Part Time Biotechnologist - Inoculum

United Kingdom, Slough

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.

An opportunity has arisen in our global Manufacturing Plant at the center of excellence in Slough. We are currently looking to recruit a Biotechnologist to join our Inoculum project on a part time basis.

The Biotechnologist will create and maintain inoculum cell culture of mammalian cell lines within a cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) clean room environment.  Inoculum cell culture is the starting material for the manufacture of clinical product at Lonza Biologics Slough.

The role will require the operator to be qualified in aseptic operations which includes cell revival, subculture and pooling cultures for inoculation into the next step.

This position will be working 19 hours a week including a half day on Friday or Monday and full working days on Saturday and Sunday.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of cell cultures to GMP using aseptic technique with accurate completion of batch records and log books.
  • Cell counting, environmental monitoring and aseptic activities.
  • Routine Laboratory maintenance (equipment checks, stores, cleaning).
  • Stock solution and medium preperation, followed by aseptic filtration.
  • Maintain up-to-date cGMP and safety trainings

Key requirements:

  • Previous Cell Culture experience is highly desirable
  • Manufacturing or Production experience is desirable
  • Working understanding of GMP regulations are desirable.
  • BSc in Life Sciences or related degree OR relevant Cell Culture experience is required.

We are open to viewing profiles of individuals who have little to strong hands on industry experience.

Should you wish to apply for this role, please submit your CV and a cover note detailing why you would like to work within Manufacturing.

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: R32131
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