Senior Scientist 80-100 % (m/f/d) QC mRNA

Switzerland, Visp

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 have recently been confirmed as the global manufacturing partner for Moderna’s vaccine against the novel coronavirus, providing a tenfold manufacturing capacity increase. As other businesses face increasing economic uncertainty, we are fortunate to have opportunities for expansion. Through this new collaboration, our work will have a significant, direct and long-term impact on the management of this global pandemic. Become part of this exciting opportunity and join our team by applying for the position as Senior Scientist 80-100 % (m/f/d) QC mRNA in Visp, Switzerland.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordination of projects and taking care for the technical realization of project steps during method transfer and consulting on projects after method transfer

  • Reporting on project progress and the escalation of issues when they occur

  • Initiation and completion of necessary process change controls, deviation and laboratory investigation reports

  • Responsible for providing and organizing adequate training to QC associates in order to enhance the site level compliance cGMP knowledge

  • Proactive follow-up on development activities within the applicable discipline as well building up and sharing of knowledge within the QC department

  • Creation, revision and review of cGMP documentation (SOP’s, Quality Instructions, protocols, reports…) based on a standard format related to quality control activities.

  • Participate in project related audits if applicable


Key requirements:

  • PhD degree in chemistry, biochemistry or equivalent education; or experienced  professional with a Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in a scientific discipline

  • Expert scientific knowledge in the field of analytical chemistry, focus HPLC

  • Sound regulatory (GMP & ISO 9001) knowledge,

  • Good Communication skills in English. German skills are beneficial.  

  • IT (incl. software used in QC like LIMS, Empower, DMS etc.)

  • Good organizational and project management skills

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: R34999