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Technician Scientist Degree Apprentice - Lonza

Cogent Skills
Slough, Berkshire
Closing date
16 Jun 2022

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Science / Research
Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Science
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
24 months+
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Lonza are looking to recruit a Technician Scientist Apprentice to provide technical support to cell line construction functions within R&D. Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the Pharma & Biotech and Speciality ingredient markets.

The position is a laboratory based position and will be to provide scientific and technical support to cell culture and cell line construction within the research and development environment as part of a cell line construction group based at Slough. The team are responsible for testing new host cell lines and expression systems as well as optimising the cell line construction process. The successful candidate will work closely with the team to carry out cell line construction activities. In line with Lonza’s procedures, a training plan will be put in place and implemented when the candidate on joining Lonza.  The expectation is that the person will be able to be effective in supporting cell culture and cell line construction activities within 4 months of arriving at Lonza. The successful candidate will join a fast-paced, results-orientated environment, with a high expectation that the candidate will deliver work right first time to high quality. Teamwork and collaboration is imperative with the R&D teams based at both Slough and Cambridge.

A high-quality of work will be expected, with an emphasis on accurate recording of data and procedures. In the R&D group, projects are managed within a matrix structure that requires flexibility and agility in working to tight timelines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of cell cultures and performing routine cell culture activities and media preparation.
  • Contributing to performing transfections, single cell cloning, using automated cell culture systems and miniature bioreactor evaluations as part of the cell line construction activities.
  • Contributing to data analysis, writing study plans, presentations and reports.
  • Maintaining electronic laboratory datafiles.
  • Supporting the team with preparation for experiments.

Laboratory support activities for maintaining equipment and the running of the laboratory.


At Lonza, we deliver technologies to enable a healthier world. We are a preferred global partner to the pharmaceutical, biotech, nutrition and specialty ingredients markets. Our solutions improve life quality by preventing illness, enabling healthier lifestyles and supporting a safe environment.

We work to prevent illness and promote a healthier world by enabling our customers to deliver new and innovative medicines that help treat a wide range of diseases. We achieve this by combining technological insight, with world-class manufacturing, scientific expertise and process excellence. We also offer a broad range of microbial control solutions, which help to create and maintain a healthy environment.

The Lonza Slough site combines several functions from within the Lonza Pharma and Biotech sector. These include the cell line and process development for customers, and R&D efforts to generate next-generation manufacturing platforms. Across the site state-of-the art equipment and processes are used to deliver high quality products and to accelerate R&D workflows.

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