Scientist* Formulation Functionalization

  • Mainz
  • Work experience
  • Medicine, Pharmacy, Laboratory
  • 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* Formulation Functionalization

At BioNTech you make a decisive contribution to the conduct of our R&D studies - because you contribute to the development of RNA nanoparticles for targeted delivery. As a part of our formulation functionalization team, you will soon take the next critical step with us. Your duties in detail:
  • Responsible for formulation development: experimental planning and execution of experiments to identify potent functionalized formulations for targeted delivery
  • Data processing, evaluation, documentation, presentation and discussion of experimental results
  • Literature research, visit conferences to bring in new ideas to the team
  • Regular supply of formulations for preclinical testing in compliance with deadlines and quality requirements
  • Responsibility for instruments and laboratory management

What you have to offer.

  • PhD in natural sciences (nanoscience, pharmacy, chemistry, biochemistry or related fields), initial work experience is beneficial
  • Profound knowledge and practical experience in RNA or DNA nanoparticle preparations comprising lipids or polymers is a must (Liposomes, LNP, PLX)
  • Knowledge of bioconjugation reactions and formulations for pharmaceutical use, especially in areas of targeted drug delivery
  • Practical experience on physicochemical characterization of functionalized nanoparticle preparations is required (e.g. DLS, zeta potential, Agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, native PAGE, capillary electrophoresis, SEC etc.); hands on experience in handling sugars and proteins is beneficial
  • Knowledge in immunology is a plus
  • Conscientious and careful working and good English skills (spoken and written)

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 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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