Group Leader - Process Analytics

United Kingdom, Cambridge
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 a Group Leader, Process Analytics to join our well established Development Services team. As a Group Leader, Process Analytics you will be managing a small team of scientists within our process analytics area and will be responsible for coaching, developing and ensuring effectiveness of the team. The team itself is responsible for providing analytical support for process development activities using a variety of analytical methods (HPLC, CE, ELISA for example).

This is an exciting opportunity to join our development services team Lonza, and will give you exposure to working with new, novel technologies within the biotechnology field. This role can be offered in either Cambridge or Slough.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage more junior members of the department who may be performing more diverse activities

  • Maintenance of resource schedule for team

  • Performance management for direct reports

  • Accountable for ensuring that direct reports are appropriately trained

  • Accountable for execution and delivery of Customer projects as required

  • Encourage professional and personal development of direct reports

  • Contribute to the day to day running of the department

  • Deliver an element of departmental strategy

  • Lead problem solving / lessons learned activities

  • Accountable for Customer proposals

Key requirements:

  • MSc or PHD in biochemistry/biotechnology or relevant related field

  • Hands on experience in biological or biochemical analytical techniques covering a range of analytical assays, including HPLC (High-performance liquid chromatography), CE SDS (Capillary electrophoresis sodium dodecyl sulfate), IEF(isoelectric focusing), ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) relevant to biopharmaceutical industry

  • People management experience essential - managing a small team including mentoring, developing and ensuring team effectiveness.

  • Assay evaluation/validation experience

  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to interact and deal wth internal/external stakeholders

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.

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Reference: R40652
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