Engineer (f/m/d) Assay Development - Bioassay

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


Engineer (f/m/d) Assay Development - Bioassay


Your responsibilities:


  • Writing and maintenance of SOPs for cell-based and other bioanalytical assays
  • Support project report preparation and submission with document management software
  • Work in a team to support establishing innovative methods in cell biology and biochemistry with different model system (cell lines)
  • Support data analysis and documentation of experimental results (in electronic form and on paper)
  • Support method transfer to quality control department and CRO
  • Support sample management to facilitate project work and experiment plan
  • Assist with laboratory organization (i.e., device maintenance, order-related and other administrative tasks)
  • Preparation of presentations and device user instructions


Your qualifications:


  • Requires a bachelor's or master's degree in the biological sciences or related field
  • A minimum of 1–4 years of experience with mammalian cell culture and bioassays in microplate format
  • Familiar with basic laboratory techniques, including but not limited to: aseptic expansion of mammalian cell culture and routine analytical procedures on cell culture samples, as well as cell-culture parameters in general (cell growth rate, cell density, viability, population doubling, metabolites and cell waste, etc.)
  • Experience in biochemical and molecular methods (e.g., ELISA, western blot, enzyme assays, protein expression, immune stimulation and electrophoretic methods)
  • Knowledge in statistical data analysis and experimental design (DoE) is of advantage
  • Experience in method validation would be a benefit
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office and document management software
  • Reliable and independent work style
  • Structured way of working
  • Fluent English and German spoken and in writing
  • Excellent team spirit and communication skill



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
Till Zimmer 
Friedrich-Miescher-Straße 15
72076 Tübingen