Lead Scientist, Process Development

Switzerland, Basel

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.

For Drug Product Services (DPS), our successful Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) branch, located in Basel, Switzerland, we have exciting opportunities. Become part of a group that enables its customers to meet some of the greatest challenges in patient treatment and join us by applying for the position as (Senior) Scientist Process Development.

Key responsibilities:

  • Independently plan and perform pharmaceutical development studies for liquid and lyophilized parenteral drug products of biologics (e.g. monoclonal antibodies, novel formats, ADCs, peptides), and small molecules

  • Install, qualify, and maintain equipment and lab for pharmaceutical development following lab and safety instructions and all cGMP regulations

  • Perform the analysis e.g. protein content by UV, identity, color, clarity and opalescence, pH, osmolality, extractable volume, visual inspection, subvisible particles, moisture content and related DP analytics.

  • Manufacturing non-GMP drug product samples for supportive stability studies and preclinical use (e.g. GLP tox studies) applying aseptic working techniques

  • Ensures basic GMP qualification and performs documentation, material handling and use of equipment according to applicable quality standards. Ensure compliance to health and safety standards.

Key requirements:

  • A Masters degree preferably or equivalent in e.g. Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Relevant experience as a research/ technical assistant in drug process development

  • Good understanding of DP process development,  and technical knowledge of handling basic analytical equipment e.g. UV-VIS, pH, osmolality.

  • Good reporting, interpretation, documentation and presentation of scientific results

  • Experience with parenteral dosage forms, protein lyophilization or basic lyophilization technique will be 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: R37572
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