Technologist Cell Culture Development (CCD)
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.
We have an exciting opportunity within Cell Culture Development (Research & Development) as a Technologist I based in Slough, UK. Cell Culture Development is responsible for the production of a wide range of proteins to support Lonza’s customer projects in the early development pipeline for manufacturing of therapeutic products. We are looking for a technologist skilled in mammalian cell culture techniques (preferably) to join our team. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to protocolled bioreactor runs, as well as standard bioreactor runs for material supply or cell line evaluation.
This position, involves working weekends as part of their normal working hours, which would include an allowance paid for unsociable hours. Full training provided.
Mammalian cell culture (passaging, revival, cryopreservation and media preparation)
Operation of bioreactors (inoculum grow up, wave stages, inoculation, daily monitoring and harvest)
Cell line stability studies
Customer project involvement in bioreactor activities
Draft COSHH assessments for review by COSHH assessor
Delivery of work in line with expected standards (safety, on time, right first time to the appropriate degree of quality)
Execute experimental plans, analyze and interpret experimental data, record with diligence and maintain experimental results in relevant databases
Equipment ownership where applicable
Adherence to good laboratory practice including cGMP where applicable
Operation of different equipment in line with bioreactors with standard, documented processes and procedures
Escalating issues in a timely fashion (technical)
Be willing and ready to learn new cell culture techniques
Reporting results to appropriate audience (e.g. customer presentations, data summaries, reports)
Completion and peer review of laboratory documentation accurately
Any other reasonable activities which are required or deemed necessary
Contribute to the routine lab maintenance to maintain high standards and participate in safety inspections
Degree in relevant scientific / technical discipline or appropriate laboratory experience. Experience in aseptic mammalian cell culture is preferable.
Technical competence in appropriate scientific discipline or technology
Able to notice and report anomalies in data and execution
Able to work under supervision to an established plan and work as part of a team
Proficiency with standard software such as Microsoft Office
Ability to work in a fast paced team driven environment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
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.