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

CureVac AG (company)


Posted on : 12 June 2017

Project Description

 Design. Progress. Together.
  • Our company  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, we are currently looking to recruit a Scientist (m/f) Nucleic Acid Delivery
  •  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.