Project Scientist, Physico-Chemical Quality Control, DPS

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 DPS (Drug Product Services) in Basel Switzerland, we have an open position for a project scientist in our growing team. Working closely with Physico-Chemical and Quality Control, this team offers specialized services solutions for customers. Become part of this exciting opportunity by applying for the position of Project Scientist, Physico-Chemical Quality Control, DPS.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review and approve GMP phys-chem analytical tests for assigned projects as required (specifically including HPLC, iCE and CE identity and purity methods, content by UV, identity, color, clarity and opalescence, pH, osmolality, extractable volume, CCI, visual inspection, subvisible particles and related DP analytics).

  • Preparation and support of review of documents (including method validation, stability and other project related documents) as required

  • Preparation of supporting documents required for lab testing

  • Support lab team as first point of contact and monitor progress of sample testing and review

  • Support Sample Management Team on logistics of project related samples incl. disposal

  • Follow applicable SOPs and current GMP documentation practices.

  • Support QC project leads in collection and compilation of project relevant documentation and assist in organization.

  • Support the QC PL on successfully delivery of work-packages to support drug product development, in particular but not limited to method validation, release and stability testing of customer clinical programs under cGMP and all applicable regulations

Key requirements:

  • Training on the job as lab technician (CTA, BTA, PTA or EFZ) incl. solid work experience in relevant area or BSc, MSc in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field

  • Solid working experience in Analytics or Quality Control, preferably under cGMP regulations is an advantage.

  • Working knowledge in all relevant analytical techniques and with laboratory specific software (e.g. Empower, Chromeleon, LIMS-system)

  • Experience in reporting, interpretation and documentation of scientific results

  • Proactive attitude and attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and in a team

  • Good communication and inter-personal skills

  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English

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: R43058