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

Design. Progress. Together.


CureVac Manufacturing GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of CureVac SE, is a biopharmaceutical company producing novel drugs based on the natural molecule Messenger RNA (mRNA). Our focus is on innovative cancer immunotherapies, prophylactic vaccines and molecular 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 Upstream Drug Substance



Key Tasks


  • Development, optimization and scale-up of GMP-compliant production steps for ribonucleic acid drug substances
  • Support transfer of production steps 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

Key Qualifications


  •  PhD in Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering or related fields 
  •  First relevant working experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry is a plus
  • Hands-on experience in developing scalable, efficient biopharmaceutical production processes is desired
  • Ability to independently devise research projects, but also to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience in filtration techniques (e.g. tangential flow filtration) is advantageous
  • 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 Manufacturing GmbH


Human Resources
Julia Daake 
Friedrich-Miescher-Straße 15
72076 Tübingen