Principle Bioprocess Engineer - Ibex™

Switzerland, Visp

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

For Ibex™ Solutions, our recently launched unique biological manufacturing and development concept in Visp, Switzerland, we have multiple openings. Become part of this exciting opportunity and join our team by applying for a position as a Principal Bioprocess Engineer for Ibex™.

Lonza is seeking Principal Bioprocess Engineers with a relevant background in Life Sciences. If you bring a passion for Biotechnology and want to make a difference in your career apply now.

Ibex™ is a campus of five manufacturing complexes with agile capability at every stage of development and manufacture. The Ibex™ campus is based in Visp in the middle of the Swiss Alps, which is an inspiring place to work.

Key responsibilities:

As a Principle Bioprocess Engineer, you will manage operational activities for assigned manufacturing projects in Upstream or Downstream area. You will act as a functional lead for an interdisciplinary team of production leaders, supervisors and specialists, as well as you will be accountable for the performance and results of assigned projects.

In upstream processing you will be in the lead in one or more defined USP areas, i.e. small and large scale media preparation, inoculum seed train, waves, single-use bioreactors, large scale stainless steel bioreactors and/or depth filtration for clinical and/or commercial mammalian manufacturing.

In downstream processing you will be in charge of the purification of monoclonal antibodies and other therapeutic proteins. This responsibility covers all process steps of the biologics drug substance from cell harvesting to product freezing for clinical and commercial manufacturing projects and includes chromatography and filtration unit operations.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor, Master’s Degree or PhD in Biotechnology, Biochemistry or related Life Science subject
  • Good biotechnology expertise in the area of USP (media preparation, inoculum, wave, single-use bioreactors, and depth filtration) or DSP units (chromatography, filtration, formulation or freezing), Large Scale Manufacturing or Single Use Technologies (SUT)
  • Very good GMP understanding
  • Experience 5+ years in either USP or DSP units
  • Excellent communication skills in English and/or German

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R13444