Process Transfer Lead Scientist / Engineer x Multiple Opportunities

22 Feb 2018

As part of Lonza’s exciting expansion we have a number of openings for Senior Process Transfer Engineers/Scientists. Leading the technical transfer of multiple concurrent manufacturing processes (either USP and/or DSP) using a defined structured approach between Process Development, through pilot stage to cGMP manufacturing.

As a Process Expert, provide detailed technical support via multiple customer project teams to deliver the required complex technical process documentation in collaboration with external customers and internal cross functional teams providing oversight through to a robust capable cGMP scale process. With your internal networking have influence and credibility across operations in area of expertise and with MSAT team management. Act as a coach/mentor to team members and cross functionally.

Key Responsibilities: 

Represents MSAT within multiple customer facing product project teams using a standard methodology/procedure to successfully transfer both defined as well as complex process stages either into USP and/or DSP cGMP manufacturing from development through MSAT pilot scale facilities.

Be accountable for the management of technical risks associated with process transfer, identification & introduction of new raw materials for pilot and production scale batches and work cross functionally to ensure communication of all critical process and technical information such that projects meet the required deadlines/customer outcomes. Actively communicates, presents data, negotiates and collaborates with the customer via both face to face meeting and teleconferences.

Accountable for 24/7 on plant technical support, process monitoring and complex data analysis. Responsible for delievering effective operator training for critical unit/process operations and off line completion of quality actions (e.g. deviations, change controls, CAPA’s) working effectively in cross functional teams to deliver improvements to required outcomes.

Contributes to the immediate resolution of identified manufacturing process issues through use of knowledge and experience, leading RCA procedures to ensure continuous improvements are made to the cGMP manufacturing processes and operations. Will work with SME’s to develop knowledge base, deepen process understanding and also advise as needed junior level team members on specific technical problem resolution through sharing key knowledge.

Proactively resolves technical challenges to support preventing deviations in unit operations.

Introduce new technologies and how they may be applicable to process innovation, cost or yield improvement.

What we are looking for :

Have a PhD or be able to demonstrate equivalent relevant experience

Have strong knowledge in laboratory development and/or a manufacturing operations background.

Be a recognized expert in field USP and/or DSP operations from working in a cGMP environment.

Ability to understand complex non routine unit operations with a proven track record of successful technical transfer expertise.

Have experience working in cross functional project management and technical transfer activities with ability to multi task, prioritize and be an effective decision maker.

Have a deep understanding of manufacturing process as a whole.

Strong interpersonal skills are required with ability to work cross functionally with internal and external customers.