Biotechnologist, Mammalian Manufacturing

Tuas Singapore, Singapore

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.

We have a number of great opportunities for Biotechnologists to join our Manufacturing Team at our Tuas site in Singapore. Reporting to the Section Lead/Manager, you will be responsible for the manufacturing of therapeutic proteins under cGMP conditions.

You will be working in 12-hour rotating shift in a 2-2 3-2 2-3 pattern and will be compensated with shift premium and allowances!

Key responsibilities:

  • Learn and perform well-defined procedures within a GMP manufacturing setting
  • Perform equipment monitoring & and basic 6S housekeeping
  • Perform basic laboratory tasks (e.g. sampling, pH/ conductivity/ osmolality measurements etc.)
  • Perform routine sanitization tasks to maintain facility standards
  • Trained & signed off on Performance Measures (PMs) relating to CIP/ SIP/ basic tank & instrument operations
  • Demonstrate aseptic technique in the handling of product/ materials
  • Perform basic process & equipment troubleshooting
  • Multi-task on equipment preparations & operations to ensure adherence to schedule
  • Attain full competency in the performance of all operations relevant to manufacturing areas assigned.
  • Display basic process & equipment troubleshooting ability under routine scenarios.
  • Become a technical process expert by exhibiting basic understanding of critical process/operational parameters and target/acceptable ranges, as well as interactions between different process parameters.
  • Use Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), logbooks & Batch Records (BRs) effectively & competently
  • Submit samples via Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Cell Culture (Upstream small/large scale)

  • Basic skill and knowledge of aseptic technique for subculture stages example using culture flask, spinners, wave bioreactors, etc.
  • Basic technical knowledge on the bioreactor culture control example pH/DO control, CO2/O2 control, cell performance, and metabolites analysis.

Purification (Downstream small/large scale)

  • Basic skill and knowledge of column chromatography techniques, tangential flow filtration techniques, micro/Nano filtration techniques, pH/Conductivity adjustment techniques, aseptic techniques.
  • Basic technical knowledge on the chromatography operating interface example using UNICORN software and various DeltaV control parameters for chromatography and UF operation.
  • Basic knowledge in single use applications for the respective processes.

Key requirements:

  • Degree/Diploma in a related Science/Engineering discipline
  • Some relevant work experience in a similar manufacturing industry or cleanroom environment
  • Fresh graduates are welcomed
  • Knowledge of Biopharmaceutical processing is an added asset
  • Knowledge of cGMP applications
  • Positive team oriented attitude
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willing to perform rotating 12-hour shift pattern

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: R21322