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Lead Scientist Purification Development – Lonza

The Lonza is looking for an interested candidate for the position of Lead Scientist Purification Development. This is a permanent role based out of our Development and Manufacturing facility in Slough. As a Lead Scientist you will provide scientific leadership on projects including, but not limited to, standard monoclonal antibody platform evaluations, process transfers (from Customer or between Lonza sites), recombinant protein process development, process characterisation and process validation studies to support licence applications.

Position Requirements:

  • Either a BSc or PhD in Biotechnology or in an appropriate scientific discipline plus relevant work experience
  • An excellent understanding of the theory and practice of protein purification and protein chemistry
  • Practical experience with laboratory scale AKTA chromatography and ultrafiltration (TFF) systems
  • Experience with a wide range of different recombinant proteins
  • An awareness of technology transfer of processes from laboratory scale to manufacturing plants.
  • Some knowledge of GLP/GMP or similar quality systems
  • Knowledge of GAP analysis methodologies (e.g. FMEA, Cause and effect analysis)
  • Process Characterisation and Validation experience in line with current regulatory guidelines
Employer Lonza
Posted 05-11-2015
Location Slough, Berkshire (GB)
Discipline Life Sciences, Biotechnology
Salary NA
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  • Carry out experimental work that adds to the knowledge capital of Lonza
  • Simultaneously lead / direct study programs
  • Collate, analyse and evaluate data from work / study programs and offer advice when required
  • Deliver multiple projects and additional responsibilities to agreed timelines
  • Review and critique reports to prepare them for final review
  • Prepare and deliver presentations, protocols and reports with right first time quality

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