Engineer (f/m/d) Process Development Upstream Drug Substance

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 an


Engineer (f/m/d) Process Development Upstream Drug Substance


Your responsibilities:


  • Development, optimization and scale-up of GMP-compliant production steps for ribonucleic acid drug substances
  • Planning, execution, interpretation and documentation of experiments
  • Support transfer of production steps to routine (GMP) production
  • Carry out validation and process characterization studies
  • Generation and maintenance of technical reports and SOPs
  • Participation in multidisciplinary project teams


Your qualifications:


  • University degree in biochemistry, chemistry, biotechnology, bioprocess engineering or a related field.
  • Ideally, several years of relevant work experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Hands-on experience in the development of scalable, efficient biopharmaceutical purification processes desirable
  • Experience in RNA purification and performing DoEs an advantage
  • Ability to design research projects independently, but also to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Fluency in English, German is a plus


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
Gregor Zimmermann 
Friedrich-Miescher-Straße 15
72076 Tübingen