Pre-Clinical Project Manager

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Position Summary:

We are looking for a results-oriented pharmaceutical R&D Scientist with strong coordination skills and experience in drug product development to join our highly motivated and dedicated team at Hookipa Biotech AG; a Vienna-based biotechnology company developing novel recombinant viral vector vaccines against medically important infectious diseases and cancer.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams. Acts as link between cross-functional project team members from pre-clinical, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical development, and clinical operations. Fosters team building, interactions and collaboration for a high performing project team
  • Drives project team’s objective setting, prioritization and tracking ensuring adherence to the development strategy and operational plan
  • Leads risk management and contingency planning, and monitors the implementation of risk mitigation strategies at program level
  • Drives issue identification and resolution in alignment with concerned line functions
  • Ensures effective, proactive and open communications within and across the cross-functional project team members in order to achieve transparency and clarity of program goals, progress and issues
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for negotiating timelines



  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in relevant scientific discipline. Advanced degrees are a plus
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification (or equivalent) preferred.
  • 2 to 3 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in drug discovery, drug development and preclinical studies.
  • Experience in managing clinical trials or equivalent experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry/non-profits
  • Experience of working in a global, matrix environment (multidisciplinary team)
  • Experience and knowledge of preclinical studies (i.e. pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, ADME, and toxicology) and drug manufacturing requirements
  • Has strong interpersonal communication and problem solving skills, ability to work cross-culturally
  • Organizing, scheduling, and chairing project team meetings and drafting the meeting agenda
  • Ability to provide meeting minutes that are clear, concise, and professionally written
  • Ability to provide timelines that are clear in the activities required to achieve the timeline
  • Strong verbal communication. Expert in written communications
  • Knowledge of project management skills, capable of managing multiple projects with respect to priorities and self-management.
  • A self-starter with minimum oversight required to accomplish goals
  • A good team player with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to maintain day-to-day activities while being responsive to changing priorities
  • Good command of MS-Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English (orally and written) any other language is an advantage

What we offer:

  • Diverse task oriented job
  • Strong team with dedicated and passionate scientists
  • State of the art infrastructure
  • A dynamic and excellent working atmosphere
  • Working in a multinational and multicultural environment

Minimum monthly gross salary from EUR 2.300,--; depending on experience and qualification salary can be negotiated. Starting date: as soon as possible


If you (m/f) are interested in this challenging position, please send your application documents in English, (CV including a cover letter summarizing your qualification and experiences) to:

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