Research Scientist (f/m/d) Nucleic Acid Chemistry

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


Reserach Scientist (f/m/d) Nucleic Acid Chemistry



Your responsibilities:


  • Design, management, and execution of research projects on RNA technology
  • Development or scouting and evaluation of novel ideas, strongly considering intellectual property matters
  • Coordination of collaborations with academic and industrial partners
  • Written and oral presentations of research results to various audiences
  • Technical supervision of technicians


Your qualifications:


  • PhD or equivalent degree in chemistry
  • Strong hands-on experience in solution-phase nucleoside and nucleotide synthesis and phosphate-coupling chemistry
  • Broad knowledge in diverse analysis techniques for small molecules and nucleic acids (e.g., (m)RNA)
  • Research background in (m)RNA metabolism and translational control is a plus
  • Excellent team spirit, communication, and presentation skills
  • Fluency in English


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
Alba Ardito 
Friedrich-Miescher-Straße 15
72076 Tübingen