Ph 3 Readiness Program Leader (m/f)

(Senior) Director, Technical Development with focus on Phase 3 Readiness

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Kontakt: Gwen Kerforn
Telefon: +43 1 890 63 60


HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOK) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of immunotherapeutics targeting infectious diseases and cancers based on its proprietary arenavirus platform that is designed to reprogram the body’s immune system.


Position Summary:

We are looking for an experienced Project Lead (m/f) with a sound technical background to take charge of our Phase 3 readiness program enabling reliable Ph 3 supply and subsequent global launch of our first arenavirus based product. The chosen candidate will work closely together with the Chief Technology Officer and will lead an experienced, global cross-functional team consisting of internal and external team members. The position requires excellent leadership and communication skills.


Main Responsibilities:

·         Drive scoping and execution of Ph 3 readiness program having the global launch of the product in mind

·         Effectively manage engineers, researchers, and experts from different disciplines so that the Clinical Ph 3 program can be initiated and executed as planned

·         Participate in and contribute to all major Project Team meetings; provide guidance to the project teams

·         Identify and manage internal and external stakeholders to ensure support and resource availability for the successful execution of the program

·         Be sensitive to team and individual requirements without losing track of compliance, costs and timelines

·         Differentiate between mandatory deliverables and nice-to-haves and give clear directions to the team including priorities, timelines and resource deployment

·         Recognize and deploy communication as a tool to minimize project inefficiencies and irritations of team members



·         PhD degree in Life Science, Biotechnology or comparable fields

·         Knowledge of key principles in biopharmaceutical product development (process, assays, quality and regulatory compliance)

·         A minimum of 7 years of experience in a pharmaceutical/biotechnology environment or in a top tier consultancy firm

·         Strong track record of successfully managing complex projects and large, diverse teams

·         Strong social skills

·         Hands-on, solution oriented personality

·         English as a native language or other nationality with top quartile English capabilities

·         International experience


What we offer:

·         Strong team with dedicated and passionate scientists

·         State of the art infrastructure

·         An excellent working atmosphere

·         Opportunities for personal development

·         Working in a multinational and multicultural environment


We are required by Austrian law to post a minimum salary. The minimum monthly gross salary for this position is EUR 5.265,- based on fulltime (40 hours per week); depending on experience and qualification salary can be negotiated. In addition, we offer a performance-related bonus payment and participation in our stock option compensation program.


Starting date: As soon as possible



If you (m/f) are interested in this challenging position, please send your CV including cover letter and credentials to:


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