Scientist* Infectious Disease Vaccines Discovery Bioanalytics

  • Mainz
  • Work experience
  • Research, development, teaching
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Scientist* Infectious Disease Vaccines Discovery Bioanalytics

The Infectious Disease Vaccines Team is seeking to expand the Research & Development team by recruiting a talented Scientist to support multiple viral and bacterial vaccine discovery programs. This position will be responsible for assay development and design of experimental approaches to assess the humoral immunity elicited by BioNTech's proprietary vaccine candidates. The primary responsibilities of the candidate will include the proper design and execution of experiments, data analysis and interpretation, documentation, presentation of work in internal meetings and in written reports. Experimentally the initial focus will be on de novo generation of pseudovirus, pseudovirus titration and in vitro assays to evaluate antibody-mediated neutralization (i.e. pseudovirus neutralization test [pVNT]). We are searching for an enthusiastic, innovative, well-organized, and highly motivated individual who is comfortable working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

Your main responsibilities are:
  • Generate hypotheses and independently design, execute and interpret cell-based assays to characterize the serological response elicited by proprietary candidate or authorized vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 and other viral and bacterial pathogens
  • Apply molecular biology skills to generate novel recombinant viruses. Design, rescue and characterize pseudoviruses
  • Present and discuss data within a team of experts, associated subject matter experts or scientific conferences
  • Prepare and review bioanalytical data and reports for scientific publication and regulatory submission

What you have to offer.

  • PhD in Immunology, Virology or a related field with <4 years of relevant postdoctoral experience in academic, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology settings
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture is a must, experience with testing therapeutics in high throughput cellular assays is desired
  • Proficiency with virus propagation, purification, in vitro assays to evaluate antibody-mediated neutralization using replication competent and/or pseudotyped viruses.
  • Profound knowledge in flow cytometric analysis
  • Willingness to plan and establish projects in a team in a goal-oriented manner
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize numerous different projects
  • Passionate about translating cutting-edge basic science into real world, innovative solutions for emerging viral diseases

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 4652 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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