CureVag the RNA people

Design. Progress. Together.


CureVac AG is a biopharmaceutical company researching, developing and producing novel drugs based on the natural molecule Messenger RNA (mRNA). Our focus is on innovative cancer immunotherapies, prophylactic vaccines and molecular therapies. Currently, about 400 RNA people are striving to achieve our main goal: To bring the first mRNA-based drug worldwide to the market.


To boost our team in Tübingen near Stuttgart, we are currently looking to recruit a

Scientist (f/m/d) - Process Development Microbial Fermentation

Job ID: 4301-1901


Your responsibilities:


  • Development, optimization and scale-up of microbial fermentation and harvesting process steps for nucleic acids
  • Method development for online and inline analytical methods
  • Support transfer of production steps to routine production
  • Perform small-scale validation and process characterization studies
  • Plan, carry out and document the experiments including writing of technical reports, SOPs and presentations
  • Participation in multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Scientific support of laboratory personnel

Your qualifications:


  • PhD in Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering or related field
  • Ideally, 2+ years of relevant working experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Profound knowledge in developing scalable, cost-effective biopharmaceutical production processes
  • Hands-on experience in microbial fermentation, preferably for production of plasmid DNA or production of biopharmaceuticals
  • Experience with Design of Experiments is advantageous
  • Ability to independently devise research projects but also to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Fluency in German and English (written and spoken)


We offer you a challenging and varied opportunity with an innovative and dynamic company that is expanding.
With much passion and sense of responsibility, we work together on the medical revolution. We pride ourselves on maintaining an honest and trusting relationship with each other which is characterized by openness to new ideas and continuous progress. Mutual respect, reliability and personal initiative are self-evident for us.

Design your future with us – become part of the RNA people!   

We look forward to receiving your application via our CareerPortal.