At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia.
Our vision :
We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.
Our mission :
We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.
Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?
Job Description Summary
For DPS (Drug Product Services) in Basel Switzerland, we have an open position for a Principal Scientist / Group Leader in our growing Phys-
Chem Analytical Development team. Working closely with Quality Control and Formulation Development, this team offers specialized services solutions for customers.
Become part of this exciting opportunity by applying now.
Key Accountabilities and Duties :
Establish DP analytical infrastructure and services for biologics, small molecule and peptide parenterals for clinical and commercial products
Supervise the installation, qualification and maintenance of all instruments for DP phys-chem analytics in close alignment with current best practices and regulations
Develop and establish analytical methods and technologies to support formulation development and DP QC (specifically including HPLC and CE purity methods, content by UV, identity, color, clarity and opalescence, pH, osmolality, extractable volume, CCI, visual inspection, etc.)
Build, lead and manage a small team of lab scientists within the Phys-Chem Analytical Development group. Manage resources across the Analytics Department matrix organization.
Liaise with partner units within the Lonza network to ensure the successful delivery of projects. Ensure effective use of resources (time, personnel, equipment, material, rooms), maintenance of equipment, order and safety and health protection and following lab and safety instructions and guidance and all cGMP regulations.
Ensure the proper maintenance and qualification of equipment, safety and health protection following lab and safety instructions and all cGMP regulations
Enable innovation and technical strategy projects, generate IP and contribute to scientific publications and conference talks, evaluate and implement of new methods, as required
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and skills required :
PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field
4 years of industry, working experience in analytical development and quality control, preferably under cGMP regulations
Excellent working knowledge in all relevant analytical techniques as well as ability to interpret complex analytical data
Very good communication skills
Outstanding reporting, supervisory and scientific skills
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Good inter-personal skills
Enthusiastic and open-minded
Willingness to learn and carry out new and complex tasks
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English