Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. 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.
For Drug Product Services (DPS), our successful Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) branch, located in Basel, Switzerland and Stein, Switzerland, we have exciting opportunities. Become part of a group that enables its customers to meet some of the greatest challenges in patient treatment and join us by applying for the position as Senior Principal Scientist/ Principal Group Leader, Formulation Development, Drug Product Services.
Lead multi-disciplined drug product project teams to achieve all objectives related to drug product formulation/ process development and manufacturing of assigned customer projects
Manage group of technicians and/or engineers and/or scientists. Formally coaches and mentors other team members
Responsible for design, execution and delivery of formulation and process development studies for liquid and lyophilized parenteral drug products of protein biologics, vaccines and/or advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs), such as viral vectors and cell therapies
Develop and implement formulation, primary packaging (container closure system), and dosage form configuration to ensure stability, manufacturability, reliability and customer satisfaction
Analyze formulations in context of the product development using analytical and pharmaceutical test methods to ensure understanding and control of critical quality attributes
Critically review and interpret raw data and information. Interprets results and proposes next steps
Take care of work documentation work (e.g. development reports, support for preparation of regulatory documents)
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
Collaborate across LPB with analytical development, QC and manufacturing functions.
D. in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, or related fields
Significant experience in biotech / pharma industry
Experience of technical issues and requirements for development of drug product formulation and/or processes of biologics
Know-how in lyophilization, primary packaging, aseptic product manufacture of protein or vaccine drug products and/or protein analytics is desirable
Knowledge in formulation of ATMPs, including gene therapies using viral vectors, their regulatory landscape, as well as supervising execution of activities in BSL1/2 lab is an added advantage
Excellent communication skills, excellent command of English both written and oral
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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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