Associate Biotechnologist (PST), Cell & Gene Therapy

Singapore, Tuas 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.

As our Cell & Gene Therapy business grows, we are looking to further strengthen our manufacturing team in Tuas, Singapore . You will be responsible for the manufacture of therapeutic cell products under current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) conditions. Working closely with a team of Technical personnel and Subject Method Experts, our Cell Therapy Associate Biotechnologists are expected to execute cGMP Cell Therapy production activities through to filling of final dose product within a stringent cGMP clean room environment.

As a member of the Cell Therapy Manufacturing team, the aim of this position is to develop expert technical knowledge and flawless execution of the Cell Therapy production process. This position could be an ideal opportunity for someone with an interest in Cell Therapy wanting to develop their production career in a different technical/scientific area.

Key responsibilities:

  • Complies to all safety, cGMP procedures and behaviors with attention to detail to documentation of work
  • Maintains personal hygiene and complies with all expectations of working within a cleanroom environment in accordance with regulatory standards
  • Demonstrate aseptic technique in handling of product/ materials
  • Maintains training status and ensures update to date qualification in the most effective procedures prior to performance of any activities
  • Perform basic GMP activities in Manufacturing areas including raw material dispensing, media and buffer preparation, filter installation and integrity testing, sample preparation and submission
  • Operation of Autoclaves and Assemble of autoclave assembly in Manufacturing
  • Perform equipment wash without stains and residue
  • Identify sampling requirements based on material RMS
  • Perform basic laboratory tasks (e.g. sampling, pH/ conductivity/ osmolality measurements etc).
  • Perform routine sanitization tasks to maintain facility standards
  • Coordinate the delivery and movement of raw material and intermediates throughout manufacturing
  • Lead the coordination with warehouse personnel on the receiving and returning of items
  • Stock manufacturing areas with consumables
  • Work with Contract Cleaners to support the sanitation of Manufacturing areas
  • Ensure locker rooms and manufacturing gowning areas are stocked with appropriate sizes and amounts of clean scrubs and gowning items
  • Waste removal from Manufacturing area corridors and trash vestibule.

Key requirements:

  • Nitec / Diploma in Science disciplines or working experience in biopharmaceutical industry or cleanroom environment
  • Strong team oriented work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Planning, Organizing, & Controlling
  • Effective Communication - clear and concise (both written and oral)
  • Professional
  • Team player
  • Role will start on regular work hours, Mon to Fri. Open to work rotating shift in the future if required.

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 achieve 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: R23322