Associate Director (f/m/d) - Research Biomarkers

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


Associate Director (f/m/d) - Research Biomarkers


Your responsibilities:


  • Establish and supervise a group conducting discovery biomarker research
  • Design a strategy aiming to increase translatability of preclinical data
  • Support the group in interactions with the therapeutic area biology teams, computational biology, clinical biomarkers, and clinical development to identify the most promising biomarkers
  • Co-develop biomarker strategy and assays in close collaboration with clinical biomarker and clinical development teams
  • Support the establishment of state-of-the-art technology and expertise needed to understand the mode of action of mRNA vaccine candidates in vitro and in vivo


Your qualifications:


  • Doctorate degree (PhD and/or MD) and extensive academic or industry experience in immunology/oncology, cancer vaccines and in biomarker identification
  • Significant expertise as evidenced in peer reviewed publications and patent submissions
  • Strong skills in integrating data derived from unbiased and genome-wide methodologies, including RNA-seq and proteomics; this work will involve the use of preclinical models and human samples, and will be performed in collaboration with computational biologists
  • Deep knowledge in biomarker discovery, evaluation, and validation
  • Track record of creative problem-solving and enthusiasm for taking on difficult research challenges
  • Strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English; German is a benefit



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