Research Associate* Liposome Technology

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Research Associate* Liposome Technology

At BioNTech, you will design and execute the day-to-day lab activities of the process development work packages related to liposomes for various projects.

Your main responsibilities are:
  • Manufacturing and quality control of lipid-based nanoparticles, e.g., liposomes using existing protocols (and if necessary, adapt the existing protocols) based on the requirements 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.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in pharmaceutical or natural sciences (e.g., chemistry, physics) with special focus on lipid-based nanoparticles, e.g., liposomes paired with relevant professional experience in a chemical / pharmaceutical laboratory
  • Sound knowledge on the approaches to identify the critical quality attributes and critical process parameters for manufacturing following QbD based approach is a definite plus
  • Profound knowledge on physicochemical characterization of lipid-based nanoparticle preparations (e.g., DLS, zeta potential, fluorescence spectroscopy)
  • Insights on extended characterization techniques such as CD, SAXS, AF4 and Cryo-TEM is a plus
  • Diligent and motivated. Proficient English in written and verbal form
  • Experience with statistical analysis and data reporting software. (e.g., R-package, GraphPad) is a plus
  • A high level of organizational skills, reliability and communication skills (in English, both spoken and written)
  • An independent, responsible, and structured way of working as well as enthusiasm to participate in 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 7360 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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