Director* Global Scientific Engagement

Open for hire at one of the following locations –  Mainz Goldgrube, Cambridge Erie Street, London. - Job ID: 4870 


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We aim to reduce the suffering of people with life-changing therapies by harnessing the potential of the immune system to develop novel therapies against cancer and infectious diseases. While doing so, we are guided by our three company values: united, innovative, passionate. Get in touch with us if you are looking to be a part of creating hope for a healthy future in many people's lives.


Director* Global Scientific Engagement 


The Global Scientific Engagement role drives internal and external scientific engagement strategy for the Respiratory Infectious Disease portfolio for Global Medical Affairs, by strengthening relationships with global external experts and academic & research centres of excellence.



  • Leverages professional and credible relationships with external experts, patient advocacy groups, scientific organisations and research/academic centres of excellence, to ensure credible and transparent scientific exchange with high scientific value
  • Develops scientifically rigorous strategic imperatives related to scientific engagement that support the addressing unmet medical needs and key scientific questions from the clinical and healthcare community specific
  • Derives and delivers a scientific exchange strategy for respiratory infectious diseases including activities such as scientific webinars, symposias and other scientific exchange mechanisms to improve scientific knowledge within the clinical and healthcare community
  • Delivers actionable insights to the Global Medical Affairs and cross-functional teams within BioNTech
  • Drives scientific expert meeting sand advisory boards to generate key scientific insights that meet unmet medical needs
  • Engage with the Global Public Health Office to facilitate a consistent scientific engagement strategy throughout the company in all scientific activities within the respiratory infectious diseases and beyond as needed
  • Work closely with the Scientific Communications Lead to deliver a coherent Scientific communication strategy externally within all activities and interactions
  • Ensure that all activities and interactions are conducted with due regard to all applicable local, global and national laws, regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, company policies and accepted standards of best practice.
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory and legal requirements as well BioNTech internal processes and procedures



  • Appropriate scientific/medical qualification (PhD, Pharmacist, Medic)
  • Exemplary project management and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills and ability to assimilate complex data
  • At least 7 years’ experience working with key Scientific Centres of Excellence and Organisations in an above country role (EU/EMEA/International or Global) within Infectious Diseases and Vaccines with active knowledge and existing relationships with key experts
  • Vast experience working with Country and Regional Codes of Practices (including EFPIA)
  • Experience working with global vaccine experts
  • Experience coordinating and setting up above country education programmes and/or scientific symposia
  • Native English (or equivalent).  Business Fluency in English mandatory, German Language a plus
  • Agile and able to cope with a fast paced environment


Benefits for you

BioNTech is committed to the wellbeing of our team members and offers a variety of benefits in support of our diverse employee base. We offer competitive remuneration packages which is determined by the specific role, location of employment and also the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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Note: The availability, eligibility and design of the listed benefits may vary depending on the location. The final requirements for the individual use of our benefits are based on the company's internal policies and applicable law.


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This vacancy is to be hired at one of the following locations – Mainz Goldgrube, Cambridge Erie Street, LondonApply now for your preferred job and location through our careers site.

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