Head of Pre-Clinical Development (m/w/d)

Iventa Group Holding GmbH
Advisory / Consulting

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Are you looking for a new challenge in science, research and development where you can really make a difference?Our customer is an Austrian based early-stage biotech company focusing on the development of immune therapies, vaccines and skin health products. The small international team in Vienna will be expanded by a member of the management board who is responsible for bringing pre-clinical and clinical candidates through the development process starting from the late stage of the translational research. We are looking for experienced and innovative professionals with high drive and deep passion to bring products from pipeline to the development stage.

Your tasks

  • Responsibility for product manufacturing (CMC) and management of all pre-clinical activities supporting clinical studies, pre-clinical assays and studies as well as project management activities
  • Preparation of pre-clinical development plans
  • Leading the development of products from translational research until and through clinical development
  • Coordination, supervision and evaluation of pre-clinical assay development, assay set-up and analytical studies
  • Responsibility and accountability for all required non-clinical and pre-clinical activities for product development and clinical trial approval
  • Conducting all activities concerning project management, CMC, and management of contract manufacturing organizations (including SOPs)
  • Management of supply chain and logistics in support of clinical studies as well as managing development of monoclonal antibodies, vaccines and enzymes in collaboration with external partners
  • Preparation of research grant applications and reports to funding agencies

Cour profile

  • Degree in life sciences (PhD preferred) paired with strong leadership skills
  • Track record of managing pre-clinical development phase of biologics (particularly vaccines and monoclonal antibodies) and know-how in support of preparation and execution of clinical trials
  • Experience in auditing external service sites according to cGMP and managing multiple CROs
  • Proven track record in writing research grants, project plans and progress reports
  • Proficiency in English is required, fluency in German desired
  • Goal-oriented and collaborative working attitude
  • Highly reliable and inspiring team player with cross-functional cooperation mindset
  • Significant experience in project management


  • Pioneering in a highly innovative and scientific working environment with concern for human health
  • Participation in the strategic development of the products and the company, as a member of the company’s leadership team
  • Possibility to make a positive contribution in a dedicated and committed company
  • Ethical standards as guiding principle
  • Cooperation that is characterized by mutual trust and support
  • Minimum salary of EUR 75.000,- gross per year with the commitment for higher remuneration depending on qualifications and relevant experience

Contact Person

We are looking forward to receiving your resume via www.apply.iventa.eu, quoting the ref. no. 58367/ABA. Mag. (FH) Michaela Eisler and Mag. Sandra Zach-Rabl, Tel: +43 (1) 523 49 44-297

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Iventa Group Holding GmbH

Iventa Group Holding GmbH

More than 25 years of experience for international HR solutions
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