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Head of Process Development - Virus production

ViraTherapeutics is a young, fast-growing biopharmaceutical company developing innovative virus-based therapies for cancer and immune diseases. Our technology is proprietary and we are currently preparing our first product for clinical development. We need to expand our team with highly skilled and motivated individuals to foster our ambitious growth plans.
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and creative
Head of Process Development
Virus production, upstream and downstream processing

Your key tasks include:
  • Implement and validate cGMP compatible production and downstream processing of virus-based biologics from eukaryotic cell based fermentation though downstream steps like tangential flow filtration, chromatographic methods etc. to formulation.
  • Transfer process and technologies from benchtop to pilot scale and finally to contract manufacturing organization (CMO), including counseling and guiding such CMO.
  • Design, develop, characterize and validate analytical and quantification methods, e.g., cell based-assays, qPCR.
  • Document and maintain corresponding SOPs and batch-specifications. Write project plans and sound scientific reports.
  • Work in close collaboration with other team members and external partners.
  • Supervise and train technical staff (currently two).
Your ideal qualification:
  • PhD in Biotechnology, Bioengineering, or equivalent, with at least 3 years of industry experience.
  • Profound expertise in cell-based manufacturing systems as well as downstream processing steps, methods and equipment. Special knowledge in ÄKTA system chromatography is an asset.
  • Project management experience in a cGMP regulated environment is a strong plus.
  • You work proactively with a hands-on approach in a highly entrepreneurial environment.
  • You are a strong team player with excellent communication skills and willing to work in a company where own initiatives, empowering combined with accountability is highly supported.
  • The position requires excellent English communication skills, both spoken and written.
Our offer:
  • You will have the responsibility to transition the production of our first biologic product from benchtop manufacturing through pilot scale GMP production to final manufacturing at a CMO. For that you have a small team and access to all other talent in the company you need.
  • This position is remunerated with a combination of fixed salary, bonus and equity. Our candidate of choice will convince us that a base annual salary of 50.000 Euro is not enough.

ViraTherapeutics is based in the beautiful city of Innsbruck, Austria – a great place to live and to work.
Please contact: ViraTherapeutics GmbH, Frau Verena Hausen, Exlgasse 20a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
jobs@viratherapeutics.com; www.viratherapeutics.com

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How to apply:

Email: jobs@viratherapeutics.com

ViraTherapeutics GmbH
Frau Verena Hausen
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ViraTherapeutics GmbH
Frau Verena Hausen
Exlgasse 20a
6020 Innsbruck

Email: jobs@viratherapeutics.com

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Work experience
jobexperience is required
Austria (Tirol)
Working place
6020 Innsbruck
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology