Senior Director* Synthetic DNA Biology

  • Mainz
  • Executive Middle Management
  • Medicine, Pharmacy, Laboratory
  • Research, development, teaching
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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.

Senior Director* Synthetic DNA Biology

As a Senior Director* Synthetic DNA Biology you will establish and head an overarching unit for all activities from sequence design to a ready-to-use DNA. Your main responsibilities are:
  • Develop and lead the long-term strategy for BioNTech's Synthetic DNA Biology activities
  • Lead cross functional and multi-disciplinary teams for all steps from sequence design to ready-to-use DNA
  • Coordinate activities across multiple projects considering prioritization within BioNTech's clinical pipeline
  • Stay up-to-date in the rapidly evolving field of synthetic DNA biology  
  • Recruit and mentor the next generation of experts on all levels for the unit

What you have to offer.

  • PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of hands-on experience in relevant research area in industry and/or academia
  • Minimum 5 years of project and team leading experience
  • Ability to build, manage, and inspire teams
  • Flexible mind with ability to think outside the box as well as an innovative and creative approach to problem solving

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 5180 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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