Senior principal scientist/ senior group leader 80-100% (m/f/d)
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 DP focused branch located in Basel, Switzerland and Stein, 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 Principal Scientist/Group leader Formulation Development.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead formulation development activities related to liquid and lyophilized parenteral drug products of large molecule biologics(e.g. monoclonal antibodies, novel formats, ADCs, peptides), ¬†vaccines and small molecules.

  • Design, plan, execute and deliver formulation studies as well as characterization studies based on contracted terms and scientific inputs relevant to product

  • Supervises the analyses of formulations in context of the product development using analytical and pharmaceutical test methods

  • Author technical documents and support preparation of regulatory documentation

  • Manage group of technicians, engineers and/or scientists and collaborate across departments

  • Ensure safety and health protection following lab and safety instructions as well as basic GMP qualification

  • Contribute to improvements, explore new technologies and lead integration of activities

  • Enable innovation and technical strategy projects, generate IP and evaluate and implement new methods and technologies

Key requirements:

  • Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, or related fields

  • Significant work experience in biotech / pharma industry

  • Experience with technical issues and requirements for development of drug product formulation and/or processes of biologics.

  • Knowledge of lyophilization, primary packaging, aseptic product manufacture (protein or vaccine drug products and/or protein analytics is desirable)

  • Excellent communication skills, excellent command of English both written and oral

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal as well as planning skills

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: R55192