MSAT Scientist

United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)

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 in Portsmouth, NH is searching for an experienced upper level MSAT Lab Scientist to join our Manufacturing Sciences and Technology team (MSAT). As our Scientist, you will responsible for execution of all laboratory-based studies and lead projects in support of commercial manufacturing scale implementation of exciting PAT technologies. This role thrives in our highly dynamic lab team by utilizing a wide range of skill sets spanning from an acute understanding of small and large-scale bioreactor operations, advanced statistical data analysis, making risk-based process decisions, to collaborating with internal and external team players, and upholding high standards for documentation and data integrity. Some weekend work on a non-routine basis will be involved for this role.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Execution of MSAT laboratory studies in the Upstream Cell Culture Lab in support of cGMP activities at manufacturing scale.
  • Quality document generation coming out of such studies, and being able to perform data analyses to draw scientific conclusions.
  • Collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders to effectively communicate study plans and outcomes to maintain commercial manufacturing timelines.
  • Being able to contribute at an individual level as well as part of an organized team in a fast-paced environment.

Key requirements: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences or Biomedical/Chemical Engineering.
  • Significant biotech industry experience in Process Development and Process Scale-up / Scale-down, in a manufacturing setting is preferred.
  • Significant knowledge with cell biology, cell culture, scale up and mass transfer, bioreactor operation, disc stack centrifugation and filtration is highly preferred.
  • Significant knowledge in aseptic technique and familiarity with mammalian cell culture.
  • Working knowledge of statistical data analysis.
  • Working knowledge and experience with controls automation (Delta V) and multivariate analysis, including coding in various tools (Python) is highly preferred.

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: R25778