Director, Formulation Development and Technical Operations

Date: Oct 31, 2022

Location: US-CA-Petaluma, California, US

Company: Bausch Health

Bausch Health is a global company that develops, manufactures and markets a differentiated product portfolio across multiple high-growth therapeutic areas including Gastroenterology, Generics, Neurology, Ortho Dermatologics and Dentistry.  We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health.  Each day, Bausch Health products are used by over 150 million people around the world.


Our approximately 7,000 employees are united around our mission of improving people’s lives with our health care products.




Efficiently manage and lead a team of chemists and/or scientists in: (1) advancing the development of consumer and pharmaceutical products with primary focus on dermal pipeline products, spanning early development to late stage and (2) providing technical and strategic solutions throughout Bausch Health's drug product life cycle management. Interfacing with cross-functional teams at all phases of product development from research and development (R&D) to commercialization. The individual is to effectively exercise their technical, regulatory, and quality expertise to design and deliver CMC solutions supporting a variety of developmental and commercial needs within Bausch Health’s product development program. Areas of responsibility include:

  • Development of Rx and Consumer with major focus on dermal products.
  • Scale-Up and Commercial Manufacturing of above
  • API and Drug Product CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls) Change Management
  • Career development of junior chemists/scientist


  • Lead a team of chemists and/or scientists through the development of multiple pharmaceutical and/or consumer products
  • Design of experiments to maximize efficiency
  • Develop an efficient working relationship with the Analytical dept
  • Must be able to step into the lab as needed
  • Provide technical CMC leadership to one or more consumer brands
  • Work independently on complex projects with excellent people, leadership, analytical, and written/verbal communication skills
  • Training and leading Formulation staff
  • Creating systems and procedures
  • Providing technical leadership
  • Lead BHP IP related activities
  • Patent filing and presentation support
  • Technical coordination with patent attorney
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams with demonstrated ability to mentor and develop the subordinates
  • Responsible for identifying needs for staffing, equipment, and laboratory facilities


  • Approximately >10 years of relevant experience in product development coupled with >5 years of established managerial and leadership skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in a verbal and written form
  • Individual is required to wear and use appropriate protective equipment in laboratory areas
  • Must be able to work with computers and have working knowledge of appropriate software programs and general office equipment



  • Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical sciences or related scientific field with >10 years of relevant product development experience, coupled with >5 years of managerial and leadership skills
  • Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry or equivalent with >15 years of relevant industrial experience in formulation development, coupled with >5 years of managerial and leadership skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry or equivalent with >20 years of relevant industrial experience in formulation development, coupled with >5 years of managerial and leadership skills





This position may be available in the following location(s): US - Petaluma, CA

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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