Senior Scientist (f/m/d) RNA Delivery & Formulation

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 a


Senior Scientist (f/m/d) RNA Delivery & Formulation


Your Responsibilities: 


  • Plan and support projects to develop RNA delivery technology based on a target product profile (TPP)
  • Development and characterization of novel lipid-based mRNA formulations
  • Drafting of scientific issues and matters relating to patent law in preclinical, cellular and in-vivo experimental systems
  • Reporting and presentation of results to corresponding target groups
  • Supervision and guidance in daily business for junior scientists and technicians
  • Transfer knowledge to other departments within the organization and external parties
  • Keep knowledge up-to-date by research and by attending subject-related events

Your Qualifications: 


  • Doctorate in natural sciences such as biochemistry, organic chemistry or pharmaceutics or equivalent
  • Several years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment in RNA formulation and delivery role
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of lipid-based and polymer-based a delivery systems
  • Deep knowledge of conducting (in-vitro, in-vivo) assays and data interpretation
  • Experience in nanoparticle characterization techniques (DLS, zeta potential, chromatography) and knowledge of structural biology and protein and nucleic acid characterization tools/techniques (gel electrophoresis, etc.)
  • High level of self-motivation with the ability to work independently and in a structured manner
  • Ability to think out-of-the box and troubleshoot in order to manage challenging timelines in a dynamic environment
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in English, German skills are 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 SE


Human Resources
Alba Ardito 
Friedrich-Miescher-Straße 15
72076 Tübingen