Senior Scientist, Peptide/Medicinal Chemistry*

  • Cambridge, MA
  • Work experience
  • Research, development, teaching
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Senior Scientist, Peptide/Medicinal Chemistry*

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.

BioNTech is seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientist to join Peptide Chemistry group at BioNTech US. The candidate will work independently in a highly collaborative and cross-functional team to develop cancer immunotherapies.


Here, you’ll achieve greatness.

Supporting BioNTech’s R&D team in the US by:
  • Design, synthesize, and purify peptides and small molecules
  • Develop linkers for various conjugation chemistries
  • Design and generate conjugates by using a variety of moieties and linkers
  • Create peptide libraries
  • Work cross-functionally within the organization in various areas including analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, molecular modeling, in vitro biology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics
  • Liaise with CROs and CMOs

What you have to offer.

  • Minimum Requirements; Ph.D. in peptide chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, or a related discipline with 3+ years of industry experience in drug discovery is required.
  • Hands-on experience in solid-phase peptide synthesis, automated peptide synthesizers, automated purification equipment, and analytical instruments including HPLC, UPLC, LC-MS, and NMR
  • Strong experience in conjugation and linker chemistries
  • Experience in small molecule medicinal chemistry
  • Proven track record of creative thinking and consistent delivery as demonstrated by publication/presentation records
  • Highly organized with a pro-active mentality
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a team and collaborative 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
  • Free COVID-19 Testing 
  • 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!