Engineer II, Process Development

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Based in Cambridge, MA and Gaithersburg, MD. We are committed to improving the health of people worldwide with our fundamental research and our work in the area of development of immunotherapies utilizing the full potential of the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases and other serious diseases. We believe in scientific rigor, innovation and passion as driving forces. BioNTech was founded by scientists and physicians to translate science into survival by combining fundamental research and operational excellence.

With decades of deep immunology expertise and experience in developing and optimizing mRNA as part of its broad suite of novel technologies, the company is working with the global community to defeat life-threatening and serious diseases such as cancer, COVID-19, malaria and tuberculosis. The first ever approved mRNA vaccine was created in the labs of BioNTech in Mainz, Germany. A fully integrated immunotherapy powerhouse. We remain focused on bringing our broad pipeline of next-generation immunotherapies and vaccines to people around the world to address cancer, infectious diseases, as well as a growing list of other medical conditions. To accomplish this, we continue to be deeply rooted in science and academic research while also having built a fully integrated, global immunotherapy company with cGMP and GMP manufacturing facilities anchored around deep expertise in immunology and complemented by an expanding set of capabilities.



Engineer II, Process Development 


Position Summary

The Engineer II, Process Development, will contribute to and lead development of key unit operations for cell therapy manufacturing. The successful candidate will have deep knowledge of the principles of cell therapy manufacturing and act as a technical resource both within his/her own work group as well as across the department and site. This position requires strong collaboration skills and the ability to work well with others in a matrix environment. The successful candidate will analyze and present possible solutions to incoming challenges using a mix of technical experience and critical thinking.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Design, develop, characterize, and qualify cell production processes (includes cell processing, genetic modification, culture and expansion, harvest, and cryopreservation).
  • Draft SOPs, reports, and presentations.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot instrumentation commonly utilized by the process development team.
  • Collaborate with both internal research teams and external groups to advance translational immunology capabilities.
  • Transfer developed processes to Clinical Manufacturing Team (including training of manufacturing personnel and review of batch record documentation).
  • Analyze and present results within the team and to broader scientific groups.
  • Maintain a high standard of experimentation and record keeping.
  • Work productively in a team environment and independently to deliver against timelines.


  • BS or MS in Biology or related discipline and over 3 years of laboratory experience.
  • Experience with automated cell processing and/or cell expansion technologies preferred.
  • Experience working within CMC and Tech Transfer (e.g. process development, analytical development, QC, and/or GMP manufacturing) for cell therapy products preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and drive multiple projects to support pipeline.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent documentation practices and strong oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience functioning within a multi-disciplinary team and ability to integrate cross-functional information, as well as work independently.




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 subsidized parking

  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance

  • Pet Insurance

Plus more benefits that will be shared upon hire!



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Then apply now for our location Gaithersburg  and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

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