Research Specialist* Early-Stage Formulation Process Development

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

Your main responsibilities are: 
  • Design and development of the GMP compatible manufacturing process for ligand functionalized nanoparticles loaded with mRNA
  • Generate fundamental understanding on the manufacturing process of ligand functionalized nanoparticles
  • Characterization and stability assessment of ligand functionalized nanoparticles
  • Data processing, evaluation, documentation of experiments, and writing of reports
  • Responsibility for instruments, laboratory management, and supervision of Student Assistants and Research Associate

What you have to offer.

  • Master’s degree in pharmaceutical or other natural sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, etc.)
  • Sound knowledge on the approaches to identify the critical quality attributes and critical process parameters for manufacturing of ligand functionalized nanoparticles
  • Profound knowledge on chemical and biophysical characterization of lipid and polymer-based nanoparticle preparations (e.g., gel electrophoresis, SEC, DLS, zeta potential, fluorescence spectroscopy)
  • Insights on extended characterization techniques such as CD, SAXS, AF4, Cryo-TEM is a plus
  • Mechanistic understanding on the chemical and material properties and its implications on the subsequent processing will be beneficial
  • Diligent and motivated. Proficient English in written and verbal form. Experience with statistical analysis and data reporting software. (e.g., R-package, GraphPad, etc.)
  • 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  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 6372 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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