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Head of R&D – Romer Labs – m/f/d

DSM Austria GmbH

What you’ll do

You will drive our business growth to the next level by bringing in passion for technical innovation and being a leader who is keen to make a strong impact across our industry and our organization.
You will be responsible for several international R&D teams with the goal to develop new and advanced generations of tests for food and feed safety related applications. You drive the technical leadership and direction on new product developments. As a direct report of the Managing Director you will be in a leading position to develop product line roadmaps, the company’s technology strategies, and ensure the assignment of financial resources to the right activities.

Your key responsibilities

Building a high-performance culture – leading, coaching, guiding, and inspiring your global R&D teams for innovative, high standard, and optimal solution delivery
Collaborating with Product Management on product roadmap and direction
Actively steer the development department’s future plans, unit organization, investments in resources and infrastructure to ensure the delivery of new products to meet business requirements.
Plan and manage financial resources to drive the permanent expansion of Romer Labs’ portfolio of food and feed testing products and solutions

We bring:

A team that truly cares about sustainability, each other and our customers
A complete commitment to ethics and integrity

You bring:

University Degree in Chemistry, biotechnology or a related field
5+ years experience in a leadership role is required
Experience with planning budgets and monitoring allocated costs over time
Familiar with working in an international environment including different cultural background of team members.
Extensive work experience in the field of immunodiagnostic assay development (ELISA, lateral flow strips), antibody production and protein purification related work is mandatory
Entrepreneurial mindset and out-of-the-box thinking to find the best solutions to further grow Romer Lab’s product portfolio and ensure future proof product design
English fluent, German beneficial

About Romer Labs

DSM is the new home of ROMER LABS. With this acquisition, we have strengthened our role in the area of feed and food safety by offering diagnostic solutions and a broad range of innovative test kits for detecting food allergens & pathogens, mycotoxins and more.
What sets working at DSM apart? It’s that through sustainable and safe nutrition, we want to improve health for people and the planet.
This is a place where you can learn, grow and develop – and know that every day of your career here will be as exciting as the first.

Interested in this position?

Please apply on-line by uploading your resume in English via our career portal
The procedure will generally be in line with the DSM application process outlined on the DSM career website.Due to privacy regulations we can only actively interact with applications via our career portal.

For further information, please contact Claudia Huber-Newman, Talent Acquisition Business Partner (

For more information on Romer Labs go to Romer Labs | Food and Feed Safety | Diagnostic Solutions

Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see or connect on 

At DSM, we believe that a brighter future is built on diversity. We’re proud to offer equal employment opportunities and to be an affirmative action employer. That means that we consider applications based on how well suited you are for the role – regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability.

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  • Total Jobs 33 Jobs
  • category Private Company
  • region Worldwide
  • full address Erber Campus1, 3131 Getzersdorf
  • number of employees 600 in Austria / 1400 global
  • branche Biotechnologie
  • Foto credits (c) DSM - Austria GmbH


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