Associate Principal Scientist - Protein Chemistry R&D - 12 month fixed term contract

United Kingdom, Slough

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. 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.

We are currently looking to recruit an Associate Principal Scientist – R&D within our Protein Chemistry team on a 12 month fixed term contract.

As an Associate Principal Scientist, you will be working within our Protein and Process Analytic R&D team, and will be responsible for delivering high value technical innovation to Lonza, both via specialist analytical projects and as part of wider collaborative project teams.

As a senior member of the team, you will be responsible for oversight and execution of the scientific activities of the team which includes elements of laboratory work, scientific review, and coaching, project management, professional mentoring, technology scouting and driving implementation fo new technologies within the Lonza network.

This role would suit someone who has extensive experience in analytical protein separation, and characterisation of biothearaputics using liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working within the lab environment to undertake various analytical projects within the protein chemistry team

  • Undertaking a wide range of analytical techniques such as liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry.

  • Oversight and execution of research and innovation projects within protein chemistry/R&D

  • Coaching and mentoring of more junior members of the team

  • Providing scientific leadership and direction within the team and through external collaboration

  • Technology scouting/assessment and engagement with the scientific community

Key requirements:

  • Phd Degree in Biological Sciences/(Bio)Chemical Engineering/Biological Engineering/Chemistry or have equivalent relevant experience

  • Practical hands on industry and/or academic experience in an analytical laboratory

  • Extensive experience in analytical protein separation, and characterisation of biothearaputics using liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry and other techniques. (IEX, SEC, HIC, HILIC, LC-MS and LC-MS/MS)

  • Documented history of high quality publications in the field of protein analysis desirable

  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to deliver technical projects within a matrix organisation

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.

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Reference: R38860