Group Lead Physico-Chemical Quality Control

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 a Group Lead Physico-Chemical Quality Control .

Key Accountabilities and Duties

  • You will lead and manage a team of lab scientists within the Phys-Chem QC group, also in a matrix organization across the entire group.

  • You will be accountable for the successful delivery of QC work-packages for assigned projects. This can include e.g. method validation, batch release and stability testing of customer clinical programs under cGMP and all applicable regulations.

  • Review results of analytical methods for assigned projects, e.g. HPLC and CE purity methods, content by UV, identity, color, clarity and opalescence, pH, osmolality, extractable volume, CCI, visual inspection, subvisible particles etc.

  • Manage quality events like deviations, CAPA, OOX or change requests including successful and timely close out

  • Effectively network and liaise with partner units and relevant stakeholders within the Lonza network to ensure the successful delivery of projects. 

  • Ensure effective use of resources (time, personnel, equipment, material, rooms), maintenance of equipment, cGMP and EHS (environment, health and safety) guidelines are followed.

  • Support growth of DPS QC to expand our DP QC analytical infrastructure and services for biologics, small molecule and peptide parenteral for clinical and commercial products

  • Establish or transfer new analytical methods and technologies as required

Minimum Required Qualifications/Skills

  • PhD or MSc in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field

  • > 2 years working experience in Analytics or Quality Control is a must, preferably for Biologics and under cGMP regulations

  • Proven leadership experience is a plus

  • Excellent working knowledge in majority of relevant analytical techniques, hands-on experience in Empower is a plus

  • Excellent communication, reporting and scientific skills

  • Ability to interpret complex analytical data and to work independently and in a team environment

  • Enthusiastic and open-minded with a proactive attitude

  • Excellent 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: R43762
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