Senior Scientist

United States, Durham (North Carolina)

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.

Senior Scientist will develop new products that will fit within strategic goals of our Cell Biology business. He/She will also contribute scientific expertise to other R & D projects as necessary, while providing technical and scientific ownership of development and application projects with strong project management skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Independently designs research projects, prepares project outlines, and tracks project progress toward milestones and deadlines for cell biology development and application projects.

  • Actively carries out cell isolation and cell culture experiments, either independently or as part of a matrix team, performs data analysis, and develops concise summaries with conclusions and recommendations. Conducts comprehensive problem analysis and troubleshooting.

  • Compiles experimental results into development reports, manufacturing and quality control instructions, and marketing tools incl. customer presentations, TechNotes, WhitePaper and peer-reviewed publications.

  • Manages the technical and scientific part of development and application projects and presents project progress and outcomes to peers, project teams and within the Bioscience Sub-BU.

  • Provides technical support for manufacturing and quality functions.

  • Evaluates ideas for novel products, improvements and applications and independently establishes new methods in the laboratory.

  • Represents of Lonza Cell Biology Products at scientific conferences and customer seminars. and supports SST, Sales and customers directly with training, application support and troubleshooting.

  • Supervises, mentors, and trains Research Associates with the objective to achieve project goals according to timelines and product specifications.

  • Constantly expands skill set and enhances knowledge related to cell biology by keeping up with the literature, interacting with fellow scientists, and attending scientific conferences.

Key requirements:

  • Ph.D. in a life science/cell biology discipline with at least 3-5 years of hands-on experience with primary solid tissue cells and/or iPSC cell culture and media.

  • Extensive working knowledge in primary or iPSC cell isolations, culturing, and characterizing.

  • Strong expertise and/or desire in developing and optimizing cell culture systems (Media, Matrices, MPS) for growth and expansion of primary cells.

  • Knowledge and expertise in cell isolation, advanced cell culture methodology, cell-based in-vitro models, media development, and cell-based assays is a plus.

  • Expertise with one or more of those areas beneficial:  Neurobiology, Vascular Biology, Airway and Stem Cell Biology especially iPSC.

  • Expertise with one or more of those areas beneficial: 3D Cell Culture, Spheroids, Micro-Fluidics, Bioprinting

  • Broad cell biology laboratory skill set, including Flow Cytometry, Immune cells-based assay, Immunocytochemistry, Immunohistochemistry, Microscopy, qPCR, ELISA, TEER, is desired.

  • Must be able to independently develop and assess new ideas, design project plans, and execute projects as part of a matrix team.

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Constantly expands skill set and enhances knowledge related to cell biology by keeping up with the literature, interacting with fellow scientists, and attending scientific conferences.

  • Establishes an excellent working relationship and open communication with colleagues across departments such as R&D, Legal, and Marketing

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: R56672