Environment, Health and Safety Manager focus on Biosafety (f/m/d)

Switzerland, Visp

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.

The site in Visp, Switzerland is growing and for our Biologics organization, we are currently looking for a  Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager who is responsible for the successful implementation, supervision and optimization of Environmental, Occupational Health, and Safety programs at the Visp site. The role is also responsible for assuring compliance of the site in regard to biosafety standards and regulations.

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Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for EHS programs at Visp site, specific focus Biosafety.

  • Drive compliance with EHS regulations and international standards on site.

  • Assures compliance of the site with general biosafety standards and policies as well as with national and international biosafety regulations. Maintain and evolve biosafety documents (e.g. project registrations, SOPs, guidelines, biosafety manual) based on evolving authorities’ requirements and industry trends and standards.

  • Acts as the internal and external contact person (e.g. inspection authorities) to promote safe microbiological practices, processes, procedures and proper use of containment equipment and facilities. Conduct and participate in periodic internal and external biosafety audits and compliance reviews of the site.

  • Evaluates and performs biosafety risk assessments, provides advice and takes appropriate actions to remediate and/or mitigate biosafety risks on the site and determines biosafety level & safety measures for all “bio”-projects on the site.

  • Representing EHS in new projects: Identifying needs, propose recommendations and provide implementation of EHS support and clear EHS requirements. This has direct impact on project costs

Key requirements:

  • MS or PhD in Microbiology, Biochemistry or related areas, EHS certification will be an advantage

  • Relevant experience preferable in industrial production, in microbiological and laboratory safety; additionally experience in a cell culture lab and/or in medical area is a plus

  • Knowledge of national biosafety guidelines and regulations; Biosafety Courses recommended by the Swiss biosafety authorities are a plus, but can be attained on the job

  • Intrinsic motivation to promote a proactive culture of safety and compliance and accounting for biosafety

  • Take initiative, be organized and be able to manage multiple priorities in a timely manner

  • Fluency in German and English is a must

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: R44239