Lead Scientist - Analytical Method Validation

United Kingdom, Slough

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 are currently looking to recruit a Lead Scientist to join our Method Validation team based in Slough. As a Lead Scientist working within our Method Validation team, you will be working to validate Lonza methods in support of process and product development, and manufacture for antibodies and other recombinant proteins being manufactured by Lonza.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to validate methods, devised by the method development team for use globally within Lonza.

This role is mostly office based (with a small amount of lab based work) - when you are not required in the lab there is flexibility to work remotely.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performing laboratory work, collating, analysing and interpreting data to communicate progress and escalate challenges to Line Manager, project teams and customers as appropriate.

  • Leading multiple complex studies (transfer and or validation for a range of analytical methods) /project simultaneously and ensure work executed appropriately.

  • Leading trouble shooting/out of specification investigations and associated quality records as required

  • Reviewing and approving GMP documentation e.g. SOPs, protocols and reports, regulatory as required.

  • Delivering training; promote good scientific practice and process improvements in line with regulatory requirements as a subject matter expert

  • Coaching and/or mentor junior scientists/technologists

  • Evaluating and driving new innovations to the Method validation department

Key requirements:

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in life science or equivalent relevant field

  • Great wealth of experience in executing/leading method validation studies with strong technical skillset in any of the following methods: HPLC (RP, IEX, SEC), icIEF, cell based assay, ELISA, qPCR, Biacore

  • Advantageous to have experience with Sialic acid analysis, Oligosaccharide analysis, pMAP

  • Experience working within a GMP Environment

  • Demonstrated experience of transfer and validation or purity, impurity or identity methods

  • Highly motivated, and demonstrates commitment to team

  • Strong communication 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.


Reference: R46929
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