Scientist* Antibody Discovery

  • München (Neuried)
  • Work experience
  • Research, development, teaching
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Become a member of the BioNTech Family!

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.

Scientist* Antibody Discovery

As part of the New Scaffolds Discovery department, you will be involved in the discovery, characterization and engineering of single domain antibodies (VHHs). Your main responsibilities are:
  • Plan and build up new, highly automated laboratories and establish methodologies for single domain antibody discovery and characterization
  • Continuously improve the selection and hit identification process in a high throughput manner and draft the improved methods as standard operation procedures (SOPs)
  • Design and perform phage display selection campaigns for the identification of target-specific single domain antibodies
  • Produce target-specific ligands in pro- and eukaryotic expression systems and characterize them e.g. in terms of biophysical properties and binding kinetics
  • Documentation and reporting of your work in department and project meetings

What you have to offer.

  • Doctoral degree in natural sciences and/or several years of relevant industrial experience (e.g. biology, immunology, biochemistry, pharmacy, chemistry)
  • Extensive experience in phage display technology or similar directed evolution techniques like yeast surface display, bacterial display or mammalian display is highly desirable
  • Extensive experience in protein engineering field (e.g. antibody or protein scaffold discovery, expression and characterization)
  • Experience with different protein expression systems, preferably E. coli as well as mammalian cells
  • Affinity for technology and streamlining of workflows using cutting edge automation and analysis equipment. Experience in this field is of big advantage
  • You are a highly motivated scientist and are looking forward to being a key player of a team to bring VHH discovery and characterization to the next level
  • A strong team spirit and willingness to connect VHH discovery and characterization in close interaction with members of the own and of other teams
  • Ability to work well structured and independently in a fast-paced environment as well as joy in working in an interdisciplinary and international environment.
  • Industry experience is of advantage but not mandatory
  • Business-professional English language skills are mandatory, good German language skills are advantageous

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 Munich/ Neuried 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 4133 (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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