(Associate) Principal Scientist Formulation Development

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 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 Associate Principal Scientist for the Formulation Development team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Represent drug product services as formulation development subject matter expert and member of the non-platform molecule innovation team

  • Provide detailed development goals and milestones in collaboration with other team members

  • Identify business process and technical gaps as well as ways to bridge those to ensure achievement of defined goals

  • Collaborate with innovation team to design blue print for new business processes as well as technical tool box for drug product development

  • Ensuring new processes and technologies are scalable, cost-effective and market competitive

  • Manage and execute formulation development tasks for non-platform molecules applying new processes to support customer projects

  • Train and coach drug product services colleagues on new processes and technologies as well as communicate new development processes

  • Support provision of competitive proposals and creation of marketing content

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of trends in formulation development of non-platform biologics as well as CMC strategy, industry issues/trends and pharmacopeia

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)

  • Excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal as well as planning skills

  • Fluent English (written and oral)

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: R41432
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