Manager – Quality Control (m/f/d)

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

Position Summary:
This position focuses within Quality Control on the goals and deliverables of HOOKIPA’s clinical programs incl. the Gilead collaboration. The incumbent should act as the solely go-to function for the CMC program management concerning Quality Control topics

This position is part of the Quality Management (QC) group at HOOKIPA and reports directly to the Senior Manager Quality Control. In addition to all other parts of Quality Control this position has day to day interaction with HOOKIPA key functions, such as CMC Program Management, External Manufacturing, Project/Portfolio Management, Process Development, Analytical Development and Regulatory Affairs. Most importantly there is a constant interaction with various parts of the Gilead organization as required by the respective project status.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall guidance of all Quality Control functions relative to their contribution to the Gilead collaboration
  • Continuously plan, review, and revise the Quality Control relevant parts of the Gilead project plan (in close cooperation with HOOKIPA Gilead program manager and non-Quality Control functions towards the benefit of the project)
  • Closely monitor the development of all applicable parts of the project, identify Quality Control implications and develop/decide on actions as well as appropriate priorities to make the project run smoothly. This includes in particular
    • CMO/CLO oversight
    • sample prioritization and testing coordination
    • data evaluation and presentation
    • QC representative in internal and external (joint) CMC teams
  • Manage the Quality Control side of the project budget and timelines
  • Liaise between Quality and Regulatory relative to the Gilead cooperation, provide regulatory writing for QC-owned CMC parts of clinical trial applications (IB, IND, IMPD etc.), liaison
  • Contribute to continuous improvements of HOOKIPA’s Quality Management System

Qualifications & Skills:

  • University degree in natural sciences or equivalent technical discipline required, ideally in Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Pharmacy
  • Strong experience in Quality Assurance and/or Quality Control
  • Profound biotechnological and/or pharmaceutical understanding
  • Substantial experience in managing research cooperation projects with a specific Quality Management focus (ideally experience within clinical development, clinical research and clinical trial environment in the biotech area)
  • Particular knowledge of recombinant virus vector technology or live attenuated virus vaccines a strong plus
  • Thorough knowledge and capability of interpretation and applicability of GxP regulations and standards, internal GxP guidelines, cGMP 21 CFR 210/211/600/820 and Eudralex Volume 4 GMP guidelines, ICH Quality guidelines, USP and European Pharmacopeia
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written
  • Valid EU working permit

What we offer:

  • Strong team with dedicated and passionate employees
  • State of the art infrastructure
  • An excellent working atmosphere
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • Employee benefits such as health screening, public transportation card, Sodexo pass
  • 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 4.112, - 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/d) are interested in this challenging position, please send your CV including a cover letter (summarizing your qualification and experiences) as well as your credentials to:

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