Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Engineer I, Design

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Support the development and implementation of innovative designs of optical ophthalmic devices ( lenses) utilizing optical and mechanical modelingI design systems and statistical data analysis. Act as product design representative on contact lens development projects and product advocate through product development and commercialization process.


Provide technical expertise in product design, material properties and data analysis in advancing design methodologies and capabilities.


Scope of Role: 

Responsible for development of product specifications and designs for ophthalmic medical devices (e.g contact lenses).  Participate on product development project teams,analyze product/process data and provide feedback to project team regarding product requirements.


May involve occasional domestic or international travel vendors or other B+L sites.


Key Relationships: 

R+D development teams, Operations, Quality, Tool Engineering and Mfg,external vendors, Project Leadership and Functional Management


1)   Interface w/ customers and internal functions to define and develop product specifications and designs

2}   Develop contact lens designs using mechanical I optical modeling and data analysis

3)   Prepare design documentation including drawings, models,specifications and release documents.

4}   Define and coordinate product testing (clinical and bench) requests

5)    Participate on product development teams acting as design representative and/or product advocate throughout the development process

6)    Perform data analysis of processing data during product/process development

7)    Prepare reports summarizing product design, testing and/or development data

8)    Develop and implement design methods for conceptualizing and optimizing contactlens designs

9)    Develop and implement procedures of design methods


BS of MS Mechanical or BioMedical Engineering or related curriculum {MS preferred).

Experience in developing mechanical models & designs w/ proficiency in CAD or

other 30 modelling software

Demonstrated expertise w/ MS Office product {Excel,Word, PowerPoint) and MS Project

Experienced w/ statistical analysis applications (Minitab preferred)

Familiarity w/ programming using Matlab or similar Engineering software


1-3 years relevant industrial experience in medical device product development.
•    Familiar w/ regulated medical device development environment


•    Strong problem solving skills

•    Strong verbal and written communication skills including demonstrated ability to interact and influence all levels of the organization

Mechanical and optical design experience desired (Solidworks/Zemax)


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