Director (f/m/d) Business Development

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 Boston, MA, we are currently looking to recruit a


Director (f/m/d) Business Development


In this position you will be a key person to source, secure and manage cutting edge technology and research collaborations to maintain our technology leadership and build our pipeline. You will also drive partnership transactions on select later stage assets. 



Your responsibilities:



  • Identify new opportunities and lead initial evaluations
  • Term sheet discussions and contract negotiations for deals and collaborations that best represent the company's business objectives
  • Coordinate due diligence activities
  • Manage early-stage partnerships you implemented
  • Build and manage high level industry, governmental/non-governmental and academic relationships
  • Work with internal cross-functional teams to define and implement strategic priorities
  • Provide regular status updates to CureVac´s management and provide key information for management decisions
  • Represent CureVac at industry events and conferences

Your profile:



  • Degree in natural sciences with knowledge of molecular biology, immunology and oncology preferred
  • Several years of experience in research/development, project management, portfolio management, or related in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Several years of BD experience with a demonstrated deal sheet
  • Self-motivated, energetic, enthusiastic and proactive
  • Recognized team player with proven facilitative leadership skills in a cross-functional global team environment  
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support business strategy and to influence and align stakeholders
  • Strong interest in evaluating and developing highly innovative science
  • Strong experience in originating and executing collaboration and licensing transactions
  • Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills  
  • Very good presentation skills, be able to communicate and present to all audience types
  • Ability to work under pressure and to handle multiple tasks with competing priorities
  • Management and leadership skills for future growth within the company



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
Slavica Stevanovic-Heck 
Friedrich-Miescher-Straße 15
72076 Tübingen

Nearest Major Market: Boston