CB technician

China, Guangzhou

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.

Lonza is establishing a strategic biomanufacturing base in China using GE Healthcare Solutions. With the new facility, Lonza is responding to growing demand for a high-quality CDMO in the Chinese market. The two companies will work closely on the design of the 17,000 m2 site, which will include 6,500 m2 of lab space and one KUBio facility. With more than 20 successful FDA approvals for biologics, combined with international regulatory expertise, Lonza will now be able to offer the same high standards in China as it does elsewhere. Lonza plans to hire and train a significant number of staff for this site.

Key responsibilities:

  • To create and maintain cell banks of mammalian cell lines within a Current Good Manufacture Practices clean room environment.  Activities include cell culture work such as subculture, medium preparation and preparation of end of production cell banks.
  • Establish and creating/writing Standard Operation Procedure (especially in the initial phase) for all cell banking related activities
  • Routine maintenance including but not limited to equipment checks and maintenance, stores, cleaning.
  • Booking and reviewing various internal or external testing such as mycoplasma and adventitious testing and release of cell banks for Current Good Manufacture Practices manufacturing
  • Coordinate and enable shipping schedules/ logistics for sending cell banks for external testing or transfer to other sites/customers
  • Document and may own quality records (deviations, change controls, log book checks)
  • Accurate completion of batch record documentation, reports and Standard Operation Procedure in accordance with Lonza policies and current Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Demonstrated increased understanding of the scientific and technical theory behind Lonza and customer processes.
  • The initial phase of this position will be involved in the establishment of the facility (including but not limited to equipment and inventory purchase, equipment and facility validation and qualification runs, facility design and set up).

Key requirements:

  • Degree/Masters in a relevant Science field or Equivalent
  • Practical laboratory experience in cell culture in a Current Good Manufacture Practices facility is required
  • The final role offered will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.
  • Understanding of theory and application of mammalian cell culture.
  • Strong knowledge of Current Good Manufacture Practices regulations
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Good teamworking skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English will be advantageous

Every day, Lonza's products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

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: R22862