Head of Data Science

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.

As one of the world’s most renowned companies for contract development and manufacturing, Lonza Pharma & Biotech is recognized for our reliable, high-quality services, our global capacity, our innovative technology platforms, and our extensive experience. Our broad capabilities span across biologics, small molecules, bioconjugates, and cell and gene therapies. The MSAT (Manufacturing, Science and Technology) organization is a critical component of driving business continuity, enabling growth and providing a source of competitiveness to Lonza.  Become part of this exciting opportunity by applying for the position as Head of Data Science.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop a team of data scientist and statisticians across all Visp Biologics manufacturing assets

  • Build and continuously develop the data science tool box (systems, applications, procedures) in collaboration with site and global functions to meet internal and customer needs

  • Support investigations and local or global initiatives with needs of data science

  • Work closely with operations to continuously improve data science services

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor, Master's degree or PhD in Biotechnology or similar, Data Science or similar

  • Significant experience in the area of biopharma manufacturing and / or data science

  • Very good planning and organizing skills, including risk management skills, strong leadership skills in volatile setting

  • Excellent communication skills 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: R56124
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