MSAT Process Expert - BioConjugates

Switzerland, Visp

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. 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. 

The site in Visp, Switzerland is growing and for our Biologics organization, we are currently looking for a MSAT BioConjugates Process Expert. Lonza has a strong track record in the manufacturing of BioConjugates from early clinical to large scale commercial supplies. Our dedicated Protein Conjugation Plant facility (PCP) is recognized as a center of excellence for Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADC) as well as other classes of BioConjugates. We are experiencing an increased demand in this area and as part of Lonza’s Ibex® Dedicate model, new BioConjugation suites will be built out within a pre-existing shell. In this context, a dedicated MSAT (Manufacturing Science & Technology) group for BioConjugation technologies was created.

In the position of MSAT Bioconjugates process expert, you will make a difference by being responsible for the successful supervision, support and life cycle management of BioConjugates processes running in Lonza’s facilities in Visp. You will play a crucial role in the network between the different departments as manufacturing, development, quality assurance and control. Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now!

Key responsibilities:

  • Support of the commercial and clinical re-supply BioConjugates GMP campaigns in our Ibex® and Protein Conjugation Plant (small scale and large scale PCP) facilities

  • Plan and supervise MSAT activities on project level to ensure that the processes deliver the required products with the required quality in a safely, timely and in a cost effective manner.

  • You will be responsible for:

    • The preparation of GMP clinical re-supply and commercial campaigns as part of a project team (tech transfer, scale up, GMP documentation, equipment)

    • Leading process troubleshooting on the manufacturing floor as needed

    • Change control management

    • Process validation activities

    • Annual product review (APQR)

    • Representing the facility during process specific inspections and audits as SME for area of responsibility

Key requirements:

  • Master or PhD (preferred) in Biotechnology, chemical engineering, organic chemistry or related disciplines

  • Significant experience in biopharma manufacturing and / or process development, preferably in the area of BioConjugates or DSP (Mammalian or Microbial)

  • cGMP experience and deep understanding of Bioprocess technology

  • Excellent communication skills for interaction with customers and within the project organization

  • Fluent in English and in German

  • Creative, agile, open-minded

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.

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Reference: R30687
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