Senior Scientist Process Development pDNA Downstream Processing (f/m/d)

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 Scientist Process Development pDNA Downstream Processing (f/m/d)


Your responsibilities:


  • Development, optimization and scale-up of biotechnological purification process steps for nucleic acids with focus on plasmid DNA
  • Method development for online and inline analytical methods
  • Support transfer of production steps to routine production
  • Perform small-scale validation and process characterization studies
  • Plan, carry out and document the activities including the writing of technical reports, SOPs and presentations
  • Participation in multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Supervision of external development activities
  • Scientific support of laboratory personnel


Your qualifications:


  • PhD in Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering or related field
  • Extensive professional experience in process development pDNA downstream, ideally in a pharmaceutical or biotech company
  • Hands-on experience in chromatography and/or tangential flow filtration
  • Profound knowledge in developing scalable, cost-effective biopharmaceutical production processes
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular biology and bioanalytics
  • Ability to independently devise research projects but also to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Experienced in Design of Experiments (DoE)
  • Fluency in German and English


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