Postdoc/Postgrad QA Specialist Business Process CAPEX Projects

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.

In order to support our global growth  we are looking for Postdocs / Postgraduates  to support our strategic growth project portfolio and drive business process related topics within our quality organization. The main responsibilities are listed below, but not limited to and might be adapted depending on project priorities.

This 2-year contract position is based in Visp Switzerland, the site is easily commutable from Sion or Bern and the Bernese Oberland (35 minutes by train from Thun). Visp, also known as the sun center of Switzerland, is located in the Swiss Alps close to Zermatt, Saas Fee and Cran-Montana – a beautiful area to go skiing in the winter or enjoying great views during hiking and biking tours in the summer.

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive the implementation of global Performance Qualification standards across different Lonza sites

  • Coordinate & lead process improvement initiatives.

  • Support the definition and implementation of robust business processes related to the CAPEX project quality oversight.

  • Act as a key member in cross-functional project teams, by ensuring that cGMP and Lonza guidelines are followed and implemented during the entire phase of the project, from Ideation to Execution

  • Escalating issues in an open and timely manner and taking leadership for their resolution

Key requirements:

  • Master or PhD degree in Mechanical/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Engineering, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, or other related disciplines

  • Notion of biomanufacturing environment, cGMP requirements or Qualification and Validation is an advantage, but not required

  • Self-motivated individual with ability to solve problems, understand details and strategic vision, have strong analytical and investigative skills, provide pragmatic solutions with a collaborative approach

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously and strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Fluent in English required, German is an asset, any other language 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: R50433