Senior Scientific Specialist Master Cell Banking (m/f/d)

Switzerland, Visp

Senior Scientific Specialist Master Cell Banking Process (m/f/d)

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.

Due to the growth at our site in Visp, we are currently looking for a Senior Scientific Specialist Master Cell Banking Process. In this role, you will manage the Master Cell Banking (MCB) process of the Microbial Development Services unit with respect to regulatory compliance. With your in-depth understanding of the regulatory landscape you will evaluate the impact of regulatory changes on the current microbial MCB process. You will plan the necessary adjustments together with the subject matter experts of MCB and the quality units.

Key responsibilities:

  • Improvement of the MCB documentation (method and characterization SOPs, characterization records, generic validation and verification procedures for existing methods, including hands-on support)

  • Implementation/ support for implementation of diverse new or improved systems within cell banking, wherever applicable (e.g. for possible transfer from paper to digital documentation of diverse activities)

  • Continuous improvement of the MCB process as a result of the changing regulatory environment. Anticipation, evaluation and implementation of technical innovations and trends.

  • MCB interface to the IBEX MCB unit and the quality units

  • Technical expertise and consulting on regulatory questions and decisions within MCB and the Microbial Development Services unit

Key requirements:

  • PhD or MSc and relevant industry/academic experience in biochemistry, microbiology or equivalent

  • Substantial experience in the area of biopharmaceutical manufacturing and testing for  microbiological processes as well as regulatory/GMP compliance

  • Strong developed communication skills, ability to negotiate and present within the organization, with regulatory agencies and customers

  • Pro-actively seeking process improvements, with very good scientific/technology network in the field

  • Structured, focused and well-organized working attitude

  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English and/or German

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: R28489