Lead Scientist

United Kingdom, Slough

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. 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 are currently looking for a Lead Scientist to join our Biopharmaceutical process development and small-scale GMP manufacturing site in Slough, UK.

The Lead Scientist is a key member of the laboratory team, working on multiple complex projects to resolve challenging technical issues and deliver high quality execution of experimental work.

The Lead Scientist is responsible for planning and executing complex experiments and supporting colleagues in planning and executing their projects. They will identify and implement technical and operational improvements and work closely with customers to resolve complex issues.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and be accountable for the delivery of multiple projects, including creation and completion of project dashboards.

  • Escalate potential risks and issues in a timely fashion.

  • Lead problem solving / trouble shooting / lessons learned activities

  • Coach, mentor and train members of department as required.

  • Be a role model for communication, best practice and behaviour within Process Development.

  • Accountable for Customer proposals.

  • Review and write reports to an agreed standard suitable for final review by Head of Department

What we need you to have:

  • BSc or equivalent in a  relevant scientific discipline.

  • Deep experience in cell line construction.

  • Proficient in leading projects independently.

  • Must be an accomplished communicator, excelling in customer interaction and presentations.  

  • Be competent in project planning, problem solving and exhibiting good scientific practice.

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: R32318
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