Technical Support Scientist
United States, Rockland (Maine)

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.

Rockland, ME has a need for a Technical Support Scientist who will serve as a scientific resource supporting site operations. They will specialize in the manufacturing of agarose products for electrophoresis and cell bioassays with the goal to develop and perform experimental designs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Scientific resource within the department and on cross functional teams supporting and driving continuous product and process improvements, validations, and investigations.   

  • Develop experimental design, perform experiments, compile and analyze data, write summary reports, prepare presentation and present information with conclusions and recommendations to team and stake holders.

  • Active presence in manufacturing to identify areas of improvement and initiate changes to streamline and simplify processes.

  • Lead/support in creating/revising SOPs, batch records and test protocols. Provide training to manufacturing techs and other departments as appropriate.

  • Maintain high quality standards for all products and processes.  Support/lead validations, establish vendor and product specifications, maintain Standard Process Controls for key products and processes.   

  • Lead investigations and manage projects to meet established milestones and deadline.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, with 4-6 years of industry experience

  • Or, Masters in Science in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, with 2-4 years of industry experience

  • Molecular biology, biochemistry science laboratory experience. 

  • Biotech manufacturing experience a plus

  • User knowledge of standard laboratory equipment

  • Experience in creating/revising SOPs, developing test methods, performing/leading validations and implementing new/improved processes. 

  • Knowledge of quality standards and systems

  • Statical analyses knowledge

  • Ability to work in fast pace continuously changing environment.

  • Self-motivated strong team contributor

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: R56146