Senior Scientist - Method Development & Validation
5d ago

At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia.

Our vision :

We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.

Our mission :

We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.

Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?

Job Description Summary

Job Title : Senior Scientist

Department : Method Development and Validation - Analytical Services

Role Purpose :

To provide purity and impurity methods in support of process and product development and manufacture for antibodies and other recombinant proteins being manufactured by Lonza Biologics

Key Accountabilities and Duties

To perform laboratory work, collate, analyse and interpret data to communicate progress and escalate challenges to Line Manager, project teams and customers as appropriate.

To lead multiple studies (transfer / development and or validation for a range of analytical methods with a high level of complexity ) / project simultaneously and ensure work executed appropriately.

To lead trouble shooting / out of specification investigations as required.

Review and approve GMP documentation e.g. SOPs, protocols and reports, regulatory as required.

Deliver training; promote good scientific practice and process improvements in line with regulatory requirements. To coach and / or mentor junior scientists / technologists

Evaluating and driving new innovations to the Method validation and Development department

May have System owner, Area or Platform owner responsibilities.

Minimum Required Qualifications / Skills

Education : PhD or relevant degree

Preferred area of study : Biochemistry or other relevant degrees

Experience : At least five years of experience of method development and validation for recombinant proteins.

Knowledge : Demonstrated experience of development and validation of purity, impurity or identity methods.

Highly desirable : Practical knowledge of CE SDS and / or icIEF methods.

Skills : Proven ability in working with and presenting to others on scientific subjects.

Desirable : Experience of working in a GMP environment.

Qualities & Attitude :

Highly motivated and demonstrates commitment to team. Trustworthy with confidential information, is able to deal with confidential information in an appropriate and sensitive way.

Anticipates problems and shows initiative for problem-solving and generating new ideas.

Willing to undertake a range of tasks for the effective running of the department.

Proactively coaches and develops Lonza colleagues

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