Cell Therapy Technical Trainer

United States, Houston (Texas)

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 Houston’s Cell and Gene Therapy Facility is the largest in the world and our facility is growing. We are looking for professionals to grow with us and we have this exciting opportunity in the Cell Therapy  group. The Cell Therapy (CT) Technical Trainer provides classroom and hands-on aseptic and technical training and coaching. The CT Technical Trainer works closely with department Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to ensure training is reflective of the current CT processes. The CT Technical Trainer works closely with the Trainer Lead to coordinate and administer training programs and schedules for new hires and current employees.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide classroom and hands-on aseptic and process-specific and general technical training.
  • Assess trainee competency, provide feedback, and coach trainees for success.
  • Work closely with Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT) network SMEs to effectively design and align training programs which build core aseptic and general process expertise.
  • Assess training programs for continuous improvement, error reduction, and increased operator aseptic and process knowledge and skill.
  • Proactively shares continuous improvement suggestions for training program to the Trainer Lead, based on outcomes of executed trainings
  • Support Trainer Lead to monitor and share progress and outcomes.
  • This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, across all levels of the organization and ability to authoritatively discuss technical issues with internal and customer experts.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in sciences preferred
  • Strong experience working in a Cell & Gene Therapy environment
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Excellent Aseptic Technique and Laboratory Skills
  • Computer software skills (i.e. LMS learning management systems, Microsoft Office)
  • Database and spreadsheet creation and maintenance
  • Organization, record keeping, and planning skills
  • Managing multiple projects, time management skills
  • People management and training methods
  • Able to assess and recommend training needs and training assignments/requirements/curricula. 
  • Ability to lead cross-functional consultation on training strategy, strong facilitation and delivery skills, and ability to coordinate complex training initiatives.
  • Skilled in coaching, training, and facilitation practices

 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: R26040