Manufacturing Cell Therapy Technician II

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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.



Manufacturing Cell Therapy Technician II 


Primary responsibilities Include:

  • Adhere to SOPs and cGMP regulations, with the ability to accurately complete documentation associated with GMP manufacturing.
  • Responsible for aseptic processing of clinical and commercial grade product, participates in editing SOPs and batch records, maintains and stocks clean room environment with released inventory, monitors temperatures, expiration of materials and calibrated equipment.
  • Complies with processes, procedures, and instructions for all activities in which the team participates according to written guidelines and recognizes deviations from accepted practice.
  • Completes required training assignments to maintain necessary technical skills and knowledge and to ensure compliance with cGMP requirements.
  • Routinely monitors, cleans, prepares, and operates cell therapy manufacturing and support equipment in a clean room environment.
  • Must have the ability to work, aseptically gown, and wear PPE as required per procedures in all cleanroom environments, such as, Grade D, Grade C, Grade B, and Grade A.
  • Be able to push, pull, and lift 50lbs.
  • Finds opportunities for improvement on the manufacturing floor from a Safety and Quality perspective.
  • Perform other duties as required by the business.
  • SME of 1-2 support roles within the process determined by their individual training plan.
  • Responsible for advancing their knowledge base of the process by continuing to learn the more critical process steps and becoming an SME


What you have to offer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences or Engineering with at least 2 years of experience, or an Associate’s Degree (in any field) with 3+ years of cGMP experience.
  • At least 1 year of Cell Therapy experience.
  • Effective communication, organization skills, and willingness to learn.
  • Must possess a positive attitude and promote BioNTech’s Core Values
  • Ability to work different shifts and weekends.


Preferred Requirements:

  • At least 2 years previous cell therapy experience; pre-clinical, clinical, and/or commercial.
  • Experience using MES.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience in cGMP environments
  • Experience using SAP.
  • Willingness to learn aseptic processing and cell culture processing.
  • Experience with automated cell processing equipment.




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!



Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?


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

BioNTech does not tolerate discrimination, favoritism, or harassment based on gender, political opinion, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or social origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, physical appearance, health status or any other aspect of personal status. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!

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