Senior Scientist, Optics Research

Job Description
The purpose of this position is to conduct optics research, performance simulation and optics design for new medical device products. The position is responsible for investigating and evaluating existing technology and designing new IOL optics as needed for medical device development.

Job Description

• Designs components, or portions of a functional system, or prototype, or specific products for medical device/science/technology.
• Applies intermediate level principles of engineering analysis, blend technical knowledge and manufacturing practices in providing solutions to problems arising within the department pertaining to the assigned projects.
• Uses previous experience to identify the most appropriate option to adapt or improve existing approaches.
• Interprets information to make decisions affecting own scope of work.
• Assures continuity of products and processes assessment feasibility, research, design, development, compliance to customer and non-customer requirements, transfer to production.
• May lead design reviews and review action items.
• Ensures regulatory / statutory / legislative compliance for all project work.
• Acts as a mentor to lower level professionals.
• Operates within clear guidelines with regard to how to handle decisions outside direct experience.
• Under general supervision; the incumbent will be responsible for planning, conducting and executing IOL (Intraocular Lens)-related research and development.
• The incumbent is required to carry out extensive research in optical design and optical metrology, primarily in presbyopia, accommodative and refractive correction research areas.
• The responsibility typically involves designing proprietary optics optimized for human vision and providing reliable optical metrology for performance inspection.
• The incumbent will play a key role in multidisciplinary teams consisting of members from Optics, Ophthalmology, chemistry and Mechanical Engineering, seeking to restore vision and accommodation in cataract and presbyopia patients.

EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent years of directly related experience (HS+10 yrs; Assc+6 yrs; M.S.+2 yrs)
• The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English
• 2+ years of Relevant work experience.
• Advanced degree in Optics is preferred.
• Experience applying and directly contributing expertise in engineering research and/or development methods and applications.
• Proven ability to develop solutions for problems that require the regular use of creativity.
• Experience with interacting with senior professionals on difficult matters.
• Knowledge of ISO, FDA, MDD and regulations applicable to the design and development of medical device/science/technology.
• Excellent process management and problem solving skills.
• Understands applied practice, concepts and processes in a defined discipline or scientific/technical field.


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