Associate Director* Non-Clinical Safety

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Become a member of the BioNTech Family!

As part of the Non-clinical Safety team, you will contribute to non-clinical development and toxicology activities for global R&D programs and new technology platforms during different stages of pharmaceutical development. With your activities you will enable clinical translation of our first-in class vaccines and immunotherapeutics. 

Associate Director* Non-Clinical Safety

Your main tasks are: 
  • Design and assist non-clinical development strategies (incl. safety and toxicology studies) of several R&D programs within one or more BioNTech platforms to guide overall product development strategy
  • Be a non-clinical safety representative in multiple cross-functional internal and external program teams during different stages of development to meet respective program and company milestones
  • Generate and review safety assessment reports for first-in-class vaccines and immuno therapeutics to guide decision-making on clinical and regulatory strategy
  • Manage interactions with external CROs to ensure high quality and on-time execution of toxicology studies
  • Authoring and reviewing critical modules for submission packages (Investigator Brochure, IND, briefing documents, scientific advices, regulatory requests and other regulatory correspondence) 
  • Representation of non-clinical safety in global health authority interactions
  • Partnering with research leads for the design and data analysis/interpretation of  safety  aspects of preclinical studies.

What you have to offer

  • You have a degree (PhD/MD/VMD) in Natural or Life Sciences and sound understanding in infectious diseases or immunology
  • Several years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry as a project toxicologist 
  • Experience in early and late drug development process (interactions with CMC, non-clinical, clinical, regulatory) 
  • A track record of transitioning projects from discovery to the early and late clinical stages in cross-functional program teams in a matrix environment 
  • Documented experience in immunology, vaccine development and /or infectious diseases
  • Strong knowledge of designing and monitoring in vitro and in vivo safety and toxicology studies, reviewing and summarizing results; integrating information to guide development team
  • Experience executing safety and toxicology studies with external vendors, incl. delivering high-quality data, tracking performance, and effective collaboration 
  • Fluent English written and spoken 
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office software and other software and tools (e.g.GraphPad)
  • Team working and communication skills to allow adept performing in a matrix environment

Benefits for you

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation
... and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 8010 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age and other protected statuses as given by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!

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