Analytical Lead Scientist Quality Control Raw Materials

Switzerland, Basel

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.

For Drug Product Services (DPS), our successful Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) branch, located in Basel, Switzerland and Stein, Switzerland, we have exciting opportunities. Become a member of a team within Primary Packaging and Raw Material QC and is involved in executing incoming goods Control Testing of Raw Materials (Consumables, Excipients, Primary Packaging) to support drug product manufacturing. Assignments involve managing specifications, testing and release of raw materials to be used in clinical and commercial drug product production.

Key responsibilities:

  • Executes analytical testing for Raw Materials (Consumables, Excipients, Primary Packaging)

  • Performs assessments of testing requirements for Raw Materials for release via compendial analysis  (EP, USP)

  • Supports laboratory investigations as well as solves routine analytical challenges 

  • Documents results, performs reviews as well as compiles data for reports and presentations

  • Maintains, repairs, trouble shooting, qualification of lab equipment

  • Authors and approves documentation such as reports, Certificates of Analysis (CoA) ,Test Methods and Specification Sheets

  • Provides transfer of knowledge and hands-on technical training

Key requirements:

  • B.S or M.S in chemistry or related science field

  • Work experience in pharmaceutical industry

  • Understanding and application of cGMP concepts

  • Good problem solving, analytical and communication skills

  • Fluency in English is a must; German would be advantageous

  • Ideally demonstrated practical experience with testing, methods and instruments used for in analytical testing of raw materials

  • Advantageous: Experience with Raman, NIR/FTIR Spectroscopy

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: R40426