Senior Bioprocess Engineer Single Use Systems

Switzerland, Visp

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there is 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 is the kind of work we want to be part of.

Our Senior Bioprocess Engineer will take over and manage the operational activities of assigned manufacturing projects with overall responsibility of standardization of Single Use (SU) equipment/systems at Up Stream- (USP), Down Stream Processing (DSP) and Media- and Buffer (BMS) preparation within the Business Unit, BioAtrium (a joint venture between Lonza and Sanofi). She or he will be the functional lead for an interdisciplinary team of fellow process engineers and specialists and be accountable for the performance and results of the assigned projects.

Key responsibilities:

     Develop and implement BioAtrium Single Use (SU) standardization strategy and roadmap in alignment with local (site Visp) and global Lonza SU strategy.

     Manage BioAtrium SU supplier strategy and maintain exchange with the SU supplier network.

     Lead multi-disciplinary project teams as functional lead for all manufacturing aspects of assigned projects.

     Ensure a high level of technical and process standardization within the production plant.

     Work as SU production expert in capital investment projects for building and commissioning of manufacturing units.

     Implement state of the art GMP documents and regulatory requirements for corresponding SU assets and products.

Key requirements:

     BSC/MSc plus respectively > 5/3 years’ experience within the biotechnology industry.

     Excellent biotechnology expertise and/or knowledge in biotechnical engineering preferable in the area of mammalian cell culture and/or protein purification.

     Practical experience with Single Use Systems.

     Strong leadership and very good communication skills through interaction with all kinds of interfaces within and outside the organization; strong team orientation.

     Structured problem solving skills (Lean Six Sigma Yellow / Green Belt), focused and well-organized working attitude; open-minded for new ideas and suggestions; high motivation and dynamic drive; solution-oriented.

     Fluent in German and/or English; advanced GMP understanding.

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: R33116
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