Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  • Scientist, R&D (Formulations)

    Job Location US-NY-Rochester
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    Full Time
  • 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.


    The primary role of this position is to provide formulation resource for the development of new or modification of existing drug products.    


    • Support design and development of new solution, suspension, gel, and solid oral products through preparation and characterization of prototype formulations
    • Develop fundamental understanding and proficiency in physical characterization of dosage forms including dissolution, DSC, solubility, particle size, and other techniques
    • Develop an understanding of formulation robustness to chemical and physical changes through use of accelerated stability testing and various analytical characterization techniques
    • Maintain lab notebook detailing experimental design, execution and outcomes
    • Document findings in memos and reports
    • Maintain laboratory equipment
    • Provide record checking for lab colleagues


    • BS degree with 1-5 years of experience in Chemistry. Other physical or biological science disciplines will be considered. 
    • Must demonstrate solid knowledge of the application of common analytical and laboratory techniques. A working understanding of experimental design and the basics of statistical evaluation is expected.
    • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel.
    • Highly desired: Laboratory experience using HPLC for analysis and physical methods for characterization of materials


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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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