(Junior) Project Manager* Bioanalytics & Bioinformatics - iNeST Upstream Automation


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(Junior) Project Manager* Bioanalytics & Bioinformatics - iNeST Upstream Automation 


As part of the Bioanalytics & Bioinformatics Project Management team at BioNTech, you will join a motivated and dynamic team who provide project management support for cross-functional teams in a variety of projects to support the development of our technology platforms. This specific position is to support the iNeST Upstream Automation Development team for our individualized cancer vaccine platforms with a particular focus on automation and scaling of processes in Genomics, Biosampling & Histology. 


Your main responsibilities:


  • Cross-functional planning (incl. definition of scope, tasks, work packages and deliverables), coordination, and monitoring of project progress (incl. budget, timelines, quality, risk management) 

  • Drive multiple interdisciplinary teams to ensure project scope and goals are delivered in desired time and quality 

  • Establish and ensure efficient communication structures among internal and external project stakeholders and ensure information and content flow between interdisciplinary teams (incl. regular reporting to executive management) 

  • Contribution to content work and hands-on support of Subject Matter Experts in individual work packages/specific areas 

  • Project documentation (Compile data and information relevant to the project) and reporting 

  • Build, maintain, and manage high performing project teams 


What you have to offer.


  • Experience of project management tasks during studies or time in industry, desirable but not essential to have previous working experience in a regulated environment (e.g. GCP/GCLP or GMP) 

  • Highly desirable: Hands on experience with development and use of automated NGS methods, and an understanding liguid handler interfaces with external software systems (e.g. LIMS) 

  • A strong background in one or more of the following areas: Automation of molecular biology methods, method validation, equipment qualification, Next Generation Sequencing, Molecular biology 

  • Vendor management experience 

  • A keen interest in automation technologies and process scaling 

  • Excellent communication, presentation and stakeholder management skills 

  • Self-starter with fast perception of new knowledge and efficient problem-solving skills with high personal commitment within a matrix and fast paced environment 

  • Willingness to handle complex projects across multiple departments and with collaboration partners 

  • Very good English skills, written and orally (German skills are also desirable but not essential)  

  • Previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry is desirable but not essential 


Benefits for you:

  • Flexible Working Time
  • Mobile Office
  • Work from EU Countries (up to 20 days per year)
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses

... and much more.


Have we kindled your pioneering spirit? 


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

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 6355 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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