Head of Analytical Development (m/f/d)

    Hallbergmoos, DE
Pieris is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that discovers and develops Anticalin protein-based drugs to target validated disease pathways in a unique and transformative way. Our pipeline includes inhalable Anticalin proteins to treat respiratory diseases and immuno-oncology multi-specifics tailored for the tumor microenvironment. Proprietary to Pieris, Anticalin proteins are a novel class of therapeutics validated in the clinic and by partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies.

The new Head of Analytical Development will report to the Head of Technical Development, and will oversee internal and external CMC analytics. As an enthusiastic and self-motivated scientist and a leader, you will be involved in the state-of-the-art discovery and development of highly novel therapeutic proteins based on Pieris' proprietary Anticalin® technology.

Your Tasks

  • Leading Pieris' internal Analytical Development (AD) team responsible for:
    • Protein characterization with multiple spectrophotometric (UV/Vis), chromatography (SEC, IEX, RP), capillary (cSDS, IEF) and related methods (DSF, DSC) etc.
    • Performing a multi-stage "Developability" assessment of different Anticalin-based therapeutic® formats
    • Analytical method development and optimization
  • Planning and overseeing execution of outsourced analytical work (roughly equivalent to the internal workload) and establishing such partnerships as 'external workbench'.
  • Team management (goal setting, performance review, personal development etc.)
  • Data interpretation and presentation (internal and external data)
  • Coordination of different project-related activities within the team, associated teams (DSP, Formulation development and QC), collaboration partners as well as with multiple CRO/C(D)MOs
  • Transfer of scientific data and processes from/to CRO/C(D)MOs and collaboration partners (e.g. preparation of protocols, participation in telephone conferences, scientific guidance)
  • Authoring and review of technical documents as well as preparation and review regulatory documents in sections related to AD
  • Identification, mitigation and if necessary, escalation of project risks (quality, timeline, budget, scope) to appropriate stakeholders and management menbers

Our Requirements

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Biotechnology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering, or related scientific area
  • 3+ years of industrial experience in drug discovery and development with a focus on protein characterization; experience with multi-specific formats is a plus
  • Experienced in leading teams
  • Strong scientific, technical and "hands-on" background in protein analytics (HPLC, gel and capillary techniques, DSF/DSC, stability assessment etc.), mass spectrometry analysis of biomolecules and data interpretation is a plus
  • Expertise in other relevant areas such as protein sequence analysis (including public database sources), protein modeling, mAb developability assessment, accelerated stability, CD spectrometry, X-ray crystallography, DLS etc. is a plus
  • Experience in multivariate data analysis is a plus
  • Familiarity with standard computer software, including MS Office package and other specialized software (Chromeleon, Geneious, Prism Graphpad etc.)
  • Well-organized, team-oriented and used to work in an independ and efficient ways
  • Self-motivated and ready to take on responsibility for their own work as well as for their team
  • Advanced communication skills in English expected
Pieris is a fast-growing biotechnology company with approximately 130 employees across our sites in Munich, Germany and Boston, United States. We work in flat hierarchies with short decision-making paths and offer a working environment characterized by cooperation and innovation. Each of our employees participates in a bonus program based on the achievement of our company goals. In addition, we offer each employee the opportunity to participate in a stock purchase plan as well as a stock option program that allows Pieris employees to benefit directly from the our success.
Numerous social benefits such as an additional employer-financed company health insurance, free drinks etc. as well as a bright, friendly and ultra-modern working environment with excellent technical equipment in both of our locations round off our overall package. Creative employee events take place several times a year, as we believe that a healthy spirit of collaboration is key to our success.

How to reach us

Zeppelinstraße 3
85399 Hallbergmoos
+49 (0) 811 - 12447 0
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