Quality Intern

Canada, Kingston

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.

There is an opportunity to join the Personalized Medicine team based in Kingston, Ontario, for a 12-16 month internship. The project involves establishing and stabilizing the Quality Management System to support the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of the Cocoon® platform. This product exhibits cutting-edge technology to automate the production of cell-based therapies for clinical applications. Currently, the primary application is focused on CAR T cell immunotherapy treatments for cancer-related treatments. For more information, please see the following link: https://www.lonza.com/cocoon. The intern will work on a cross-disciplinary team to leverage controls of quality processes KPI (key performance indicators) and act as a key member in Quality Improvement projects to meet Quality goals and cost reduction.

Key responsibilities:

  • Define, create, and update logs on Quality System processes which include complaints, nonconformance reports, deviations, change controls, and corrective actions to provide meaningful and timely KPI to the organization.

  • Participate in migration of product Design History File and other quality documents into the electronic Document Management System.

  • Provide critical analysis of Quality Control Plan and Risk Management documentation.

  • Ensures the company complies with the Quality Policy, Quality Manual, and local requirements.

  • Actively participate in continuous improvement activities, corrective action planning, and customer satisfaction initiatives as assigned.

  • Present results to the direct supervisor and members of the team.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key requirements:

  • Undergraduate student in the field of Science, Engineering, Business.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.

  • Enthusiasm for continuous improvement.

  • Must be able to work full-time (37.5 hours per week), Monday through Friday both remotely or on-site.

  • Detail-oriented, highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks.

  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.

  • Past experience working within a quality management system or regulated environment is beneficial.

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: R47893