Associate Principal Scientist – Bioprocess Modelling – Slough, Berkshire

Associate Principal Scientist – Bioprocess Modelling


Slough, Berkshire


United Kingdom, Slough

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. 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 kind of work we want to be part of.

We have an exciting opportunity within our fast paced and innovate R&D department for an Associate Principal Scientist to join the team in Slough.

You will be working closely with Upstream Scientists, Bioinformatics and Technical Directors, supporting complex experimental studies. This role would deliver multivariate data analysis, deep learning, reinforcement learning and other novel machine learning (ML) techniques for process modelling of next generation integrated continuous biomanufacturing,  meeting industry demands and maintain Lonza as the lead supplier

Key responsibilities:

  • Develops and refine various bioprocesses models using ML tools
  • Develop soft sensor and feedback control loops for bioreactors
  • Working closely with the upstream scientists, bioinformatics or technical directors to support complex experimental studies.
  • Reviews experimental results and respective scientific documentation
  • Helps with ensuring lab procedures are adhered to and supports safety assessments.
  • Plan and coordinate all modelling work across various R&D upstream projects in PS&T team.
  • Mentoring and coaching of other individuals within the team
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key requirements:

  • MSc / PhD in a relevant scientific field (Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Bioengineering)
  • Experience with coding in Python or R (SIMCA software desirable)
  • Strong statistical background
  • Broad and detailed technology competence in Bioreactors
  • Demonstrated innovative skills and experience with leading complex technology projects.
  • High level of communication and presentation 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.


Reference: R50981