Core Technician - Viral Vector / Cell Therapy

United States, Houston (Texas)

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 Cell and Gene Therapy is the largest in the world and our Houston, TX site is growing.  As a Core Technician in Viral Vector or Cell Therapy, you will be working at, and learning from, one of the industry leaders. We are world-class manufacturing experts, who strive for continuous improvements in environments where change is constant. You will be part of a team, performing a variety of tasks involved in the production of sterile biological pharmaceutical products and collaborating closely with your colleagues to deliver innovative processes. As we run a 24/7/365 operation, roles may include working a variety of shifts, including nights and weekends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for aseptic processing of clinical grade product, participates in editing SOPs and batch records, maintains and stocks clean room environment with released inventory, monitors temperatures, expiration of materials and calibrated equipment.

  • Supports cleanroom environment maintenance at below alert limits by following established cleaning practice. 

  • Packages kits, blood tubes and final product for shipment and monitors expiry of critical raw materials as needed.

  • Complies with processes, procedures and instructions for all activities in which the team participates according to written guidelines and recognizes deviations from accepted practice.

  • Responsible for carrying out production processes in a GMP facility, with tasks including cell culture.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Life Sciences with basic lab experience.

  • Flexibility to work a variety of shifts, including nights and weekends.

  • Previous cGMP experience preferred.

  • Familiarity with Cell Culture and Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells preferred.

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: R53274