Scientist* Formulation Functionalization

  • Mainz
  • Work experience
  • Research, development, teaching
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We aim to achieve life-changing successes for patients by being innovative, passionate and united,so 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* Formulation Functionalization

At BioNTech you make a decisive contribution to the conduct of our preclinical studies - because you ensure the provision of RNA nanoparticles. Your duties in detail:
  • Responsible for formulation development: planning, execution and documentation of Experiments:
    • Establishing bioconjugation protocols, production and characterization of ligand functionalized RNA nanoparticles based on lipids and polymers
    • Chemical modification, analysis and purification of targeting ligands e.g. proteins 
    • Regular supply of formulations for preclinical testing in compliance with deadlines and quality requirements
  • Data processing, evaluation and reporting to internal and external project partners
    Participation in scientific conferences and following scientific literature to support projects with new innovative ideas
    Establish new processes and methods in the team
  • Responsibility for instruments and laboratory management

What you have to offer.

  • Doctoral degree in chemistry or other natural sciences (e.g. biology, pharmacy) 
  • Hands on experience in bioconjugation reactions 
  • Experience in preparation and physicochemical characterization of fucntionalized lipid and polymer based nanoparticles (e.g. gel electrophoresis, SEC, DLS, zeta potential etc.) in areas of targeted 'drug delivery' and 'gene delivery
  • Conscientious and careful working, good english skills, good knowledge in the use of MS Office
  • Experience in in vitro cell experiments is a plus (cell culturing, cytotoxicity assays, transfection studies)

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, Margarita Hoffmann will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon).

*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race, religion, color, origin, sexual orientation, disability, age and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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