Title:  Product Development Scientist

Product Development Scientist


Company Overview: 

Transitions Optical has been pioneering and leading the photochromic industry for more than 25 years. We are part of the EssilorLuxottica Group and we are all about living Seamlessly. That’s what our products enable, whether it’s changing from light to dark without breaking stride. Or the freedom of using a product that’s so perfect for you that you forget you’re even wearing it. It’s what our company does. Whether that’s through innovating in both style and technology, together, seamlessly. Or through marrying the start-up spirit with the heavyweight power of the global leader.


There are people who can see the future. There are people who can build it. And there are people who can do both. We’re looking for the latter.


                                                                                                              Location: Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland     

                                                                                                                        Reporting Line:  Agile Product Development Manager

Reporting Line:  Agile Product Development Manager


Job Purpose

As part of the R&D team in Transitions Optical, you will be responsible for carrying out research and development of new products. You will focus on bringing innovative solutions to components and processes in our photochromic coating technology. Embedded in a global and cross-functional team, you will contribute to the effective technology transfer from R&D to the manufacturing facilities to complete the industrialization and commercialization of our products.


Key Responsibilities of the Role

  • Technical leadership in projects and R&D programs within the Agile Product Development Group
  • Develop, validate and implement processes to support new product introductions. Specially developing new components for the photochromic coatings. s
  • Analyse existing products and processes and make recommendations for improvement
  • Facilitate the transfer of product and process knowledge across relevant departments and Transitions Optical sites by collaborating effectively with global teams
  • Foster a hands on approach to performing and evaluating experiments and lab tests to support the management decision making process
  • May be involved in investigating and providing technical support to end users of Transitions Optical Products


Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree and five years’ experience in Chemistry, Materials or Polymer Science
  • Working knowledge of data processing and analysis
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral



  • Critical thinking
  • Design of experiments
  • Applied research to product development



  • Experimental design knowledge
  • Project Management
  • Previous experience in the optical or ophthalmic industry


Additional Info

  • The role offers opportunities for career & technical development as part of the Transitions Optical structured career development program.
  • Some international travel will be required – up to 10%