Quality Control Analyst

United States, Walkersville (Maryland)

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.

Lonza Walkersville is looking for a Quality Control Analyst to join their team. This is a great opportunity to join a growing organization within Bioscience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine cell based testing, chemistry, biochemistry, and endotoxin detection testing of raw materials, intermediates and finished products according to Standard Operating Procedures and Test Methods in compliance with cGMP/GLP and USP guidelines utilizing proper aseptic techniques (where applicable)
  • Performs all aspects of sterility testing. This includes, but is not limited to, preparation and distribution of samples, environmental monitoring, core cleaning, bioburden, growth promotion qualification, and record management for all sterility testing
  • Run analytical method transfer and qualification/validation experiments per approved protocols and with detailed instruction
  • Record, analyze, and review all data related to testing
  • Perform general lab support activities such as housekeeping, equipment maintenance, inventory/ordering of supplies; Maintain compliance with all required training
  • Writes and revises Standard Operating Procedures and provides suggestions for method improvements
  • Provides support to both QC and interdepartmental projects. May serve as QC representative on project teams. Trains other analysts on basic and specialized activities. Writes OOS/Deviation Investigations with minimal oversight
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline (or equivalent experience) and laboratory experience or vocational educational experience in a field like chemistry or biology
  • Preferred area of study:  Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry with experience in a GMP/GLP related environment
  • Displays solid understanding of the process and workflow of daily job activities as it pertains to equipment and methods
  • Demonstrated dependability, initiative and the ability to work well within a team
  • Able to work with limited supervision on routine work or basic troubleshooting. Follows supervisory instructions as requested; communicating issues effectively and in a timely manner

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.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R33161