Scientist, Protein Characterization

Singapore, Tuas Singapore

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.

Did you know that we are the 1st biologics contract manufacturer in Singapore? We offer you exposure to upcoming biotech and established pharmaceutical companies and to the manufacturing technology needed to produce mammalian treatments and cell therapies of tomorrow. Our global manufacturing network is recognized for its reliable, high-quality services, regulatory track record, global footprint, innovative technology platforms and extensive experience – we, in Singapore are proud to be part of this global network.

Key responsibilities:

  • Adherence to EHS rules and regulations is required at all times.

  • With support from Supervisor/Study Lead perform the following activities with high levels of RFT: Routine cell culture (CLC or Bioreactors or characterization stages), analytical methods aligned with individuals training, routine downstream process development (material supply/process evaluation and characterization).

  • Plans and prioritizes labwork with input from supervisor

  • Document results in accordance with Lonza policies and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) – as appropriate

  • General lab support including housekeeping, equipment maintenance, inventory of supplies, etc.

  • Troubleshooting equipment and scientific issues

  • Actively contributes to operational efficiency initiatives

  • May participate in internal and customer project teams

  • May communicate directly with customers

  • May draft reports/protocols for review

  • Any other duties as assigned by Management

Key requirements:

  • Entry level with up to 2 years prior working experience in a lab either in industry or academia, or via an industry work training programme.

  • Understanding of theory and application of mammalian cell culture for production of biological therapeutics

  • Understanding of cGMP regulations

  • Good problem solving and analytical skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Good teamworking skills


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.

Vaccination status: As the above role requires you to work on-site*, only fully vaccinated** employees will be shortlisted for the role.  For fully vaccinated applicants, please indicate your vaccination status as “fully vaccinated” when applying for the role.

*In line with the latest advisory from the Ministry of Manpower dated 23 October 2021, from 1 January 2022 only employees who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 270 days, can return to the workplace.

** Lonza adopts the definition of “fully vaccinated” by the Ministry of Health in Singapore which means that you:

(a) have received the full regimen of WHO EUL vaccines from a specific manufacturer; and

(b) have met the prescribed post-vaccination period for the respective vaccine to be fully effective.

For more information, please visit: https://go.gov.sg/vdsmminfo

Reference: R45300