Supervisor, Quality Control - Cell Therapy (2nd Shift)

Houston, Texas

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. 

In this position you will be responsible for supervision of Cell Therapy Quality Control (QC) second shift personnel, assays and equipment in support of the production, release, and distribution of Cell Therapy products.  Work in cooperation with the Quality Assurance groups to ensure client methods are successfully executed in the Quality Control (QC) lab for use in support of Cell Therapy Operations. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for supervision of the Cell Therapy second shift team.  Acts as an advisor to subordinates when determining how to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems.  

  • Reviews testing and laboratory records for accuracy and compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Lonza policies and principles.  

  • Partners with Quality Control Cell Therapy manager and QC Cell Therapy Flow Cytometry supervisor to ensure adequate coverage for in-process control testing occurring on second shift.  Testing includes manual and automated cell counts, hematology analysis, and flow cytometry.  

  • Leads, mentors, and coaches staff through routine one-on-one meetings, team meetings, and effective performance management.  Sets and delivers on individual and team goals that support the department and site strategy.  Takes personal accountability for both his/her own and the team’s actions.    

  • Writes, reviews, and/or approves Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), sampling plans, protocols, and specifications.  

  • Prepares responses to audits, deviations, out of specification/lab investigations, customer complaints, and corrective/preventative actions (CAPA).  Actively works to ensure responses are completed on-time.  Escalates roadblocks to completion and provides potential solutions.  

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Key requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline 

  • Substantial experience in Quality Control 

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. 

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R16529