MSAT Manager (Downstream)

United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)

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.

Lonza in Portsmouth, NH is growing, and we are seeking an experienced MSAT Manager (Downstream) for our newest 2kL scale manufacturing asset.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading a small group of professional scientists whose major responsibility is process transfer and support for a number of different customer projects
  • Accountable for the delivery of your team's downstream functional services to the manufacturing asset, ensuring work is carried out against time, quality and safety goals.  
  • Must be capable of motivating others and creating a positive work environment where interdepartmental collaboration, coaching and performance feedback are continuous.  

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree, Biological Sciences or Biochemical/Chemical Engineering
  • 12+ years of biotech industry experience (8+ years for Ph.D.) in process development and process scale up / manufacturing
  • Experience with large scale mammalian manufacturing support, current Good Manufacturing Practices, US / EU regulations, supervision
  • Project and program management skills with systematic approaches to problem solving and the ability to break down complex problems and tasks into activities capable of being performed by personnel
  • Strong knowledge of cell biology, protein structure, scale up, chromatography, Ultrafiltration/Diafiltration, virus filtration and basic knowledge of statistical data analysis
  • Coaching and developing people skills
  • Strong communication, technical writing, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision making
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • The capacity to motivate and encourage others, in the achievement of specific objectives, and to carry ultimate responsibility

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.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R50091