Senior Scientist (f/m/d) Process Development pDNA Downstream Processing Primary Recovery

Design. Progress. Together.


CureVac SE 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


Senior Scientist (f/m/d)  Process Development pDNA Downstream Processing Primary Recovery (f/m/d) 



Your responsibilities:

•    Scientific and disciplinary management of a team responsible for the development, optimization and upscaling of GMP-compliant manufacturing processes for nucleic acids with focus on plasmid DNA 
•    Planning, execution, interpretation and documentation of experiments
•    Perform small scale validation and process characterization studies
•    Support transfer of production steps to routine production
•    Preparation of development reports, technical documents, risk analyses, laboratory instructions, training documents and SOPs
•    Subject Matter Expert (SME) for process development topics at C(D)MOs as well as technology transfers to GMP production sites
•    Participation in multi-disciplinary project teams
•    Supervision of external development activities



Your qualifications:

•    PhD in Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering or related field
•    Extensive professional experience in process development of scalable and efficient biopharmaceutical purification processes ideally in pharmaceutical/ biotech industry or relevant PostDoc experience
•    Relevant professional experience in the production of biopharmaceuticals and process characterization
•    Hands-on experience in primary recovery (cell lysis, cell debris clarification, precipitation and filtrations)
•    Profound knowledge in developing scalable, cost effective biopharmaceutical production processes
•    Good theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular biology and bioanalytics
•    Experienced in Design of Experiments (DoE)
•    Ability to independently devise research projects but also to work in an interdisciplinary team
•    Strong communication skills and team-oriented work style 
•    Fluency in German and English




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 SE


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