Teamlead (m/w/d) – Microbial Process Science and Technology

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.

As a leading CDMO we continuously drive innovation and focus on the development of state-of-the-art microbial production processes. To further improve Lonza’s microbial XS technology platform we are looking for a Senior Lead Scientist – Microbial Process Science and Technology at our R&D site in Visp, Switzerland. As a member of the  Microbial R&D Team in Lonza Biologics you will collaborate with other R&D teams and closely interact with our on-site microbial CDMO services. In this role you will actively support the development of new standardized platform processes for USP and DSP and will incorporate appropriate analytical technologies. As a SME for microbial process science and technology you will participate in the execution of Lonza's innovation strategy and support the development of attractive new offerings for our customers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead internal and external innovation projects from concept delivery and align these with our strategic innovation programs, CDMO services and commercial business needs

  • As a SME you will provide cross-discipline scientific expertise to Lonza’s R&D teams while establishing a strong network with external experts, CRO’s and academia

  • Support the innovation process by scientific expertise and ensure successful technology transfer to our microbial CDMO services

  • Integrate automation, analytical technology (e.g. PAT) and high throughput technology in the development of standardized USP and DSP platform processes

  • Lead and develop a team of scientists and technicians and ensure project supervision, documentation and reporting

Key requirements:

  • Advanced degree in biotechnology, biology, biochemistry or similar (PhD preferred)

  • Experience in bioprocess development (USP and DSP) for recombinant proteins and corresponding analytical methods

  • 5-10 years of Project Management experience, ideally in industry

  • Leadership experience

  • A Lean/agile mindset and/or experience in automation, scale down models or continuous process design is a plus

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: R36850
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