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Senior Scientist/Engineer, Group Lead, Research & Development

Company: Lonza Biologics Porri--o SLU
Location: Bend
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Scientist/Engineer, Group Lead, Research & Development United States, Bend (Oregon)
Lonza Pharma & Biotech has an open position for a Leader of the Applications Core Sub-team to join the Next Generation Biomanufacturing R&D team at our location in beautiful Bend, OR. This is an excellent opportunity to join a challenging, dynamic, and cross-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers who focus on improving the manufacturing of biologics medicines. As the Application Core Sub-team Lead for the Next Generation Bioprocess R&D group, you will be responsible for leading a cross-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers who innovate and deliver solutions to biomanufacturing challenges at Lonza. You will be responsible for ensuring a high quality of science for R&D projects by engaging directly with your team on technical delivery of application core team projects, as well as continuously growing your team members, and supporting a collaborative, curious, and results-driven culture. The mission of the applications core sub-team you will be leading is to develop and transfer new biomanufacturing platform processes and technologies to the Lonza network. The team works closely with the Fundamentals Core Sub-team in Bend, as well as other R&D and operations teams globally in the Lonza organization to ensure development and transfer of new processes to the Lonza network. The applications core maintains a laboratory scale fully digital bioreactor laboratory, and a flexible pilot scale space for developing new processes for Lonza. The team is focused on designing and conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, and communicating results to Lonza R&D and operations teams. The team also leads the network in development of automated and digital bioprocess systems. The team applies strong engineering fundamentals to in a hypothesis-driven environment to guide the development and tech transfer of new technologies across the Lonza organization. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and grow a high performing team of scientists and engineers who innovate and deliver next generation process technologies
  • Ensure high quality of science and efficient delivery of process R&D projects
  • Responsible for growth of the considerable talent in the applications core sub-team
  • Contributing technically to projects directly with team members to ensure high quality of science
  • Proactively supporting a culture of innovation, team-work, curiosity, and driving results
  • Work closely with other R&D and operations functions at Lonza
  • Supporting agile project management framework
  • Travelling to conferences and other Lonza sites where needed to further the mission of the sub-team (
  • Effectively contributing outside of core technical area
  • Direct and frequent communication of scientific results to technical stakeholdersPosition Requirements:
    • B.S./M.S./PhD in Chemical Engineering/Bioengineering or M.S./PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or similar biological science
    • 6+ years of bioreactor laboratory experience.
    • Strong fundamentals in mass and energy balances, heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, reaction kinetics, and biology
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 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 . 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.

Keywords: Lonza Biologics Porri--o SLU, Bend , Senior Scientist/Engineer, Group Lead, Research & Development, Engineering , Bend, Oregon

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