Lead Scientist, Physico-Chemical Quality Control

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 and Stein, 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 Scientist Stability Physico-Chemical Quality Control.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee assigned project(s), including monitoring timelines, proper execution and reporting

  • Review and approve cGMP phys-chem analytical test reports as required, following applicable SOPs and all current documentation practices (including HPLC and CE purity methods, content by UV, identity, color, clarity and opalescence, pH, osmolality, extractable volume, CCI, visible particles, sub-visible particles and related DP analytics)

  • Develop and establish analytical methods and technologies to support Phys-Chem QC and lead trouble shooting activities (specifically including HPLC, iCE and CE identity and purity methods, content by UV, identity, color, clarity and opalescence, pH, osmolality, extractable volume, CCI, visual inspection, subvisible particles and related DP analytics)

  • Carry out phys-chem analytical tests under GMP to support Phys-Chem QC as required, following applicable SOPs and all current documentation practices

  • Support cGMP regulated analytical method transfer and validation

  • Install, qualify and maintain instruments for Phys-Chem QC in close alignment with current best practices and regulations

  • Support installation and  qualification of new instruments, ensure proper maintenance of equipment for DPS Physico-Chemical Quality Control in close alignment with current best practices and regulations

  • Ensure proper maintenance of equipment, safety and health protection following lab and safety instructions and all cGMP regulations

Key requirements:

  • Training on the job as lab technician (CTA, BTA or PTA)

  • Extensive working experience as a research/ technical assistant in the pharmaceutical or chemical industry, in analytical quality testing (QC).

  • Proven track record of working in a cGMP-regulated environment is advantageous

  • Strong working knowledge in relevant analytical techniques in protein/peptide analytics. Experience with laboratory specific software (e.g. Empower, Chromeleon, LIMS-system)

  • Experience in reporting, interpretation and documentation of scientific results.

  • Good communication and inter-personal skills; Ability to work independently in a team

  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English

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: R38151
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