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Head of Upstream Process Development - Gene Therapy (f/m/x)

Apply NowEmail Me Job ID SR0055532 Date posted 11/17/2020 Location: Orth an der Donau, Austria

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as the Head of Upstream Process Development - Gene Therapy in Orth (near Vienna)

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

As the Head of Upstream Process Development - Gene Therapy,  you will be empowered to drive the culture and strategy for the Gene Therapy Process Development Upstream team and create a strong interface with internal and external partners to enable products to move fast towards clinical trials and commercial launch.

In this role, you will contribute to Takeda’s mission by managing and developing the team for Upstream Process Development based on the increasingly complex Takeda Gene Therapy product portfolio and generating targeted innovative upstream process solutions focused on automation, digitalization and advanced control strategies


  • PhD degree in Natural Science e.g. Biotechnology, Molecular Biology

  • More than 10 years of experience in process development with the ability and enthusiasm for developing robust commercial upstream manufacturing processes for viral & non-viral gene therapies

  • A strong background in cell culture-, upstream, downstream and analytical process techniques

  • Profound experience in process industrialization of gene therapy process (e.g. cell biology, fermentation, protein purification) and biotechnology

  • Several years of experience within the biotechnological- or pharmaceutical industry

  • Profound experience in personnel management

  • Fluency in German and English strictly required

  • Location: Orth/Donau (near Vienna)


At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D- driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

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