Senior Scientist Cell Culture Development

United Kingdom, Slough

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.

The Senior Scientist is a key member of the laboratory team who works on multiple well defined projects to deliver high quality execution of experimental work following all safety and quality procedures. They are responsible for planning and executing standard experiments and also, with appropriate support, dealing with more complex projects. The Senior Scientist will work closely with customers to present progress on project stages, understand their needs, respond to project challenges and ultimately deliver a world class experience.

This role is for a position in Cell Culture Development, based in Slough, with a focus on 10 L bioreactor work. It will involve a combination of laboratory work and customer interaction .

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparation of complex media and feeds; may write text files for new solution preparations

  • Operation of standard and non-standard bioreactor processes; process transfer of standard processes

  • Basic cell culture, cryopreservation and revivals

  • May operate standard and non-standard ambr processes, writing new programs

  • Technical review of new documents/SOPs

  • Ownership/Troubleshooting of multiple equipment processes in common area of expertise (e.g. bioreactors, ambr15, ambr250) and introduction of new equipment

  • Introduction of new materials/consumables

  • Coordinating and delivering training in an area

  • Standard work: completion of timesheets, maintenance of LSO profile, participation in Hoshin Level 0 meetings

  • Act as a Science Lead/Study Director on customer program

Key requirements:

  • Scientific Degree holder

  • Logical and organised approach to problem solving. Can facilitate problem solving workshops

  • Proven ability to plan and deliver using Gantt and Action log

  • Organises thoughts in a logical way that conveys the important information.

  • Self-directed in learning. Developing areas of subject matter expertise.

  • Ability to teach others laboratory skills.

  • Ability to present experiments and data clearly within department and to customers.

  • Ability to design data collection plans and analyse data.

  • Ability to design and interpret simple DOE experiments

  • Application of Continuous Improvement tools and techniques such as 6S, visual management, mistake proofing and the 8 wastes

  • Ability to conduct basic process / data analysis (7 basic quality tools), interpret output and develop robust solutions

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: R38453
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