Product Science Lead (f/m/x)

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Job Description

As Product Science Lead (f/m/x) you will be part of the Global Manufacturing Science team and responsible for the provision of strategy relating to product comparability and specification justification for Takeda’s diverse commercial plasma portfolio. This position can be based in any Takeda (manufacturing) site.

Your (new) Opportunity:

  • Provide deep understanding of product structure, quality, impurities, stability, and characterization as well as structure-function relationships

  • Partner with other global functions and with analytical development to identify new technologies, integration opportunities and to improve product characteristic tests robustness

  • Responsible for comparability strategy and the completion of the protocol/reports for the Takeda’s large and diverse commercial plasma portfolio

  • Work closely with the Quality and Regulatory organizations on submissions, being responsible for the product characterization, comparability, specification justification relevant sections

  • Continuous improvement as well as keeping up to date with industrial and academic knowledge in assay technology specifically in protein characterization; lead implementations if applicable

  • Identify product characterization gaps; create, update or maintain products characterization baselines

  • Trouble shoot and lead investigation when needed for the product characterization related issues

  • Collaborate with other business units to provide technical consultation to ensure the characterization tests for comparability are strong with no gap

Your Skills and Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. / M.Sc. degree or PhD in Biochemistry, Life Sciences or in a similar field

  • 10+ years of related industry experience; solid background in protein biochemistry with in-depth understanding in product test principles

  • Hands on assay experience

  • Knowledge of regulatory expectations, submissions, and documentation

  • Team supervising experience is considered an asset

  • Critical as well as strategic enterprise thinking, good analytical mindset, problem solving skills

  • Strong verbal & written communication skills to effectively articulate complex technical issues

  • Ability to work during routine business hours but be flexible to cover global business hours

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. For more insights into Takeda click here.

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 € 4 527,78 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.


AUT - Wien - Industriestrasse 67

BEL - Lessines

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