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MSAT Senior Data Scientist (Hybrid)

Houston, TX
Start date
Apr 24, 2024

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Science/R&D, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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.

Lonza Houston’s Cell and Gene Therapy Facility is the largest in the world and our facility is growing.  We are looking for professionals to grow with us and we have an exciting opportunity in the Manufacturing Sciences and Technology (MSAT) department as a Senior Data Scientist. The Sr. Data Scientist role is a member of the Manufacturing Science and Technology Shared Services (MSAT SS). As such, the individual in this role is responsible for supporting process data analytics (i.e. Global Data Mart) and acting as the Lonza Houston site Global Data Mart Administrator. This role requires direct interfacing with key stakeholders, in order to identify and implement user requirements, ensure appropriate planning, and execute project tasks, data analysis, manage project risks, providing training and establishing procedures that are necessary for the utilization of the Global Data Mart / Statistica system. The incumbent in this role is the project lead who will organize recurring project meetings and is responsible for meeting agenda, minutes, drives overall project execution.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the administrator of the Global Data Mart (GDM) at the Lonza Houston site, while implementing and/or processing the data entry set up and process data analysis based on the integrated statistical software STATISTICA. Experience with other statistical analysis software such as MATLAB, Discoverant, Spotfire or others is acceptable.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to gather user requirements for process data track and trending.
  • Leads project team meetings at established frequencies and is accountable for successful project execution.
  • Serves as the liaison between global support team and the local process teams.
  • Sets up web-based data entry templates and analysis configurations to allow for appropriate analysis and enable entry and verification/integrity of process data, in compliance with 21CFR Part 11.
  • Must be able to complete assignments as instructed, on-time and accurately.
  • Be actively involved in maintaining high quality data collection systems and continuous improvement.
  • Created GDM/Statistcal data interface with LIMS, TrackWise and PI historian, etc.
  • Responsible for generation/review/approval of validation documents for the GDM/Statistica System
  • Supports as needed process validation activities and investigations using statistical tools.
  • Performs other job tasks as defined by line manager.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline (biomedical, chemical, biochemical, etc.), or a life science equivalent.  A Master’s degree in a related field is a plus. Computer/database background is acceptable.
  • Knowledge of statistics (e.g. ANOVA, T-tests, Regression, Control Charts)
  • Strong knowledge of Statistical Process Control and Continuous Process Verification
  • Understanding of large-scale biotechnology unit operations and GMP requirements
  • Strong leadership skills, capable of distilling complex analyses into easy to understand presentations.
  • Able to communicate status, needs, forecasts, risks and timelines effectively to management and stakeholders.
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication
  • Displays a clear willingness to listen to others. Has good interpersonal skills and works interdepartmentally in an effective manner to achieve objectives
  • Shows commitment and dedication and strives to be ahead of schedule.
  • Demonstrates ability to find creative solutions to issues and obstacles. 
  • Practices safety awareness at all times and considers impact of actions prior to executing activities.
  • Strong computer skills (including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.), data systems and data analysis;
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills in problem-solving and decision making;
  • Attention to details and high level of accuracy.
  • Capacity to motivate and encourage others, in the achievement of specific objectives, and to carry ultimate responsibility of project deliverables.

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.


Lonza is a preferred global partner to the pharmaceutical, biotech and nutrition markets. We work to enable a healthier world by supporting 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. Our unparalleled breadth of offerings enables our customers to commercialize their discoveries and innovations in the healthcare industry.

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, today, Lonza operates across five continents. With more than 17,000 employees (full-time equivalent), we comprise high-performing teams and individual talent who make a meaningful difference to our own business, as well as to the communities in which we operate. The company generated sales of CHF 3 billion with a CORE EBITDA of CHF 987 million in H1 2022. Find out more at


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