Research Associate* New Scaffolds

  • 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* New Scaffolds

As part of the New Scaffolds department, you will be involved in the discovery, characterization and engineering of single domain antibodies and the translation of identified ligands towards different therapeutic applications. Your main responsibilities are:
  • In close collaboration with the research scientists, target-specific ligands will be identified via phage display selection and high-throughput screening involving molecular biology, protein biochemistry, cell biology and automation-based methods
  • Cloning of selected ligands into suitable vectors and expression (E. coli and/or mammalian cells), purification (FPLC, Äkta systems) and characterization (ELISA, BLI/SPR, HPLC-SEC, functional assays etc.) of the identified ligands
  • Adaption of assay principles to high-throughput processes
  • Careful and independent execution and documentation of the experiments
  • Continuous improvement of methods, writing of SOPs
  • Lab organization (optimization of lab processes, ordering of reagents etc.)

What you have to offer.

  • Completed scientific-technical vocational training as MTLA, BTA, CTA biology laboratory assistant (m / f) or comparable qualification (e.g. Bachelor or Master of Science)
  • Extensive experience with molecular biological (e.g. PCR, cloning) and protein biochemical methods (e.g. ELISA and Western blotting) as well as expression of recombinant proteins in bacterial and mammalian systems
  • Ideally, you have a background in the antibody discovery field and hands-on experience with library generation and display technologies like phage, yeast or mammalian display and are also familiar with cell culture and cell based analysis techniques (FACS)
  • Communication and organizational skills
  • A structured, independent, detail-oriented and precise way of working

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 3617 (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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