Affimed (Nasdaq: AFMD) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company which engineers targeted immunotherapies, seeking to improve patient outcomes through the power of innate immunity. Affimed’s fit-for-purpose ROCK® platform allows innate immune engagers to be designed for specific patient populations. We are developing single and combination therapies to treat cancers.

To strengthen our highly motivated Research and Development Department in Heidelberg, Germany, we are looking for a

Research Project Lead (f/m/d)

(Reference No. R2105)

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  • Act as a subject matter expert in a key-relevant area of immuno-oncology as member of a scientific strategy and development team, supporting the development of novel cancer immunotherapeutics
  • Establish the scientific rationale and experimental design of in vitro and in vivo studies to support the development of Affimed’s drug candidates and its ROCK® platform
  • Initiate and drive all aspects of translational research in development programs in close collaboration with cross-functional program teams
  • Initiate and lead external research collaborations and ensure its deliverables in time, budget conform and at high quality
  • Present project status updates as well as new and innovative project ideas on a regular basis in meetings with different audiences, e.g. preclinical teams, cross-functional program teams and management team
  • Integrate latest findings from key-relevant publications, supporting further development of ongoing as well as novel projects
  • Prepare and document regular team meetings and track progress, timelines and budget of ongoing projects


  • Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in a cancer immunotherapy -related area
  • 3-5 years of experience as responsible Research Project Leader or equivalent, ideally in a biotech or pharmaceutical industry environment
  • Solid understanding of immunology in theory and experimental design
  • Experience in preclinical development of antibody and/ or cell-based therapeutics is of advantage
  • Basic knowledge in project management and relative software (e.g. MS project) is useful
  • Full proficiency in English (oral and written), German language skills are a plus


The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, highly motivated, multidisciplinary, and collegial team.
For any queries, please contact Susanne Hering (Tel: 06221 6743 675, e-mail:

February 2021

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