Betriebsleiter (m/f/d) Biotech Pre-clinical Drug Product Manufacturing 80-100%

Switzerland, Basel

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.

For Drug Product Services (DPS), our successful Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) branch, located in Basel, Switzerland, we have exciting opportunities. Become part of a group that enables its customers to meet some of the greatest challenges in patient treatment and join us by applying for the position as (Principal) Scientist Pre-clinical DP manufacturing

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the pre-clinical Drug Product manufacturing team for biotech parenteral pharmaceutical products (vials, pre-filled syringes, ampules)

  • Create an inspiring and engaged work environment for the pre-clinical manufacturing team with efficient and agile working processes

  • Establish/Improve Drug Product manufacturing processes for proteins, antibody drug conjugates as well as cell&gene therapies

  • Lead strategic CAPEX investment projects from an user side (e.g. building of a new pre-clinical manufacturing facility)

  • Supervise the installation, qualification, and maintenance of manufacturing equipment for pre-clinical DP manufacturing

  • Supervise and ensure documentation of data following applicable lab procedures and current documentation practices

Key requirements:

  • Science or engineering degree (PhD, MSc) in a relevant discipline, e.g. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, or training on the job with significant work experience

  • Work experience in biotech and Drug Product manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry is prefered

  • People leadership experience in an dynamic and agile environment

  • Excellent communication skills with excellent command of English, written and spoken; ability to communicate in German is desired

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: R48127