Development Engineer Upstream (f/m/x)

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Job Description

As an Upstream Development Engineer, you are executing development working packages. You are working in a team of experts towards establishing digital, automated and integrated process for complex biologics using scientifically sound approaches and methodologies. As an Engineer you are involved in planning working packages towards our overall road map to accomplish our goals and milestones. As part of your role you will be involved in model-based approach of design and evaluation of experiments in upstream with focus on modeling and simulation of unit operations 


We are very much looking forward meeting a candidate who can bring its expertise and a new sight in the field of upstream processing in Austria.    

Your new opportunity: 

  • Working in highly motivated and innovative process development team 

  • Work closely together with experts having long experience in early to late stage process development for biologics

  • Learn, develop, plan and optimize upstream unit operations using QbD approach and state-of-the-art equipment

  • Work closely together with internal and external partners to implement new technologies in our team and the broader organization. 

  • Documentation of raw data (GDP, GLP), evaluation and interpretation of results; propose and actively support the design of next experiments. 

  • Writing protocols, scientific reports or lab procedures based on templates or SOPs 

  • Present accomplishments within the global team.

  • Implement process digitalization and process automation  

  • Help develop and refine process automation logics / controls 

  • Enhance process and equipment digitalization with our internal and external partners 

  • Support development and implementation of digital twins 

  • Being part of the evaluation of technology/software with internal and external partners 

  • Generate innovative upstream process solutions focused on connected processing, automation, digitalization and advanced control strategies 

  • Improve productivity by means of operational excellence 

  • Implement and further development the concept of connected processing 

  • Increase capabilities and capacity by collaborations with external partners 


Your Skills and Qualifications: 

  • M.Sc degree in Life Sciences (e.g. Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Chemistry) or B.Sc / Higher technical education (preferable 2+ years of relevant experience in recombinant biomolecule process development) 

  • Good organization skills and attention to details 

  • Personality with a can-do mind-set and the ability to adopt to change 

  • Teamwork and technophile oriented mindset 

  • Excellent German and English skills (written and spoken) 

  • Very good MS Office skills 

  • Flexible working hours (e.g., willingness for weekend work) 

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. Takeda encourages and supports its employees by trainings, job rotations and mentoring. A balanced work - life ratio (recognition for work and family, company kindergarten) and numerous benefits (fitness center, cafeteria, etc.) complete our profile as a top employer.

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. Gender, age, skin color, background or sexual orientation play no role in this as we actively promote diversity. We equally address people with disabilities. In the course of a recruitment process which is as free of barriers as possible, we encourage you to mention all relevant information in this context in your application.

Motivated employees must be remunerated appropriately. The minimum salary for this important and responsible position is 3.557,47 gross per month (full time, collective wage agreement for the chemical industry). The actual remuneration package will be guided by your professional experience and your qualifications, so increased payment is possible.


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