Application Development Scientist (Ophthalmic Industry)

Asheville, NC

Posted: 08/15/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 364.19LR Pay Rate: 90,000 - 130,000

Job Description

Application Development Scientist (Ophthalmic Industry)

We are currently searching for an Application Development Scientist (Ophthalmic Industry) to handle the following responsibilities:

  • Identify and document ophthalmic industry and customer specific unmet needs and product fitness for use criteria
  • Participate in, align with and influence the strategy of the ophthalmic industry segment team
  • Become a core member of ophthalmic segment team (Application Development, Marketing, Sales, Technical Service, Product Management)
  • Promote an entire portfolio of solutions to meet market needs
  • Support market facing StageGate Projects (Full, MAS, MAP) and lead technical activities of SSOs and StageGate projects
  • Become a technical expert in the market and its applications (including understanding competitive products)
  • Design and execute experiments aimed at developing applications for the ophthalmic industry
  • Provide grade recommendations
  • Convert voice of customer into CTQs which drives product selection and development
  • Promotes customer trials and evaluations
  • Helps develop technical information for sales
  • Defines unmet needs / deficiencies
  • Knowledgeable about industry relevant secondary operations
  • Helps complaint resolution (field failures related to fitness for use
  • Partner with Product Development team to deliver products that the markets needs and that will bring value to company

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  364.19LR


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree required (>5 years relevant experience); Ph.D. in Polymer or Material Science preferred
  • Customer facing experience preferred
  • Experience with polymer testing and characterization required
  • Experience with polyester and/or cellulosic thermoplastics preferred
  • Excellent judgment and relational abilities. Able to collaborate with peers of various technical backgrounds and fields of expertise to enable effective product development
  • Must demonstrate excellence around professional follow-through and achieving timely closure on issues and assignments. Must be customer focused and have leadership potential
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Previous project leadership in an industrial setting is preferred
  • Quickly assimilates new information
  • High level of motivation, initiative and sense of urgency
  • Flexible to provide first-hand presence and effective support in multiple labs and facilities
  • Complete fluency in English, including good verbal and written technical communications

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  364.19LR




Meet Your Recruiter

Larry Riederer
Market Specialist

I have over 20 years of experience with Chemical Personnel Search (CPS) . All we do is recruit and place people in the chemical industry nationwide. CPS has been recruiting chemists, engineers, sales people and supply chain since 1973. I work with 40 other recruiters. 

I have a wide range of positions and levels.
The following are some of the areas: Polymers, Resins, Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, Composites, Plastics, Lubricants, Personal Care, Skin/Hair Care, Cleaners and Specialty Chemicals.

These can be: Organic/Polymer Synthesis, New Product Development, Analytical/Characterization, Quality Control, Process Development, Materials Science and others. These are from BS to Ph.D. and from Entry Level to Vice-President. 

Specialties: We specialize in placing Chemists, Scientists and Managers in the industrial chemical industry


For more information please reach out!

Send an email reminder to:

Share This Job:

Related Jobs:

Login to save this search and get notified of similar positions.