Associate Director (f/m/d) Licensing, Search and Evaluation

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 Europe, with preference either in Germany (Tübingen or Wiesbaden), Belgium (Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve), or Netherlands (Amsterdam) we are currently looking to recruit an


Associate Director (f/m/d) Licensing, Search and Evaluation


Your responsibilities:


  • Screen, identify and evaluate technology collaboration opportunities with academic institutions, small and big biotech companies as well as big pharma companies 
  • Draft, negotiate and conclude early-stage license agreements to broaden our platform technologies and to build CureVac´s pipeline
  • Involvement in applying for grants and, subsequently, in consortia agreement negotiations
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with key stakeholders of pharma and biotech companies, governmental/non-governmental departments and academic institutions
  • Manage the deal-making process and facilitate seamless cross-functional teamwork
  • Provide thorough assessments to management and ensure efficient communication about status and next steps of the projects
  • Work on several projects with tight timelines simultaneously and transparently


Your qualifications:



  • Bachelor's or master's degree in natural sciences with knowledge of molecular biology or related disciplines; MBA is an advantage
  • Several years of experience in the field and track record of completed transactions
  • Experience with leading negotiations with academic tech transfer departments, biotech and pharma companies 
  • Understanding of scientific, medical, regulatory and commercial aspects for executing license agreements
  • Ability to quickly come to grips with new technologies and drug development strategies in a fast-changing environment
  • In the face of obstacles or barriers, demonstration of creativity, persistence and resilience
  • Capability to integrate complex technical and financial information that is comprehensible to all stakeholders
  • Good understanding of the latest market trends and scientific advancements
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills paired with outstanding intercultural and interpersonal capabilities
  • International experience is an advantage
  • Fluency in English; German language skills are an asset


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