Group Lead Formulation Development (m/f/d)

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 part of a group that enables its customers to meet some of the greatest challenges in patient treatment and join us by applying for the position as Senior Principal Scientist / Group Lead Formulation Development.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support build-up and establishment of drug product formulation development services for parenteral products incl. infrastructure and equipment

  • Identify, evaluate and  procure drug product process development laboratory capabilities

  • Design and execute formulation studies based on contracted terms and scientific inputs relevant to product

  • Plan and perform formulation development as well as characterization studies for liquid and lyophilized parenteral drug products of biologics (e.g. monoclonal antibodies, novel formats, ADCs, peptides), peptides and small molecules

  • Support laboratory activities by providing designing and reviewing study protocols, supervision, hands on trouble shooting etc. during execution of formulation studies

  • Author technical documents and support preparation of regulatory documentation

  • Ensure safety and health protection following lab and safety instructions as well as basic GMP qualification

Key requirements:

  • Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, or related fields

  • Significant work experience in biotech / pharma industry

  • Experience with technical issues and requirements for development of drug product formulation and/or processes of biologics.

  • Knowledge of lyophilization, primary packaging, aseptic product manufacture (protein or vaccine drug products and/or protein analytics is desirable)

  • Experience in formulation of ATMPs, including gene therapies using viral vectors, their regulatory landscape, as well as supervising execution of activities in BSL1/2 lab is an added advantage.

  • Excellent communication skills, excellent command of English both written and oral

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal as well as planning skills

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: R40907
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