Sr Principal Scientist, Global Process Development

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.

Due to growth of Lonza’s global Biologics network, Global Process Development (GPD) is seeking a Sr Principal Scientist to be located in Visp, Switzerland.  GPD consists of a focused group of senior subject matter experts (SMEs), with extensive experience in process development science. The team are responsible for the implementation of strategic technology programs and provision of SME support across the Lonza global Biologics network (Mammalian Biopharmaceutical Services | Lonza).  In this role you will lead projects that will enhance how we serve our customers on their journey to bring new treatment options to patients. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage multi-disciplinary projects across Lonza network with minimal direction. Communicate effectively at peer level and to non-technical stakeholders. Make and influence decisions amongst peer group

  • Lead matrix teams made up of individuals across functions and sites to deliver projects with successful outcomes.

  • Provide Subject Matter Expert know-how in 2 or more relevant areas within upstream, downstream and/or bioconjugation for biologic drug substance process development and manufacturing across Lonza’s global Biologics network

  • Effectively deliver projects to agreed milestones, scope and budget using lean methods. Demonstrate effective escalation, documentation, risk management and communication.

  • Present technical findings and recommendations to external customers in line with SME areas

  • Awareness and communication within peer group of Lonza strategy that underpins business growth

Key requirements:

  • Proven experience of leading matrix teams to deliver successful outcomes

  • Be a subject matter expert in 2 or more relevant areas within upstream and/or downstream for biologic drug substance process development and manufacturing

  • Demonstrable use of root cause analysis tools to troubleshoot complex and ambiguous technical issues

  • Project management of multi-functional/multi-workstream projects to meet agreed milestones and scope is highly desirable

  • Experience using digital tools to provide advanced data analysis of bioprocesses in development and manufacture is highly desirable

  • Experience of using multivariate data analysis to drive process improvement and optimisation is desirable

  • >8 yrs experience in a technically relevant field

  • Masters level degree in relevant scientific or technical discipline

  • Fluent in English.  Fluency in German is desirable

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: R55620