Scientist (f/m/d) Process Development Downstream Drug Substance

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


Scientist (f/m/d) Process Development Downstream Drug Substance



Your responsibilities:


  • Development, optimization and scale-up of GMP-compliant purification steps for ribonucleic acid drug substances
  • Method development for the analysis of nucleic acids, proteins and process-related impurities
  • Support transfer of production steps and analytical methods to routine (GMP) production
  • Carry out validation and process characterization studies
  • Planning, execution and documentation of experiments
  • Generation and maintenance of technical reports, SOPs, BFDs and URS documents
  • Participation in multidisciplinary project teams


Your qualifications:


  • PhD (or Master`s degree with several years of relevant working experience) in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering or a related field
  • Proven track record of professional knowledge in process development of scalable and efficient biopharmaceutical purification processes; ideally in a pharmaceutical company
  • Hands-on experience in developing scalable, efficient biopharmaceutical purification processes is desired
  • Ability to independently devise research projects but also to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience in RNA purification and execution of DoEs is advantageous
  • Fluency in German and English (written and spoken)




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