Global MSAT Technology Transfer Lead (m/f/d)

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. 

The site in Visp, Switzerland is growing and for our Biologics organization, we are currently looking for an experienced Global MSAT Technology Transfer Lead to provide centralized expert level technical oversight for international technology transfers from both pilot scale into first time large scale Manufacture, and for existing processes moving between network sites in support of the Global Biologics Operations network. Become part of this exciting opportunity and apply now!

We are advertising for a strategic position directly leveraging substantial existing knowledge and expertise in Biological Tech Transfer to influence and oversee the implementation and adherence to best practices for Tech Transfer between sites.  This would suit candidates with substantial experience of personally leading Tech Transfer, scale up and the management of strategic projects involving extensive customer interaction.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the technical oversight of international tech transfers to large scale assets including all aspects of process transfer Stages of Work, adherence to best practice and coordinating across sites and boundaries with network peers to ensure successful outcomes in terms of cost, timeline and customer objectives

  • Represent the Global MSAT technical function acting as chaperone for the oversight, preparation and execution of site to site transfers, collaborating with sending and receiving sites ensuring adherence to best practice

  • Represent the MSAT function working cross site and cross functionally with R&D and PD to implement to desired timelines innovative and new process technologies

  • Make technical decisions and ensure successful transfer to manufacturing of pre commercial projects identifying and resolving technical problems as required

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of structured technical or business improvements to ensure continuous improvements in project tech transfer execution and customer project outcomes

  • Attend and represent Lonza’s scientific reputation at customer project meetings in areas of expertise e.g. Technical Transfers, process scale up, etc.

Key requirements:

  • Masters or PhD, preferred area of study:  Biological Science, Biochemical Engineering or related field

  • Substantial experience with bioprocessing and personally leading technology transfers for both Single Use and Stainless Steel based operations with infield expertise across scales between 1K and 20K e.g. From within Mammalian cell culture, Process Development, USP or DSP MSAT or GMP operations

  • Significant experience of working across GMP sites, functions and boundaries

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work cross functionally both with internal and external customers at all levels of the organization

  • Strong problem-solving and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated resilience and can do attitude

  • Fluency in English

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: R55361