Biotechnologist 3 (A Shift Nights)

United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)

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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 Senior Manufacturing Associate is responsible for the manufacture of therapeutic proteins (API) under cGMP conditions. Senior Associates are expected to demonstrate expertise and breadth of knowledge in executing process recipes across a variety of production activities, following written procedures (SOPs), monitoring equipment and processes, independently performing laboratory tasks, including pH, conductivity testing, product sampling, and conducting routine sanitization tasks to maintain facility and equipment and train other operators on these tasks. They are expected to demonstrate expertise and technical leadership in cGMP compliance and an in-depth understanding of process flow and be able to make decisions based on that experience. Senior Manufacturing Associates are able to troubleshoot complex and non-routine equipment events, initiate and assess deviations, review batch records and logbooks. May be asked to assume responsibilities for covering shift supervisor absences/vacations.

Shift Schedule: The shift schedule is from 7pm-7am, on a rotational schedule every other week:

  • Week 1: M/T/F/SAT/SUN

  • Week 2: W/TH

  • Shift differentials are included for weekends and nights worked

  • Initial 2 week training period on day shift Monday-Friday upon hire

Key Responsibilities

  • Set up, operate equipment, and monitor production processes, including clean-in-place (CIP) and steam-in-place (SIP) operations and report production in written and electronic documents in accordance with good manufacturing practice (GMPs) and good documentation procedures (GDPs), troubleshooting issues and review documentation as appropriate.

  • Demonstrate mastery and strong understanding of suite specific production activities and laboratory tasks such as bioreactor inoculation, chromatography column operation, product sampling, etc. and the scientific theory behind the operations and microbial controls.

  • Administrative tasks – attending shift exchange, meetings, sending/receiving emails, participating in projects, demonstrate strong technical writing abilities (deviation initiations, SOP creation, etc.).

  • Train other personnel on equipment operation, cGMPs, documentation, technical theory, microbial controls or other tasks. Maintain individual training plan.

  • Review documentation (batch records, SOPs, Logbooks) for completeness, clarity, accuracy and submit edits to documents for revision as required.

  • Perform material movements, transfer raw materials, chemicals into, out of, across the production areas.

  • Maintain facility and equipment through routine cleaning and sanitization, support 6S programs.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent minimum; AS/BS preferred;

  • Preferred area of study: Science related discipline

  • 3+ Years' experience working in manufacturing within Biotech, Life Science, or Pharmaceuticals industries.

  • Prior experience training and supervising other employees is preferred

  • Proven logic and decision making abilities, critical thinking skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • The employee is living the cultural beliefs with the flexibility to adapt to changing business priorities. Is open to and actively seeks out feedback on their performance and translates that feedback into action.

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: R56374