Process Expert MSAT - Mammalian Large-Scale (m/f/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 experienced Process Experts and Senior Process Experts at our newly built biologics large-scale mammalian facility. We have opportunities in upstream and downstream sections of the Drug Substance manufacturing process at a 20.000L scale. As a process owner and subject matter expert, you are responsible for the process fit assessment, tech transfer, scale up, process risk assessment, supervision, and optimization of the mammalian operations. Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now!

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform facility fit assessment, process risk evaluation, and complete process transfer documentation

  • Responsible for leading cross-functional teams tasked with technology transfers (process design and up-scaling) and timely process implementation at the manufacturing scale

  • Act as the interface between the process donor (customer, process development) and manufacturing

  • Act as a second line support of the manufacturing team for all process related issues either on call or by overseeing process steps during manufacturing in the facility

  • Direct communication with customers during campaign preparation, execution, and closure including regular reporting of batch status and process performance

  • Responsible for the resolution of process issues that may arise during manufacturing, considering all regulatory requirements

  • Provide process know-how as well as scientific and operational excellence expertise in connection with the biologics production

  • Secure technology transfer success by applying standardized processes and tools to manage the transfer of information, process-related risks, and change control

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor, Master's degree or PhD in Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering or related discipline

  • Significant experience in the area of biopharma manufacturing and / or process development preferably in Mammalian Manufacturing (large-scale)

  • GMP experience and good understanding of bioprocess technology

  • Very good planning and organizing skills, including project management and risk management skills

  • Excellent communication skills in English, German is a plus

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: R47126
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