Senior Research Scientist (f/m/d) - Gene Editing

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


Senior Research Scientist (f/m/d) - Gene Editing



Your responsibilities:


  • Introduce and develop the company with gene editing capabilities and provide expertise in the application of gene editing
  • Lead gene editing projects to support rare disease therapeutic areas (CRISPR Cas9 and other gene editing tools)
  • Design and evaluate gene editing constructs
  • Provide knowledge of regulatory requirements in the field of genome engineering
  • Establish and perform molecular assays to determine on-target gene editing efficacy
  • Assess next-generation sequencing based assays to determine genome-wide off-target mutagenesis


Your qualifications:


  • Ph.D. in life science (Molecular Biology, Genetics), or related field with several years of relevant experience
  • Strong experience in translational gene editing research
  • Profound expertise in gene editing technologies (in-vitro models up to in-vivo genome engineering application) and next-generation sequencing
  • Excellent troubleshooting and ability to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team (formulations, RNA optimization)
  • Good communication and presentation skills internally and externally
  • Fluency in English and German



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