Senior Validation Specialist

United Kingdom, Slough

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 currently looking to recruit a Senior Validation Specialist - Equipment and Facilities to join our team in Slough.

As a Senior Validation Specialist – Equipment and Facilities, you will be generating and executing a variety of validation documentation in line with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) involved with equipment and facilities in our biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant. (e.g. HVAC testing, gas testing, water systems)

In this role, you will be involved with both hands on and office based work, which involves access to equipment in manufacturing and laboratory areas. This will give you the opportunity to work within a large, complex organization with a wide range of exposure. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the generation and execution of validation project plans, protocols and reports.

  • Responsible for planning and managing the delivery of validation projects to meet current GMP regulations and guidelines, industry best practice and company policy

  • Formal review of validation protocols, reports and procedures generated by Lonza staff or external vendors

  • Process and manage quality records including change control, deviation and CAPA

  • Plan all work with and report progress to the validation scheduler, line manager and internal customer to ensure validation activities are aligned with QA, Quality Control, Manufacturing, Analytical Services, Manufacturing Science and Technology, Product Development and Engineering group

Key Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience working within a validation role within a biopharmaceutical industry, specifically dealing with equipment and Utilities validation within a GMP environment OR engineering background, with some exposure to validation/GMP/biopharma within utilities

  • Experience working with utilities validation specifically (HVAC testing, gas testing, water systems) essential

  • Previous experience delivering validation projects, with the ability to troubleshoot and seek resolution where needed

  • Experience managing quality records within biopharmaceutical industry

  • Excellent communication skills, able to liaise with internal customers and supporting functions

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy of work

  • Ability to prioritise in a busy, complex environment

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.

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Reference: R36650
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