Scientist (f/m/d) Process Development Downstream Drug Substance

Design. Progress. Together.


CureVac AG is a global biopharmaceutical company researching and developing novel drugs based on the natural molecule Messenger RNA (mRNA). Our focus is on prophylactic vaccines, innovative cancer immunotherapies and protein-based therapies. Currently, all RNA people are striving to achieve our main goal: To bring multiple best-in-class mRNA drugs to market.


To strengthen our team in Tübingen near Stuttgart, we are currently looking to recruit a 


Scientist (f/m/d) Process Development Downstream Drug Substance 



Your responsibilities:


•    Development, optimization and upscaling of GMP-compliant manufacturing processes for RNA products 
•    Planning, execution, interpretation and documentation of experiments
•    Overseeing and steering the development of biochemical characterizations of nucleic acids
•    Subject Matter Expert (SME) for process development topics at C(D)MOs as well as technology transfers to GMP production sites
•    Preparation of development reports, risk analyses, laboratory instructions, training documents and SOPs
•    Participation in interdisciplinary project teams
Your qualifications:
•    PhD (or Master with several years of relevant working experience) in the field of biotechnology, pharmacy or chemistry, or a comparable qualification
•    Proven track record of professional knowledge in process development of scalable and efficient biopharmaceutical purification processes; ideally in a pharmaceutical company
•    Several years of relevant professional experience in the production of biopharmaceutical drug substances and process characterization
•    Knowledge in chromatography, RP-HPLC, filtration
•    Relevant knowledge in statistical experimental design and data analysis (DoE)
•    Proactive, structured, efficient and independent way of working in a dynamic environment
•    Strong communication skills and team-oriented work style 
•    Ability to independently devise research projects but also to work in an interdisciplinary team
•    Fluency in English and German




We offer you a challenging and varied opportunity with an innovative and dynamic company that is expanding.
With much passion and sense of responsibility, we work together on the medical revolution. We pride ourselves on maintaining an honest and trusting relationship with each other which is characterized by openness to new ideas and continuous progress. Mutual respect, reliability and personal initiative are self-evident for us.

Design your future with us – become part of the RNA people!   

We look forward to receiving your application via our CareerPortal.


CureVac AG


Human Resources
Julia Daake 
Friedrich-Miescher-Straße 15
72076 Tübingen