Bioconjugation Scientist (m/f/d) – Process Development

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 are expanding our process development team for Bioconjugates in Visp! Therefore, we are looking for a highly skilled biochemist, organic chemist, or scientist in a related subject with a strong interest in working in the interdisciplinary environment of chemically modified biomolecules.

In our team, you are responsible to plan, monitor, and manage projects for external customers as project leader/senior scientist for process development of bioconjugates. You are also responsible for the transfer of these processes into our GMP production facilities and support there manufacturing as a technical expert.

We are looking for you if you are a great team player, have the necessary skillset, and like contributing to bring this promising class of highly complex biopharmaceuticals to the patient!

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop scalable processes for antibody drug conjugates, non-cytotoxic modified antibodies or other bioconjugates for external customers

  • Plan, supervise and evaluate laboratory experiments

  • Present results internally as well as externally 

  • Collaborate within Lonza's multifunctional project teams and with external customers

  • Lead process development projects for preclinical programs and serve as the primary on-site interface for customers

  • Optionally manage, develop and coach up to five lab technicians

  • Anticipate, evaluate and implement trends and innovations in the area of expertise

Key requirements:

  • Master degree or PhD in life sciences, ideally with a multidisciplinary background relevant for the bioconjugation field. In case of Master degree, 3 to 4 years industry experience in relevant area required.

  • Process development experience

  • Excellent communication skills and soft skills to build solid relationships

  • Strong team player

  • Structured, focused and well-organized working attitude; open-minded for new ideas and suggestions; agile, highly motivated and dynamic; solution-oriented

  • Fluent in German and English

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: R32580
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