Scientist (f/m/x) - Innovation Lab

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Job Description

We are creating a new Innovation Laboratory at our Vienna site, Takeda’s largest manufacturing site for plasma-derived therapies globally. Modern advances in diagnostics and a raising awareness for rare diseases championed by Takeda, mean that our products can reach an ever-increasing number of diagnosed patients and help them achieve a higher quality of life and a greater life-expectancy. Our group, External Supply & Plasma Innovation strives to develop new, innovative methods and technologies to expand our plasma capabilities. We elevate our manufacturing capabilities and spearhead external collaboration opportunities, drive plasma innovation management and closely collaborate with the BioLife plasma collection centers and Plasma-Derived Therapies R&D.

The scope of innovation opportunities is immense, due to process complexcity; from automation opportunities to process technology to materials innovation across the entirety of the manufacturing process. You will be at the center of plasma innovation and development for Takeda’s global plasma operational unit.

The Scientist will:

  • Conduct laboratory experiments supporting technical evaluations of innovations (in the area of technologies, techniques, materials, process…)

  • Provide reliable technical evaluations and analyses of new innovative technologies

  • Summarize experiments in reports written in English

  • Facilitate the implementation of innovations in the manufacturing processes at Takeda

  • Act as SME in collaborations with outside parties

  • Actively liaise with SMEs and representatives of departments and interfaces relevant to the projects you are working on

  • Collaborate with suppliers and new technology providers to work out improvement opportunities in agreement with the supervisor

  • Facilitate the implementation of innovations in the manufacturing processes at Takeda

Your skills and background:

  • Education in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy, chemical or process engineering, or equivalent is required

  • Experience in the development or manufacuting of plasma-derived products would be highly desireable

  • Ability to work in matrix teams on high priority, business critical initiatives

  • Fluency in German and good knowledge of English to write reports is a must

  • Excitement about innovation, knowledge-sharing and being a part of a global organization

  • Strong statistical or data analysis skills; intellectual curiosity and ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders

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 € 3.323,20 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.


Vienna, Austria

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