Scientist, R&D Hard Capsules

France, Colmar

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. 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.

Lonza’s Capsules & Health Ingredients business is the trusted partner for innovative products, including capsules and health ingredients, customization services and end-to-end dosage form solutions for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies.

Colmar, France | Lonza is currently looking for a Scientist, R&D Hard Capsules . We are looking to reinforce our global Hard Capsules R&D team in charge of developing new and optimizing existing products with a  Scientist with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Polymer Science, Chemical engineering, Food Science, Paints and Coatings, Dip-molding processes, with excellent skills in polymeric and disperse systems physicochemical characterizations and related applications.

Key responsibilities

  • Implementing strategy for the development and manufacturing of new  or optimization of the existing hard empty capsules within foreseen timelines
  • Reviewing scientific literature to provide input for capsules development strategy and to analyse, challenge and interpret the results
  • Designing and conducting laboratory experiments, proposing and implementing (new) relevant characterization tools required for capsules development and processes scale-up
  • Analysing, challenging and interpreting the test results, to enable understanding the outcomes and to drive next steps
  • Editing technical reports and presentations in collaboration with scientists and others as required
  • Acting as a subject matter expert in highly cross-functional environment
  • Using the network of internal and external experts to reinforce own skills or knowledge base and to increase Company’s unique know how in capsules development

Key requirements:

  • PhD or Master Degree with 2-3 years of experience in the relevant fields
  • Areas of interest:  Polymer Science, Chemical engineering, Soft materials, Food Science focused on physicochemical characterization of polymeric and/or disperse systems
  • Language: Fluency in English is mandatory; French is valuable asset
  • Able to respond to changing priorities and handle multiple projects at a time
  • Demonstrate the ability to readily obtain new soft or technical competencies
  • Ability to work independently or within (cross-functional) teams
  • Data driven and problem-solving oriented
  • Passionate about research and investigations

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: R56408