Scientific Data Engineer (Data and System Integration) (f/m/d)

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


Scientific Data Engineer (Data and System Integration) (f/m/d)


As a data engineer, you will serve a key role in translating scientific data workflows into solutions. Your blend of scientific and technical knowledge will enable you to guide scientists to performant, value-driving lab informatics solutions and become a trusted technical advisor.


Your Responsibilities:

•    Translate scientific data workflows towards automation using various architecture components 
•    Own, design, scope, and prototype solutions ranging from:

  • Programmatically interrogate proprietary instrument output files
  • Data structure design using JSON schemas
  • Python-based parser development
  • Lab software (e.g. ELN/LIMS) integration via APIs
  • Data visualization in Python and/or BI tools

•    Interview lab users and work with business analysts to understand key scientific and business requirements

•    Collaborate transversally to test and ensure a solution fulfills the requirements 

•    Real-time problem solving by quickly internalizing needs or feedback, synthesizing the results, and proposing solutions.

•    Proactively communicate implementation progress and deliver demos to customer stakeholders

•    Contribute to overall FAIR scientific data management across CureVac


Your Qualifications:

•    Several years professional experience in life sciences R&D, whether at the bench, in Lab IT, or in bioinformatics
•    In depth knowledge in leveraging Python for scripting, automation, data analysis, data engineering, and/or data science
•    Extensive experience in leveraging cloud technologies (Apache, AWS, Azure, etc.) for solution design and architecture
•    Integration expertise with other systems running in laboratories
•    Experience in working in an agile setup Experience leveraging program interfaces, including APIs or SDKs
•    Ability to quickly understand a highly technical product 
•    Ability to overcome setbacks and find alternate solutions
•    Exceptional communications skills, attention to detail, and the confidence to take control of project delivery
•    Team player and ability to "roll up your sleeves" and do what it takes to make our teams successful
•    Nice to have: Evidence of AWS experience through certification or previous work activity


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
Christina Glass 
Friedrich-Miescher-Straße 15
72076 Tübingen