Scientist Analytical

China, Guangzhou

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.

Lonza is establishing a strategic biomanufacturing base in China using GE Healthcare Solutions. With the new facility, Lonza is responding to growing demand for a high-quality CDMO in the Chinese market. You will be joining the Analytical Development team in Lonza Guangzhou Biologics. The Development group are responsible for the development and characterization manufacturing processes used for the production of novel therapeutic recombinant proteins for Lonza’s global client base. The purpose of this role is to execute  analytical development activities and to provide technical expertise to support troubleshooting activities at both laboratory and manufacturing scale.

Key responsibilities:

  • To perform hands-on laboratory work with high levels of right first time in the upstream, downstream or analytical development team contributing to the development of processes suitable for technology transfer to the Current Good Manufacture Practices manufacturing teams. An understanding of Current Good Manufacture Practices manufacturing facility constraints and their impact on development activities will be developed.
  • May contribute to method validation / characterisation activities by performing supporting laboratory scale studies.
  • Interpret analytical data provided by the analytical team as required to define subsequent steps.
  • Start to deliver high quality communication to ensure an outstanding customer experience (written reports, teleconferences, face-to-face meetings).
  • Working as part of a site and/or global project team in multiple projects and ensure timely delivery of project workstages.
  • Processes include either one of the following: Analytical Test methods include, but are not limited to, techniques using capillary electrophoresis, high-performance liquid chromatography, oligosaccharide analysis, spectrophotometry, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction, etc.
  • Adherence to Environment; Health; Safety rules and regulations required at all times. Suggests improvements where possible.
  • Documentation of results in accordance with Lonza policies and current Good Manufacturing Practices  – as appropriate.
  • General laboratory support including housekeeping, equipment calibration and maintenance, inventory of supplies, etc.
  • Efficiently manage own time to meet commercial goals.
  • Draft reports suitable for Science Lead review.
  • Contributes to the design and implementation of operational efficiency projects.
  • The initial phase of this position will be involved in the establishment of the facility (including but not limited to equipment purchase and qualification runs, facility design and set up)

Key requirements:

  • Degree or Masters in a relevant Science field or Equivalent.
  • Fresh graduates or with 1 to 2 years work experience.
  • Understanding of theory and application of recombinant protein expression or protein production, purification or analysis
  • Understanding of Current Good Manufacture Practices regulations.
  • Good problem solving, analytical and teamworking skills.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is an advantage

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: R38919
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