Scientist/Senior Scientist QC Raw Materials

Switzerland, Basel

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.

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 Scientist/Senior Scientist QC Raw Materials (Open)

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 (USP, Ph. Eur.) requirements for release.

  • Supports laboratory investigations/ Solves routine analytical challenges 

  • Documents results and performs reviews following GMP documentation practices.

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

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

  • Execute method development and validation activities

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

  • Works on initiatives to enable process improvement/efficiency

  • Liaises closely with partner groups to support development activities.

Key requirements:

  • B.S, M.S in chemistry or related science field, with 4-5 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry for Bachelor’s and 3-4 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry for a Master’s Degree.

  • Understanding and application of cGMP concepts.

  • Ideally demonstrated practical experience with testing, method development/validation of raw materials (Consumables, Excipients, Primary Packaging)

  • Good problem solving and analytical skills

  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Language skills written / verbal in English, German an advantage

  • Proactive attitude

  • Good team working skills

  • Advantageous: Experience with Documentum, Trackwise, Empower, iLab, SAP, LIMS

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: R44057