Head of Research & Development (m/f)

für die Region Engerwitzdorf / Austria

Das Ziel dieser Position ist

Main responsibilities of this function include the execution of Delacon’s corporate strategy for new product development and product support, and coordination of Delacon’s research projects. Moreover, this function will ensure a close collaboration with universities and institutes. (S)he reports to the Director of PDI (Product Development and Innovation).


Essential duties and responsibilities / detailed working tasks are:

  • Define the R&D program together with species leaders, sales and new business development, aligned with the company strategy
  • Coordinate Delacon’s R&D program and report on progress of the research projects to the Director of PDI
  • Preparation of the annual research report on the progress of ongoing research projects in order to obtain the annual subsidies from the Austrian government
  • Present the annual progress to external auditing authorities based on standard project formats
  • Representation of the R&D team (potentially with selected R&D team members) to visitors and key account customers
  • Participate in relevant project teams, formulate prototypes for new products, and actively participate in discussions with the project teams and the R&D team on all species (poultry, swine, ruminants and aquaculture)
  • Stimulate writing of peer reviewed scientific papers, congress contributions and patents
  • Review the scientific basis of the texts written by the R&D team and of the technical communication department
  • Collaborate with the species technical teams and product managers
  • Actively stimulate the collaboration between Delacon and FH Wels on in vitro screening of phytogenic actives

Ihre Qualifikationen

Your qualifications and profile:

  • You have obtained a PhD in animal sciences or biomedical sciences
  • You have a 10+ year continuously improving career in research gained at a university, institute or industry on animal nutrition, animal physiology or biomedical sciences
  • You have already gained basic knowledge on phytogenic actives
  • You have a positive attitude and are able to motivate and guide a team of scientists (previous leadership experience is expected)
  • You are excellent in setting your and your team`s priorities, also in adjusting them in case it is needed
  • You have an innovative mindset, compared with outstanding communication skills
  • You are leading your team by example
  • You are flexible, also including occasional international travelling

Unser Angebot für Sie

Our offer to you: This position offers self-responsible, challenging and diversified tasks. We offer you a loyal, motivating and international working environment with the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. Flexible working-hours and social benefits schemes play an important role in our company culture.

Gesetzliche Regelungen

It includes a permanent contract and a competitive collective salary package of minimum 3.671,69 € gross per month based on 38h per week. The final salary depends on qualification, experience and individual skills. We will make a compelling offering. We are looking forward to receiving your application!


Nachhaltiges Wachstum

Internationales Team

Persönliche und fachliche Weiterentwicklung

Erfüllende Tätigkeit

Social Events

Gesundheit und Wohlergehen

Strukturiertes Onboarding

DELACON Vertreter

Nicole Mülleder
Recruiting & Staff Development

Delacon Biotechnik GmbH, Weißenwolffstraße 14, 4221  Steyregg

Telefon: +43 732 640 531-226


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