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Research and Development Bioprocessing Scientist (Upstream) 

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Research and Development Bioprocessing Scientist (Upstream)

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 kin

of work we want to be part of.

The R&D (Research & Development) Bioprocessing Scientist will work in a high

performing team with the goal of driving innovation in the development of novel

scalable viral vector production platforms for use in in vivo and ex vivogene

therapy applications. The successful candidate will identify, develop and

implement new and existing viral vector production technologies, specifically

upstream bioprocessing, using resources internal and external to Lonza in order

to create scalable robust solutions to viral production bottlenecks. This

hands-on bioprocess scientist will design and execute experiments, develop

metrics for evaluating results and technologies and procure equipment. The

incumbent will be responsible for acquiring, analyzing, and communicating

experimental data in cross-functional fashion.

Key responsibilities:

* Evaluating and developing next-generation viral production platforms,

with focus on various upstream platforms for gene therapy and

contributing to pipeline development of novel, high value vectors and

bioprocessing methods.

* Independently designs and executes experiments, including data analysis

and communication. Obtains and analyzes experimental data using

statistics and graphing software. Interprets results and proposes next


* Maintains accurate and up to date records, including appropriate lab

notebook recordings. Capable of achieving deliverables on-time and high-


* Present regular updates to supervisor, R&D management and process

development teams and/or present at technical meetings.

* Supports evaluation of business development opportunities in the area of

novel viral gene therapy platforms.

* Writes and revises technical documents including lab Standard Operating

Procedures (SOPs), test protocols and reports

* Participates in lab maintenance and procurement activities.

Key requirements:

* Advanced Degree with significant experience in relevant field required.

Required area of study: Cell Culture, Bioprocessing

* Expertise in upstream bioprocessing

* Knowledge of cell clarification processes or technologies

* Experience with suspension cell culture and bioreactor

* Fermentation experience

* Solid understanding of GMP

* Viral experience is a plus

* Ability to troubleshoot and think outside the box

* Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to thrive

in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment are essential.

* Independence and a strong work ethic are a must.

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.