Research Associate* Formulation Functionalization

  • Mainz
  • Junior, Career start
  • Work experience
  • Research, development, teaching
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As a part of our team of more than 2.500 pioneers, you will play a key role in developing solutions for some of the most crucial scientific challenges of our age. Within less than a year, we were able to develop our COVID-19 mRNA vaccine following the highest scientific and ethical standards – writing medical history.
We aim to reduce the suffering of people with life-changing therapies by harnessing the potential of the immune system to develop novel therapies against cancer and infectious diseases. While doing so, we are guided by our three company values: united, innovative, passionate. Get in touch with us if you are looking to be a part of creating hope for a healthy future in many people's lives.

Research Associate* Formulation Functionalization

As a part of our formulation functionalization team, you will soon take the next critical step with us. With BioNTech, you will become a worldwide forerunner in the field formulation development in the field of targeted delivery for tumor immunotherapy or infectious diseases.
Your main responsibilities are:
  • Participation in Formulation development, production and characterization of functionalized RNA nanoparticles
  • Regular supply of formulations for preclinical testing in compliance with deadlines and quality requirements
  • Support of assay development of physicochemical techniques
  • Data processing, evaluation and documentation of experiments
  • Chemical modification, analysis and purification of targeting ligands e.g. proteins
  • Responsibility for instruments and laboratory management

What you have to offer.

  • Technical assistant (CTA, PTA) paired with relevant professional experience in a chemical / pharmaceutical laboratory or bachelor’s degree or master’s degree or equivalent in the natural sciences (pharmacy, chemistry, biology)
  • Hands on experience on physicochemical techniques is required (e.g. Agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, native PAGE, DLS, zeta potential, capillary electrophoresis, SEC etc.) 
  • Practical experience in RNA or DNA nanoparticle preparations comprising lipids or polymers is beneficial
  • Hands on experience in handling, modifying and purifying proteins is beneficial
  • Experience in in vitro cell experiments is a plus (cell culturing, cytotoxicity assays, transfection studies)
  • Conscientious and careful working, good English skills, good knowledge in the use of MS Office

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 5890 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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