Global MSAT Process Implementation and Support Scientist

United Kingdom, Slough

Global MSAT Process Implementation Support Scientist

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 have an opportunity for a Global MSAT Process Implementation Support Scientist to join our team.

This senior scientific role will be part of a Global MSAT Biologics team responsible for managing the technical support and (new) process technology team both remotely and on-site when required across the Lonza Biologics Operations network.

The role will operate in areas of cross site process tech transfer, new technology introduction and continuous process improvement in partnership with network site functional teams and be the critical contact on customer cross site projects.

The role will facilitate cross network collaboration leading the continuous improvement initiatives and support site implementation of Global projects and procedures.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible to provide technical leadership and know-how directly with cross functional teams across the Lonza Biologics operations network on a day to day basis supporting Global project implementation to the sites ensuring all project time lines and objectives are consistently monitored and delivered e.g. GCI’s (Game Changing Initiatives)  
  • Responsible as a point of contact for support and resolving critical network technical problems (as required) working cross functionally across sites to maintain internal and external customer project outcomes e.g. Global QA Alerts.
  • Responsible to oversee implementation of new innovative process technologies from R&D into the Global network sites developing deployment plans cross functionally supporting the on-site teams during all phases of transfer to meet business targets (as required) e.g. CoG’s
  • Responsible to provide daily technical coaching and mentoring to members of the Global and site MSAT teams with specific technical problem resolution and improve operational execution. Supports the training and knowledge transfer to improve overall expertise and capability of the Global MSAT network.
  • Accountable to maintain and establish a professional internal and external network to maintain technical and compliance knowledge and know how consistent with the role objectives and team development.

What we are looking for:

  • PhD or equivalent means of demonstrating ability with considerable experience in industry or a relevant biologics development or manufacturing environment
  • Has demonstrated extensive knowledge in field of expertise either from process development or a cGMP manufacturing operations background and on-the job training, working as either as an individual contributor or in a management supervisory role.
  • Recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME) in field of relevance e.g. biologics process development or from working in a cGMP MSAT environment. Ability to technically understand complex non routine unit operations with a proven track record of successful technical transfer expertise.
  • Has a deep understanding of manufacturing science and process as a whole and also Lonza’s business practices and customer expectations.
  • A role model in demonstrated interpersonal skills with ability to work with others in a technical coaching capacity. Works well with both internal and external customers in problem resolution. Experience in working in cross functional project management and technical transfer activities with ability to multi task, prioritize and be an effective decision maker.
  • Proven problem solver, implementing improvements, has an excellent technical attention to detail, communication skills both written and verbal, interpersonal qualities with a continuous improvement positive mind set.
  • Proven experience working with external customer peers on technical planning design and execution of technical scopes of work, showing resilience and tenacity to deliver on time against goals and objectives.

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: R43523