Biologist, Biochemist - Immunology Research (m/f/d)

Bavarian Nordic is a fully integrated biotechnology company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of cancer immunotherapies and vaccines for infectious diseases. The company has a diverse and growing portfolio of vaccines, supported by proprietary development, public-private partnerships and industry collaborations. The company was founded in 1994 and has been listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen Stock Exchange since 1998. Headquartered in Kvistgaard, Denmark and with operations in Munich, Germany and North Carolina, USA, the company employs more than 400 people. Bavarian Nordic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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To strengthen our Immunology Research Department in Martinsried/Munich, we are searching for a qualified


The Immunology Research Department is a highly dynamic group of scientists who are finding new vaccine candidates by understanding basic immunological mechanisms influencing immune responses upon vaccination and during cancer immunotherapy.

As Senior Scientist in the Immunology Research Department you will formulate research working hypothesis, participate in the generation of laboratory data that will be critical for the validation of new and exciting vaccine candidates, and you will serve as a strong technical resource in the laboratory on assays and protocols. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team are essential components of the position.

Your Tasks

  • Formulate research hypothesis, design and implement project development plans for vaccine platform candidates
  • Perform proof-of-concept experiments to generate mechanistic understanding of the immune and non- immune effects of vaccine platform candidates in the project plans.
  • Contribution to in-depth characterization of the mechanism of action of vaccine-induced effects
  • Data analysis and communication to coordinating team(s), department(s) and key stakeholders
  • Documentation according to SOPs
  • Perform other related duties as required by position

Your Profile

  • Ph. D. with 3+ years post-doctoral experience in the field of immuno-oncology, human immunology, basic immunology or other relevant field; in-depth understanding of basic mechanisms of immunity is a must
  • A proven track record of peer-reviewed scientific publications in the field of immuno-oncology, human immunology or basic immunology
  • Demonstrated experience in working with laboratory animals. Proficiency in the usage of multicolor flow cytometry as well as flow cytometry-based assays and technical experience in developing, execution and analysis of in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro readouts. Experience with syngeneic tumor models is a plus
  • Goal oriented, data driven, organized, capable of prioritizing and working on multiple projects and to meet timelines that fulfill company goals
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills, and ability to contribute constructively to discussions
  • Experience in managing and proper training of technical research staff
  • Work well in a cross-functional team environment, both individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

Your Prospect

  • An exciting position within an international environment
  • Work at the forefront of vaccination research in a dynamic company within a highly motivated team
  • Working within commuting distance of Munich, a vibrant international city with multiple outdoor and cultural activities


If you are interested in the position, we look forward to receiving your application in English via our internal system.
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Further Information

For additional information on the position please contact
José Medina, Immunology Research Department
Tel: +49 89 255 446 300

Bavarian Nordic GmbH
Fraunhoferstraße 13 • D-82152 Martinsried

Average salary for comparable positions is about € 67.372,00 gross per year. Depending on experience and qualifications, as well as other factors, this estimate may deviate to varying degrees from salaries actually to be expected.
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