Head of Functional Characterization (m/f/d)

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Nadja Küppers
+49 (0)89 7263 210 – 09
Pharmazeutische Industrie
Bavaria (Southern Germany)


For one of our innovative, world leading biopharmaceutical clients of high-quality biosimilars in Bavaria we are looking for a Head of Functional Characterization (m/f/d).

In this exciting role you will be acting as leader of a team in the field of Functional Characterization. We are looking for a dedicated and experienced department head with a strong background in cell biology (potency assays) and binding assays (ELISA, SPR, BLI) and profound experience as team leader.


•Responsible for leading and developing the Functional Characterization department 
•Supervise, motivate, develop and coordinate team leaders, scientists and technical assistants and ensure in-time delivery of analytical results and documentation
•Management of budget and resource planning for the department
•Providing in-depth scientific and technical input and monitoring the development, qualification, and routine use of functional assays across various projects
•Compiling/reviewing high quality scientific documents and supporting submissions to authorities (BLA, MAA, BB, IMPD, IND etc.)
•Ensuring up-to-date quality and safety standards in the laboratory and providing support during internal and external inspections
•Continuously developing infrastructure including the implementation of new technologies and software solutions


•Degree (master, diploma, PhD) in Life Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences or a comparable field
•5+years of relevant work experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a strong background as line manager
•Excellent scientific and technical knowledge in the area of cell-based potency assays and/or ELISAs
•Experience with binding kinetics (SPR, BLI) is of advantage
•Very good team player with strong communication skills, result oriented, well organized, proactive, problem solver and able to work independently
•Creativity and enthusiasm for working in a fast-growing biopharmaceutical company
•Fluency in written and spoken English required, German knowledge is considered advantageous but not a prerequisite
•Work permit for Germany is mandatory


  • Excellent work and company culture 
  • Working in an exciting scientific environment 
  • A dynamic and innovative working field in a motivated international team
  • Working in the heart of Bavaria
  • Flexibility and additional social benefits