Clinical Application Scientist - REMOTE

United States, Walkersville (Maryland)

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.

As a member of the Lonza – Personalized Medicine Clinical Application Team, the Clinical Application Scientist works in a high-performing, cross-functional team with the goal of developing, transferring and supporting scalable manufacturing processes for cell therapies using a novel manufacturing system. The Clinical Application Scientist works with various global Lonza groups, clinical and research centers within their geographical territory, to assure progress and stability of cell therapy projects.

The Clinical Application Scientist evaluates and recommends new technologies to enhance efficiencies of processes and scale.  Routine activities include instrument demonstrations, customer trainings, and technical transfer of cellular therapy processes, while providing technical support and assay guidance to Personalized Medicine’s partners and customers. Also, generate reports, execute experimental studies, analyze data, support the execution of development and manufacturing activities, and provide additional support to other departments as required (Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Program Management).

This role is 100% remote with a significant amount of travel domestic and/or international travel.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plans and performs demonstrations and trainings for the Cocoon® Platform, eventual tech transfer of cell therapy processes, and ongoing support of Personalized Medicine customers/collaborators
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the cell therapy field through continued research and trainings
  • Critically analyzes processes for improvement and scalability.
  • Utilizes expertise in upstream production, harvest, and recovery technologies to establish and optimize new processes for manufacturing
  • Capable candidate troubleshoots processes, compiles and analyzes data, and summarizes results in high-quality reports supported with appropriate laboratory records.
  • Independently designs and executes experiments. Interprets results and proposes next steps.
  • Helps create and revise task orders for contractual relationships. Supports new client development.
  • Delivers results in a timely fashion, communicates effectively, and maintains effective communication with cross-functional teams and collaborators
  • Supports a collaborative work environment through the sharing of knowledge and experience within his/her area of responsibility
  • Member of the customer support team, which assists with resolution of customer complaints and maintaining customer satisfaction. Works with to optimize cell manufacturing runs
  • Collects and relays customer complaints, feedback, and ideas to their appropriate departments.
  • Promotes the Cocoon® Platform to the cellular therapy community through seminars, conference attendance, contribution to publications, etc.

Key requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Biology, Immunology, or other relevant field required; Doctorate of Philosophy in Biology, Immunology, or other relevant field, preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in cell therapy from a biotech or similar industry, preferred
  • Computer skills, MS Office
  • Comfort with hands-on work with capital equipment; Troubleshooting skills – electrical, mechanical, software
  • Laboratory skills relevant to production of cellular therapies – cell culture, flow cytometric analysis, bioreactor use, etc.
  • Systematic and organized workflow
  • Ability to work in clean environments
  • Attention to detail; Thorough and clear documentation skills
  • Independent task management and ability to make decisions
  • Communication skills for relaying information to Lonza and customers
  • Valid passport/visa for international work

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.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R40446