Scientist, Molecular Immunology*

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Work experience
  • Research, development, teaching
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Scientist, Molecular Immunology*

Become Part of the BioNTech Family.

Based in Cambridge, MA, BioNTech US serves as BioNTech’s North American headquarters and is an important part of our global effort to pioneer the development of next-generation immuno-oncology therapies. BioNTech US is a fully integrated subsidiary with a strong foundation in Europe and a focus on the development of novel neoantigen-targeted T cell therapies, complementing BioNTech’s highly innovative scientific approach and diversified pipeline of transformative cancer medicines. As a key research and clinical development hub, BioNTech US will enable BioNTech’s growing presence in the US.

We are seeking an innovative, collaborative, and enthusiastic immunologist to be a part of the Molecular Immunology research team. The successful candidate will work within a dynamic and collaborative matrix environment to leverage BioNTech’s unique set of therapeutic modalities to develop therapies for infectious disease programs and, in the longer term, immuno-oncology programs. To accomplish these goals, the candidate will be responsible for designing experiments and optimizing assays with the goal of developing, characterizing, and further enhancing lead vaccine candidates. The candidate will be responsible for the generation of pre-clinical and IND-enabling data to support pipeline therapies. This position reports to Senior Scientist, Molecular Immunology.

Here, you’ll achieve greatness.

Supporting BioNTech’s R&D team in the US by:
  • Collaborate with both internal research teams and external groups/CROs to validate vaccine therapies
  • Design of in vivo disease models to assess immunological impact and efficacy
  • Contribute to building preclinical data packages and understanding of the mechanism of action of lead vaccine candidate
  • Assessment of specificity and functionality of T cells by multicolor flow cytometry
  • Isolation and characterization of relevant immune subsets of interest
  • Tracking and compiling results in an electronic notebook 
  • Analysis and presentation of results to internal and external stakeholders.
Key characteristics and traits:
  • Independent, self-motivated, and the ability to work well with others
  • Cognitive flexibility and critical thinking
  • Ambitious, adaptable, and accountable
  • Creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial

What you have to offer.

  • Requirements; 
  • PhD in Immunology and/or relevant experience in immunology, virology or a related field
  • A strong background in immunology, especially T cell biology
  • 5+ years of relevant research experience
  • Demonstrated experience designing and conducting immune assays, including ELISpot, ELISAs, cytotoxicity assays, MSD, and other immune related assays.
  • Strong mastery of multicolor flow cytometry for T cell characterization
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques, such as qPCR, cloning, and RNA sequencing, is preferred
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a collaborative environment to meet project goals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Enjoys solving challenging scientific questions in a fast-paced environment.

Benefits for you.

BioNTech US is committed to the well being of our team members and offers a variety of benefits supporting our diverse employee base. Salaried/Position-Targeted Hourly Employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include but are not limited to:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life, AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance
  • HSA & FSA Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness, including free onsite gym access
  • Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance
  • Vacation and Unlimited Sick Time
  • Holidays and Floating Holidays, including discretionary winter shutdown
  • 401(K) Plan with Significant Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development
  • Commuting Assistance and free onsite parking
  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
Plus more benefits that will be shared upon hire!

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Cambridge (Boston) and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

For those who require assistance due to disability, or have questions prior to applying, please email

*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!