Pilot Downstream Senior Scientist

Pilot Downstream Senior Scientist

Lonza

Slough, United Kingdom

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Scientist to join our Pilot Operations team. This role will be part of a dedicated pilot batch execution team, to support the execution of the technical transfer of new or existing processes downstream (DSP) into the pilot plant.

As a Senior Scientist, you will be responsible for planning all batch execution logistics with technical hands on support for downstream (DSP) operations. You will work with internal customers as well as other cross functional teams to provide assurance of suitability to scale to cGMP manufacturing.

This role will give you the opportunity to develop hands on experience within biotech processes in a highly team focused, fast paced environment and would be suitable for candidates who thrive in a fast paced situation.

Please note: that this role will require 70% hands on laboratory work, and 30% desk based practical planning duties.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the preparation of associated process descriptions, batch records for pilot batch execution, include ordering raw materials for downstream (DSP) operations working closely in communication with process development, R&D and Technology Transfer (TT) scientists within the MSAT team.
  • With developed training and proficiency, understand prioritize and contributes to the work of the team daily tasks in set-up, operating plant equipment and associated process analytical technologies without direct supervision
  • Ensuring relevant transfer documentation is written and followed such that projects meet the required deadlines/customer outcomes.
  • Establish relationships with Process Development and R&D scientific peers to effectively challenge and participate outcomes in project discussions/meetings
  • Will use existing knowledge to resolve routine process issues and suggest improvements. Be proficient in structured data analysis identifying trends and offering solutions with the TT scientists for batch data for preparation of process summary reports for the customer.
  • Working independently will write and implement department EHS protocols, leads completion of continuous improvement activities to reduce costs, increase yield and productivity
  • Working with the team, leads the completion of continuous improvement activities reducing costs, and increase yield and productivity

Key Requirements:

  • BSc/BEng degree in a Scientific field or equivalent means of demonstrating ability with some experience in industry or a relevant academic environment
  • Good understanding of procedures and concepts within downstream (DSP) operations, working in an aseptic environment preferably within manufacturing/biotech industry
  • Experience with column chromatography, and filtration techniques used for technical operations within biotech industry
  • Knowledge of working with technical transfer processes within a manufacturing environment or experience working within a pilot laboratory preferred
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to contribute within the team, proficiency in structured data analysis, report writing, protocols and SOPs
  • Good attention to detail, proven problem solver, interpersonal qualities, self-motivated and positive with a demonstration to execute work without supervision in downstream area

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