpose and/or peroxide solutions desired
  • Formulation experience with both organic solvent and aqueous polymer systems
  • Must be able to write reports and communicate well to internal customers.
  • MS Technical Discipline w/2 Yrs Experience
  • BS Technical Discipline w/4 Yrs Experience
Alcon is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

As an Alcon associate, you are expected to know, understand, and comply with all applicable safety and health standards and rules.

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Novartis AG, incorporated on February 29, 1996, is a Switzerland-based holding that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research,...