Bausch Health

  • Key Chemist

    Job Location US-CA-Petaluma
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  • Overview

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit. These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.


    Serve as primary scientific and technical advisor in analytical development.  Primary responsibilities include the development and validation of analytical methods, preparation of protocols and reports, review and interpretation of data, and perform and supervise laboratory work.  Documents laboratory work in compliance with company policies and government regulations, including GLP and cGMP.  Assists in ASD project planning.


    • Provides technical expertise for analytical methods, especially sample preparation and chromatographic analysis
    • Designs and executes method validation protocols
    • Develops laboratory experimental plans and performs complex laboratory operations (may train technicians/chemists)
    • Identifies problems during method development/validation and sample analysis; takes appropriate corrective action
    • Designs analytical development plans
    • Directs logistics with project planning and project specific budgeting activities
    • Participates in intra-company and inter-company project team discussions
    • Drafts approvable reports for both external and/or internal customers
    • Effectively communicates with supervisors and project managers on project status and problems encountered
    • Documents work in compliance with company procedures and government regulations (may train technicians/chemists)
    • Performs peer review of data for other staff members
    • Sets up and performs maintenance of analytical instrumentation
    • Supervise technicians/chemists
    • Conducts independent research/development work that is either patentable or publishable in peer reviewed journals
    • Provides technical training to department and company staff as necessary


    • Minimum Education:
      • Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related technical field with 3 to 10 years of experience
      • M.S. in Chemistry or a related technical field with greater than 8 years of relevant experience
      • B.S. in Chemistry or a related technical field with greater than 12 years of relevant experience and at least 8 years at DPS with demonstrated expertise in analytical method development and validation.
    • Preferred Education:
      • Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related technical field with greater than 4 years of relevant experience in analytical method development and validation. Knowledge of cGMP requirements.
    • Ability to develop clear and concise written procedures
    • Ability to work in accordance with written procedures
    • Ability to clearly document the work performed
    • Ability to effectively communicate with Supervisor, internal and external team members
    • Ability to train and supervise department chemists in conducting all tasks
    • Organized and able to perform duties in a timely manner
    • Safety minded in performance of duties
    • Quality minded with ability to perform work with accuracy and in accordance with established procedures
    • Willingness to take on challenging tasks
    • Reliable, trustworthy, and a role model for the laboratory staff
    • Recognizes client needs and plans and executes laboratory experiments; completes analytical laboratory work and documentation to deliver quality analytical data on schedule
    • Ability to work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data require evaluation of identifiable factors
    • Ability to work with general instructions on new assignments
    • May supervise technicians/chemists
    • Must have sufficient manual dexterity to perform laboratory testing in a manner to provide precise and accurate results and work in a safe manner
    • Vision must be suitable for performing detailed inspections
    • May be required to move items weighing up to 25 pounds
    • May be required to stand for long periods of time to perform laboratory work
    • Individual is required to wear and use appropriate protective equipment in laboratory areas
    • Must be able to work with standard laboratory chemicals under normal safety precautions and work with hazardous chemicals after proper training
    • Must be able to work with computers and general laboratory instrumentation
    • Familiarity with Microsoft office and other software needed to conduct daily operations
    • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
    • Conduct independent research/development work that is either patentable or publishable in peer reviewed journals
    • Presentation skills including the use of audiovisual techniques and clear understanding of technical projects

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    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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