07.09.2021 | CureVac AG

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

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 pDNA Upstream Processing

Job-ID: 4301-2102

Your responsibilities:

  • Development, optimization and scale-up of microbial fermentation and harvesting 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 writing of technical reports, SOPs and presentations
  • Participation in multidisciplinary project teams
  • Supervision of external development activities
  • Scientific support of laboratory personnel

Your qualifications:

  • PhD in Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering or related field
  • Ideally 2+ years of relevant working experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Practical knowledge in microbial fermentation and/or plasmid production
  • Profound skills in developing scalable, cost-effective biopharmaceutical production processes
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular biology
  • Practical knowledge of plasmid DNA analysis
  • 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

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
Job Advertisement: Scientist (f/m/d) Process Development pDNA Upstream Processing

CureVac Real Estate GmbH
Human Resources
Ms. Alba Ardito
Friedrich-Miescher-Straße 15
72076 Tübingen