QC Associate Environmental Monitoring

Netherlands, Geleen

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.

Main activities contain the performance of QC assays, mandatory for intermediate testing and the release of Drug Product. QC Associate will have the possibility to expand experience in several QC assays spread over several projects, which brings variation, and flexibility in the job.

Key responsibilities:

Cell Therapy:

  • Perform and review cell and/or micro based assays (e.g. active air sampling, surface viable sampling, non-viable particle counts sampling) defined per training program
  • Ensure proper operations of laboratory equipment
  • Be supportive for the performance of QC methods during the transfer of QC assays and stability testing
  • Cross-departmental cooperation to ensure timely processing and reporting of results
  • Responsible for reporting test results towards Supervisor QC
  • Initiation of Quality Events as NC’s, CRF’s and OOS’s

Environmental Monitoring:

  • Perform quality activities as part of Environmental monitoring
  • Sampling of C and/or D grade cleanroom
  • Perform read-out and documentation of EM results
  • Maintain database for EM data
  • Request shipments to send out positive EM samples for identification
  • Initiation of Quality Events as NC’s, CRF’s and EM investigations
  • Receive results from identification and closure or investigations

Key requirements:

  • Working experience in QC activities related to the job (EM, Raw Materials or cell-Therapy)
  • The position requires a very precise and responsible working attitude.
  • Intermediate or higher vocational education in chemistry/biotechnology.
  • Preferably experience with GMP and basic knowledge of incoming materials, EM, microbiological (gram stain, sterility) or analytical (RT-qPCR, FACS, ELISA) techniques depending of the area of interest.
  • Good communication skills in English.
  • Accuracy, tidiness, self-organized, flexible, attention to detail.  
  • Team player.

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: R31582
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