Scientist - Polymer Sciences

France, Colmar

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.

Position is based at our site in Colmar, France, specialized at manufacturing various types of empty hard capsules intended for use in pharmaceutical or supplements industry . We are looking for Scientists with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Polymer Science, Chemical engineering, Delivery devices, Paints and Coatings, Dip-molding processes, with excellent and proven skills in polymeric and dispersion systems physicochemical characterizations and related applications, to reinforce our global Hard Capsules R&D team in charge of developing new and optimizing existing products.

Key responsibilities:

  • Setting, defining, and justifying a project

  • Implement strategy for the development and manufacturing of new hard empty capsules or optimization of the existing

  • Design and conduct laboratory experiments, propose and implement (new) relevant characterization tools required for capsules development and processes scale-up

  • Prepare the work programs of (senior) technicians making sure project is executed, within timelines

  • Edit technical reports and presentations in collaboration with scientists and others as required

  • Review scientific literature to provide input for capsules development strategy and to analyse, challenge and interpret the results

  • Deep analyzis of test conditions and outcomes to provide strong scientific input to relevant teams

  • Participating in internal and external teams on technical issues by sharing own expertise

  • Use the network of internal and external experts to reinforce own skills or knowledge base and to increase Company’s unique know how in capsules development

Key requirements:

  • PhD with 5 years of experience or Master Degree with 7-10 years of experience in the relevant fields

  • Preferred area of study:  Polymer Sciences, Chemical engineering

  • Language: Fluency in English is mandatory; French is valuable asset

  • Able to respond to changing priorities and handle multiple projects at a time

  • Demonstrate the ability to readily obtain new technical competencies

  • Ability to work independently or within (cross-functional) teams

  • Passionate about research & investigations

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: R38959