Group Leader Cell Banking IBEX (f/m/d)

Switzerland, Visp

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. 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.

The site in Visp is growing and for Ibex™ Solutions, our recently launched unique biological manufacturing and development concept in Visp, Switzerland, we are currently looking for a Group Leader Cell Banking IBEX, is responsible for the management of the Cell Banking Lab Group in Ibex™ in Visp. He/she will lead a team of scientific and technical experts and will be responsible for the successful development and optimization of Cell Banking production, Cell bank characterization and Cell bank storage for Ibex™. Additionally, he/she will be accountable for the performance and results of the assigned area including cost control. The Group Leader Cell Banking Ibex™ will be a member of the Production Leadership Team.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Manages a team of scientific, technical experts and technicians within Ibex™ Cell Banking Lab with full responsibility for all aspects of human resource management such as qualification, development, coaching, hiring, pay decisions and discipline issues.

  • Responsible for setting up the Cell Banking Lab in Ibex™

  • Ensures a good information exchange from the upper management levels to his/her team and the other way around through regularly team meetings and escalation of issues.

  • Implements the Lonza culture via openness for change and new ideas, cooperative teamwork and continuous improvement even outside the own area of responsibility

  • Coordinates the various projects in his/her assigned group

  • Ensures that the group deliver high quality services to customers within the agreed timelines.

  • Working as a lead in the Capital investment project for building and commissioning of the Cell Banking Lab and infrastructure

  • As end user main driver for the operational and equipment set-up in coordination with other Lonza sites.

Qualifications and skills required

  • Bachelor / Master degree. Preferred area of study:  Biology, Biochemistry; Biotechnology, or related disciplines

  • More than 8 years of experience in the area of biopharma analytics and / or analytical development preferable in the area of Mammalian Cell culture

  • Expert in the area of Large molecule QC and analytical method development. Deep understanding of protein biochemistry, good understanding of business and financial processes

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Excellent communication skills in speaking, writing and presenting often at higher levels (German & 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: R32950