QA Manager: Cleaning Validation

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 QA Manager for Cleaning Validation. In this role, you will QA responsible for cleaning validation in the biopharmaceutical plants, including cleaning qualification, validation activities at scale, and periodical cleaning reviews.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparation of validation documents together with the cleaning teams (study design/ risk assessments/ writing protocols and reports) according to Lonza procedure and in compliance with regulatory guidance.

  • Lead the cleaning validation activities including communication with customers, as appropriate

  • Support the QC cleaning studies and review/approve the documents.

  • Assess the validation impact of changes and deviations in the cleaning process

  • Ensure a cleaning validation overview of the plants and the corresponding products.

  • Preparation of Periodical Cleaning Reviews

Key requirements:

  • M. Sc. degree in a life science discipline (PhD in biotechnology or chemistry, preferred)

  • Ideally, you have gathered your first experience in a similar position

  • Fluency in both German and English (written and spoken)

  • Ability to multi-task and to work towards deadlines

  • Good team player, willing to learn and grow with the team

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)

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: R31009
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