Laboratory Coordinator - Purification 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.

We are currently looking to recruit Laboratory Coordinator to work within our Purification Development labs based at our manufacturing site in Slough, UK. As a Laboratory Coordinator, you will ensure that the Purification Development laboratories are safe and productive places to work.

Key responsibilities:

  • Completing and maintaining GMP training status to >90% at all times

  • Working to Lonza’s Environment, Health and Safety requirements at all times

  • Coordinating all Purification Development laboratory equipment

  • Coordinating equipment booking systems

  • Coordinating equipment lists and replacement schedules

  • Coordinating equipment service schedules

  • Coordinating equipment commissioning/decommissioning activities

  • Ensuring replacement parts are available for use as required

  • Liaising with colleagues in other departments, not limited to Engineering, Site Laboratory Services, Process Analytics and Research & Development to ensure that activities are coordinated and efficient.

  • Coordinating the Purification Development laboratory housekeeping rota

  • Coordinating new starter training, including laboratory training

  • Maintaining stock lists of consumables and ordering as appropriate to meet minimum stock levels

  • Ordering specific items for experimental work

  • Managing the deliveries for Purification Development

  • Managing Purification Development freezer capacity and stock lists

  • Acting as a departmental Environment, Health and Safety representative

  • Ensuring that all Purification Development COSHH records are up to date

  • Would be on cold storage out of hours call-out rota

Key requirements:

  • Extensive experience of working in a busy laboratory or technical environment and coordinating activities is a must have.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Able to perform routine biochemical laboratory calculations, including use of standard form numbers and buffer molarity calculations.

  • Highly organised

  • Experience of using electronic and paper based record systems

  • Able to work as part of teams with representatives from multiple departments and agree distribution of responsibility for activities

  • Comfortable working with defined processes and systems that require strict adherence to rules

  • High attention to detail especially when completing paperwork to maintain data integrity

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: R40059
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