Senior Chemist

United States, Greenwood (South Carolina)

Senior Chemist

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.

Performs various test procedures to determine the quality and uniformity of raw materials, in-process materials, and finished products in compliance with company specifications, quality standards and government regulations in support of the hard capsule business. Assists supervisor with projects and provides leadership and training to fellow colleagues and supervision in the absence of the supervisor.

Key responsibilities:

  • Performs calibration, qualification, maintenance and inventory of laboratory instruments, equipment, standards and chemicals.
  • Assures compliance with company standards and specifications, government regulations, as well as Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s) and Current Good Laboratory Practices (cGLP’s). 
  • Anticipates, identifies, and troubleshoots potential problems involving the quality and analysis of raw materials and finished products.
  • Communicates with all levels of management regarding material release, product requirements, and ensures that materials meet regulatory requirements.
  • Leads and executes planned and unplanned projects.
  • Reviews documentation for accuracy and compliance.
  • Conducts professional dialog with internal and external customers.
  • Conducts and leads meetings and communications effectively.
  • Maintains accurate and precise records.
  • Writes and executes validation protocols. (instrument and methods)
  • Writes and updates Standard Operating Instructions, Policies and Specifications.
  • Assists with internal and external regulatory and compliance audits.
  • Executes and completes assigned tasks within schedule and resource constraints.
  • Performs all job functions with the safety of themselves and fellow colleagues in mind.
  • Performs all job functions with the safety of themselves and fellow colleagues in mind.
  • Must be able to work 40 hours a week, which may include weekends, holidays, etc. 
  • Must be able to work additional hours/days as business needs dictate.
  • Attendance in the plant site is considered an essential function.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Laboratory Science, Chemistry or equivalent.
  • Intermediate experience in a quality oriented field.
  • Strong proficiency with word processing, database and statistical computer software.
  • Strong and professional communication skills. (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with standard and advanced laboratory equipment.

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: R38300