Method Validation Group Leader – Slough, Berkshire

Method Validation Group Leader


Slough, Berkshire


United Kingdom, Slough

Method Validation Group Leader


 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 are currently looking for an experienced Method Validation Group Leader to join our Centre of Excellence for biopharmaceutical process development and small-scale GMP manufacturing in Slough, UK.

The Method Validation Group Leader will lead a team of scientists to deliver purity, impurity and activity method validation studies on time, on budget and in compliance with Lonza Biologics Safety and cGMP policies and specific regulations on behalf of the Analytical Service function

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage team performance, recruitment and retention
  • Maintain required training and skills to execute duties
  • Create realistic work plans deploying resources to deliver planned work schedule
  • Manage progress, operational constraints and unplanned events to maintain schedule adherence
  • Troubleshoot technical issues as required
  • Monitor team’s overhead & BUP levels and timesheet accuracy
  • Identify and manage individual and team training needs and plans
  • Provides coaching and performance feedback to all direct reports
  • Identify and implement process improvement opportunities
  • Engage with internal and external customers as appropriate to align customer needs with execution

What we need you to have:

  • BSc life Sciences qualified
  • Extensive experience within Method Validation.
  • Hands one experience within managing and or supervised a team to deliver packages of work to a defined timeline within the Biologics/Pharma industry
  • Demonstrates loyalty and commitment to team. Actively promotes the department.
  • Anticipates problems and shows initiative for problem-solving and generating new ideas.
  • Willing to undertake a range of tasks for the effective running of the department. Trustworthy with confidential information, is able to deal with confidential information in an appropriate and sensitive way. Does not divulge information out of department.

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: R51804