Senior Development MSAT Scientist

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 is 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.

The role will independently lead the technical transfer of multiple concurrent manufacturing processes into the Lonza, Singapore Cell Therapy GMP operation. This role will be a recognized process expert, supporting multiple customer project teams to deliver manufacturing processes in negotiation with external customers as well as other internal cross-functional teams. This role has the opportunity to develop and work with an extensive internal network across the global network of Lonza Cell and Gene Therapy operations.

Key responsibilities:

Team Responsibilities-

  • Working collaboratively within the Cell Therapy management team.
  • Ensures department functions and personnel comply in accordance with site EHS standards (policies, rules and regulations).
  • Participates in recruitment and co-ordinates training.

Technical transfer-

  • Lead a team of MSAT Process Engineers in executing timely and successful transfer of customer’s manufacturing process into the Lonza Bioscience Singapore Cell Therapy production facility.
  • Work collaboratively with:
  • Lonza global MSAT and customer SME representatives.
  • Manufacturing team on training and resource planning for execution of pilot runs/engineering runs/ non-clinical study runs.
  • Supply Chain Management team on reviewing material package for raw materials requirements and bill of materials (BOM) setup.
  • Project Management team on project deliverables and customer communications.
  • Quality Assurance (QA) team on regulatory and compliance requirements of the manufacturing process.
  • Quality Control (QC) team on developing sampling plan.
  • Design and direct analysis of process fit and process-scale up in collaboration with vendors, customer technical experts or Lonza’s Process Development and MSAT teams of other sites.
  • Design and direct experiments on scale down process in MSAT lab to support process technology transfer. Follow all applicable lab safety policies.
  • Define, review and approve process-related documents i.e. process overview, Aseptic Process Simulation protocols, development/ investigative protocols and reports.
  • Identify and define training programs and requirements to facilitate integration of new manufacturing process into Lonza Bioscience Singapore production facility.
  • Lead customer technical team meetings and serve as technical lead and SME at Joint Project Team meetings.

Process support-

  • Provide technical input/ assessment on batch records, process SOPs, deviations, change controls, training documents, protocols, development/ investigative reports, CAPAs.
  • Manage change control implementation for process changes that are driven by process changes/ improvements and coordination of non-GMP and/or non-clinical runs.
  • Lead pre-campaign preparation activities.
  • Lead manufacturing run process data collection, analysis and discussion with customer technical experts to identity issues, trends or opportunities for improvement.
  • Actively participates in troubleshooting and serves as investigation lead for process impacting deviations and investigations.
  • Lead strategy, preparation and discussions during inspections and audits by customer and regulatory authorities as required.
  • Direct technical investigations and generate/approves technical reports to support close out deviations, trouble-shoot process excursions/issues in operations.

Key requirements:

  • The position requires extensive knowledge in the field of cell and gene therapy and applicable technologies, GMP, ATMP and sterile/ aseptic manufacturing.
  • Significant years’ of experience in process development, process support, research or a related manufacturing environment is advantageous (Cell Therapy experience preferred).
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with mammalian cell culture experimental techniques and equipment.
  • Experience in troubleshooting processing related issues and/or equipment (Cell Therapy experience preferred).
  • Excellent communication skills, outstanding action orientation, and ability to work well in a fast pace, cross-functional technical environment.

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: R24516