Group Lead, Chemistry

United States, Bend (Oregon)

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 Pharma & Biotech has an excellent opportunity for a Group Lead, Chemistry to join their Product Development team at their Bend, Oregon location. We are looking for a self-starter that will lead a multidisciplinary team to design, develop and advance drug products to the market on behalf of customer’s and their patients. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise daily activity of direct reports toward project deliverables
  • Provide appropriate systems, SOGs, and guidance
  • Ensure safe work environment, processes, and standards
  • Ensure data quality and integrity
  • Adhere to development quality systems and standards
  • Schedule work to meet project deliverables across multiple projects
  • Accountable for the quality of project deliverables
  • Identify and execute continuous improvement opportunities on specific equipment, operations, and/or systems
  • Train, develop, and retain personnel
  • Manage personnel within company systems
  • Provide ongoing feedback and guidance to direct reports
  • Assist and support GMP manufacturing by participating in activities, including, but not limited to: development study design and execution, training, clinical tech transfer, investigation support, product commercialization and ongoing product support, equipment design and qualification, and change control
  • Ensure safe work environment, processes, and standards
  • Perform other duties as required

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, at minimum, in chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical science or other related engineer/scientific field
  • Significant experience in drug development or related field, including relevant graduate school experience
  • Strong leadership, writing, and communication/presentation skills are required
  • Must be independent, self-motivated, organized, able to multi-task, and skilled in communication, facilitation, and collaboration
  • Individual must be a team player prepared to work in and embrace a team-based culture that relies on collaboration for effective decision-making
  • Successful candidates must be able to learn quickly and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated balance of collaborative leadership and autonomous problem solving

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: R36739