Senior Scientist Analytical Development, Ibex®

Switzerland, Visp

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.

For Ibex™ Solutions, our recently launched unique biological manufacturing and development concept in Visp, Switzerland, we have multiple openings. Become part of this exciting opportunity and join our team by applying for the position as Senior Scientist Analytical Development Ibex™.

A highly motivated analytical scientist with experience in development, optimization, qualification of bioanalytical methods. The candidate must have biopharmaceutical industry experience on SPR method development (e.g. Biacore), ligand binding/potency assays and other general ELISA-based methods. As a Senior Scientist, she/he will be responsible for the development and troubleshoot of robust and reproducible assays to support Process Development. The candidate will support also technical transfer of the developed assays to the Quality Control (QC) team. The Senior Scientist will work in interdisciplinary teams as an expert in the area and interact closely with customers on project basis. Furthermore, will hold accountability for the performance and results of the assigned projects including timeline and cost control.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leadership: represent the team cross-discipline and provide scientific, technical and regulatory leadership at project level. Lead individual scientists and lab technicians on simple projects.

  • Projects: lead complex projects in the area of scientific expertise. Lead problem solving and lessons learned activities.

  • Scientific tasks: design adequate experimental plans and data analysis methods, write and review high quality reports.

  • Customer interactions: develop strong customer relationships.

  • Training: coordinate training activities in the area of expertise.

Key requirements:

  • PhD in Life Sciences with focus on biology or Bioengineering with intermediate years of related experience in biotech industry; MS degree in Life Sciences field with advanced years;

  • Direct experience in design, develop and implement SPR methods (e.g. Biacore) for potency testing

  • Direct experience in design, develop and implement ELISA methods for potency testing

  • Knowledge on quality and regulatory requirements such as FDA, ICH, GLP/cGMP compliance

  • Perform data analysis and interpretation. Able to draw conclusions on progress and results of work

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.

Reference: R26190