Scientist

United States, Walkersville (Maryland)

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 Walkersville is actively seeking a Scientist to join our Research & Development group! This position is responsible for leading new product development projects and improving existing products to fit within the strategic goals of the Testing Products business. He/she is responsible for anticipation, evaluation and implementation of trends and innovations in area of expertise.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conceives and develops new products for assigned product group including developing experimental strategies, performing experiments, and organizing experimental results.

  • Leads projects and product development teams; establishes project goals and guidelines; tracks project progress toward milestones and deadlines.

  • As part of planning, design experimental strategies, estimate required resources, budgets, and time, and as needed, modify plans with justification.

  • Assembles and manages project budgets, resource needs, and time allocation.

  • Follows product development from scale-up through technology transfer to manufacturing and post-market introduction. Improves product performance as required by market needs.

  • Writes Standard Operating Procedures in support of product development along with study and method reports. Provides data in support of FDA submissions where applicable.

  • Leads custom and contract development projects with internal and external clients.

  • Responsible for the technical success of the projects.

  • Participates in the evaluation of new technologies.

  • Maintains and improves established technologies.

  • Provides technical support to other areas of the company, including QC and manufacturing.

  • Identifies potential partners and establishes collaborations and business opportunities internally and externally in partnership with internal business teams.

  • Attends and presents at external scientific conferences and seminars.

  • Manages and leads associates and/or a small team.

  • Represents R&D group both internally and to external customers.

  • Acts as liaison between group members and upper management.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biosciences, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related discipline required with relevant experience (industry experience desirable).

  • Experience with spectrophotometric and fluorimetric instruments, where applicable.

  • Experience with chromatography preferred.

  • Experience with statistical analysis of data (Excel, JMP, SAS, SigmaPlot, etc.); method development and validation, people and project management, team leadership, and product development from conception through commercialization.

  • Experience with supervising associates and/or leading teams.

  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more fields including (but not limited to and where applicable): assay development, protein chemistry, cell culture technologies.

  • cGMP compliance knowledge.

  • Written and oral communication to include accurate and legible documentation skills, SOP and technical writing skills.

  • Computer software skills including Microsoft Office, database and spreadsheet creation and maintenance; filing, recordkeeping and planning skills; time management skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and a strong work ethic.

  • Self-directed and self-motivated; demonstrated ability to work in a team 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 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.

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: R25037