Scientist QC Raw Materials (m/f/d)

Switzerland, Basel
Switzerland, Stein

Randstad Inhouse Services is looking for a Scientist QC Raw Materials (m/f/d) for Lonza AG (100%). This is a temporary position for 12 months, with an opportunity of extension.

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While Lonza works in science, there’s no magic formula to how they do it. Their greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, they let their people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work Lonza wants to be part of.

The Scientist QC Raw Materials is a member of a team within Primary Packaging and Raw Material QC and is involved in executing incoming goods Control Testing of Raw Materials (Consumables, Excipients, Primary Packaging) to support drug product manufacturing. Assignments involve managing specifications, testing and release of raw materials to be used in clinical and commercial drug product production.

Key responsibilities

  • Executes analytical testing (including compendial analysis (EP, USP)) for Raw Materials (Consumables, Excipients, Primary Packaging).

  • Performs assessments of testing requirements for Raw Materials (Consumables, Excipients, Primary Packaging)  against compendial requirements for release.

  • Supports laboratory investigations/ Solves routine analytical challenges  

  • Documents results and performs reviews.

  • Maintenance, repairs, trouble shooting, qualification of lab equipment

  • Authors and revises Specification Sheets and associated change management documentation.

  • Compiles data for reports and presentations – data interpretation and draw conclusions

  • Authors and approves reports, Certificates of Analysis (CoA) and Test Methods

  • Works on initiatives to enable process improvement/efficiency

  • Coach, train and mentor junior members of the team to assist in their development, providing a transfer of knowledge and hands-on technical training.

  • Liaises closely with partner groups to support development activities.

Key requirements

  • B.S, M.S in chemistry or related science field

  •  2-3 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry for Bachelor’s and 1-2 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry for a Master’s Degree.

  • Understanding and application of cGMP concepts.

  • Ideally demonstrated practical experience with testing, methods and instruments used for in analytical testing of raw materials (Consumables, Excipients, Primary Packaging)

  • Good problem solving and analytical skills

  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Proactive attitude

  • Good team working skills

  • Advantageous: Experience with Raman, NIR/FTIR Spectroscopy

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For Lonza, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How they achieve their business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, they respect and protect their people and their environment. Any success Lonza achieves 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, Lonza offers the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R39457