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Principal Scientist (f/m/d)

Singen (Hohentwiel), Germany


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Principal Scientist (f/m/d)

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Job ID R0018253 Date posted 03/25/2020 Location Singen (Hohentwiel), Germany

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Job Description


  • Responsible for technical management of commercial production for a defined portfolio of pharmaceutical products and CMOs
  • Collaborative resolution of technical issues encountered at CMOs and product quality issues to ensure uninterrupted product supply
  • Execution of IQ/OQ/PQ/MQ protocols, site level tech transfer, and continuous improvement activities at CMOs
  • Support process optimization and improvement activities within department and towards the CMOs
  • Support launch of existing products in new markets and launch of new in-licensed products

Your Profile

  • Degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biology, Process Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum five years of experience in project management, production, QA and/or QC within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Good knowledge of GMP and regulatory requirements regarding manufacture of medicinal products.
  • Knowledge of commercial pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and technologies
  • General understanding of pharmaceutical business (incl. technical pharmaceutical knowledge, regulatory, legal and commercial aspects)
  • Experience in collaboration with contract manufacturing organizations
  • Ability to solve complex situations and problems in a results-oriented manner
  • Good collaboration and communication skills, team player
  • Proactive, capable of efficient planning and prioritization of relevant tasks
  • Cultural awareness: ability to build good relationships across cultures internally and externally, nationally and internationally
  • Fluency in verbal and written English

Takeda GmbH

Human Resources Germany

Robert-Bosch-Straße 8, 78224 Singen
Tel.: +49 7531-84 2108


Singen, Germany

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