Research Associate* Early-Stage Formulation Process Development

  • Mainz
  • Work experience
  • Research, development, teaching
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Research Associate Early-Stage Formulation Process Development

The purpose of this position is to design and execute the day-to-day lab activities of the lyophilization work package for a project.

Your main responsibilities are:
  • Lyophilization and quality control of mRNA nanoparticles using either existing protocols (and if necessary adapt the existing protocols) based on the requirement of the project
  • Characterization and stability assessment of the colloidal systems
  • Data processing, evaluation, documentation of experiments, and writing of reports
  • Responsibility for instruments, laboratory management, and supervision of student assistants

What you have to offer.

  • Successfully completed training as a CTA*, PTA*, Chemical Laboratory Assistant* or comparable qualifications paired with relevant professional experience in a chemical / pharmaceutical laboratory
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in pharmaceutical or natural sciences (e.g., chemistry, physics) with special focus on lyophilization is a plus.
  • Sound knowledge on the approaches to identify the critical quality attributes and critical process parameters for lyophilization (of nanoparticles) is a definite plus.
  • Profound knowledge on physicochemical characterization of lipid and polymer-based nanoparticle preparations (e.g., DSC, Karl-Fischer titration, DLS, zeta potential, fluorescence spectroscopy).
  • Insights on extended characterization techniques such as freeze-drying microscopy, CD, SAXS, AF4 and Cryo-TEM is a plus. 
  • Proficient English in written and verbal form, good knowledge of German is a plus.
  • Experience with statistical analysis and data reporting software. (e.g., Python, Matlab, R-package, GraphPad) is a plus
  • A high level of organizational skills, reliability and communication skills, technical writing and documentation competencies
  • An independent, responsible, and structured way of working as well as enthusiasm to participate in interdisciplinary collaborative work projects.

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 6375 (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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