Shire Scientist Upstream Development (m/f) in Orth an der Donau (Baxalta), Austria

About the position:

We are seeking a talented and experienced Scientist to join our Upstream Development team and make significant contributions to the advancement of innovative biotherapeutics for medical needs.

The duties and responsibilities in this position include:

  • Planning, execution, documentation and reporting of upstream development studies such as fermentation in Batch-, Fed-Batch-, Chemostat- or Perfusion-Mode and harvest procedures.

  • Use of advanced statistics software (Minitab, MODDE, SIMCA)

  • Proactive development and implementation of new technologies in Upstream processes (e.g PAT)

  • Supporting Tech Transfer and scale-up activities for drug product manufacture

  • Lead projects and cross-functional teams

  • Authoring / Reviewing scientific papers and presentation of results in international meetings

  • Proactive at keeping current standards with scientific literature and latest technologies

Skills you need:

  • PhD in Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology or similar (e.g. BOKU or TU)

  • Experienced in cell culture, fermentation and/or filtration preferred

  • Willingness to work in wet lab (10-30%)

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to prioritize work and multitask

  • Expected to work independently with modest supervision, develop solutions to diverse problems, and demonstrate motivation in pursuing scientific answers through sophisticated planning that occasionally require cross-functional collaboration

  • Willingness to growth and share acquired knowledge with the team members

  • Excellent MS Office skills

  • Excellent English skills

Company Insights

Your application should include motivation letter and CV. Remuneration corresponds to the respective classification according to the collective agreement. The minimum salary for this position is € 3,065.25 gross per month (full-time). Increased payment is possible. In addition we offer many social benefits (e.g. canteen, wellness-center, company kindergarten) to mention just a few of them.

We offer outstanding opportunities to committed and talented people. Sex, age, color of skin, origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation as well as a physical handicap do not matter to us. On the contrary: We promote diversity in every field.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.