QA Team Lead (f/m/d) Operations Buffer Preparation

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.

Ibex® Solutions ( is a modular build complex to develop and manufacture biological products. It enables companies to get access to a complete solution, gaining speed and achieving a simplified value chain. The Ibex® Complex is our contribution to the medicine of tomorrow and possibly the next step in your career? Start your career with Lonza today.

For our new buffer preparation plant within the Ibex Solutions biopark we are looking for a dedicated, team-oriented and experienced QA Team Lead (f/m/d) Operations Buffer Preparation.

This team will ensure Quality oversight over the production of buffers for various biotech Drug Substance facilities (e.g. mRNA vaccine production, therapeutic proteins)

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading and development of a team of QA Managers responsible for all quality assurance aspects of buffer manufacturing (incl. batch record review, batch release, deviation and change control management)

  • Promotion of GMP understanding within the department and deputies for the Head QA in interdisciplinary committees

  • Supporting of the development of quality systems within the department and the implementation of state-of-the-art strategies (e.g. microbiological control and contamination prevention strategies, quality risk management)

  • Responsible as SME for Quality/GMP Compliance as well as Subject Matter Expert during audits and inspections

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor, Master degree or PhD in chemistry, biotechnology, life science or related field

  • At least 7 years of experience in the GMP area within a pharmaceutical industry (preferably in the biopharmaceutical environment)

  • Excellent cGMP knowledges and experience in inspections / audits and in the interaction with authorities

  • Good communication skills as well as strong team orientation

  • Structured, focused and well-organized working attitude; open-minded for new ideas, agile, higly motivated and solution-oriented

  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English; good German skills advantageous

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: R38580
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