Software Engineer* Personalized Computational Genomics


Become a member of the BioNTech Family!

As a part of our team of more than 5.000 pioneers, you will play a key role in developing solutions for some of the most crucial scientific challenges of our age. Within less than a year, we were able to develop our COVID-19 mRNA vaccine following the highest scientific and ethical standards – writing medical history.
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.


Software Engineer* Personalized Computational Genomics 


BioNTech is seeking a highly talented and motivated computer scientist to support the development of our personalized cancer vaccine platform. With BioNTech you will become a global expert in this exciting cutting edge new field. If you are highly motivated, enthusiastic about translational science and interested in supporting the implementation of personalized cancer immunotherapies don’t hesitate to apply for this exciting opportunity.


Your main responsibilities are:

  • Responsibility for software engineering of key parts of our personalized cancer vaccine platform, helping improve our code and adapting it, when needed, to changing clinical requirements.
  • Improve the runtime performance of our infrastructure using advanced synchronization strategies, parallel processing (e.g., MPI) and GPUs.
  • Responsibility for validation and deployment of clinical and academic releases of our software.
  • Help support and improve our cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Support developing, optimizing, and testing innovative bioinformatic methods for our personalized cancer vaccine platform and assist in data analysis.
  • Support joint team projects, become a source of knowledge on all software-related issues for the team and help improve our team’s software infrastructure and its documentation.
  • Develop expertise in cancer genomics, help create datasets and analyze them using state-of-the-art bioinformatic tools.
  • Support publishing our research in scientific journals.


What you have to offer:


  • PhD degree in computer science with a strong background in software engineering, NGS and bioinformatics
  • Expert-level knowledge in Java, Python, high performance computing (SLURM experience), cloud computing, parallel computing methods, GPUs, and devops tools such as version control, unit testing, and continuous integration and deployment methods
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility for your work, a systematic approach to problem solving and a commitment to delivering high-quality code
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent command of English


Benefits for you:

  • Flexible Working Time
  • Mobile Office
  • Work from EU Countries
  • 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 6000 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

*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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