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Scientist (m/f) Nucleic Acid Delivery for applied medical research - United States  

CureVac AG (company)

Posted on : 28 May 2017

Project Description

Design. Progress. Together.

CureVac AG is a biopharmaceutical company researching, developing and producing novel drugs based on the natural molecule Messenger RNA (mRNA). Our focus is on innovative cancer immunotherapies and prophylactic vaccines. Currently, about 290 RNA people are striving to achieve our main goal: To bring the first mRNA-based drug worldwide to the market.

To boost our team in Tübingen, we are currently looking to recruit a

Scientist (m/f) Nucleic Acid Delivery
for applied medical research

Job ID 3701-1701

The position will involve working as part of an interdisciplinary team with the aim of developing the therapeutic potential of RNA. Within this remit, you will be concentrating in particular on issues regarding the formulation of this new class of active ingredients.

Your responsibilities:

  • Planning and supporting projects to develop RNA delivery technology
  • Development and characterization of novel lipid-based mRNA formulations
  • Theoretical and practical drafting of scientific issues and matters relating to patent law in preclinical cellular and animal-experimental systems
  • Preparing presentations and reports and presenting results to appropriate target groups
  • Technical staff training

Your qualifications:

  • Doctorate in natural sciences with a sound knowledge of the specialist aspects and methods involved in biochemistry, organic chemistry or pharmaceutics
  • Excellent knowledge of lipid-based formulation systems
  • Professional experience at various academic institutions or industrial companies is mandatory
  • Deep knowledge of formulating nucleic acids and the transfection of cells is required
  • Experience with animal models
  • Interdisciplinary thinking and a willingness to embrace new subject areas
  • High level of self-motivation with the ability to work independently and in a structured way
  • Good team player with excellent communication skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English

We offer you a challenging and varied opportunity within 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 in 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 in English via our CareerPortal.