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 Project Development Team in Heidelberg, Germany, we are looking for a

Scientist (f/m/d)

Tumor Biology

(Reference No. OP1907)

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  • Experimental design of in vitro studies to support the development of Affimed’s drug candidates and its ROCK® platform
  • Lead and supervise technical assistants
  • Analyze data, prepare summaries, reviews and documentation for internal and external purposes
  • 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 and cross-functional program teams
  • Integrate latest findings from key publications, supporting further development of ongoing as well as novel projects
  • Implement new experimental techniques
  • Act as a resource or mentor for other colleagues
  • Contribute to design and writing of reports, publications, presentations and patents
  • Routinely read and apply relevant scientific literature


  • PhD in immunology and/or tumor biology
  • Experience in preclinical development of antibody- and / or cell-based therapeutics in the field of immunology
  • Leadership skills and experience in independently leading a research laboratory
  • Ability to independently design and execute experiments, including interpretation of experimental data
  • Hands-on experience and knowledge of state-of-the-art cell-based in vitro assays and techniques such as isolation and culture of primary immune cells, fluorescence activated cell sorting, ELISA, trans-well-, proliferation-, and cytokine release assays
  • Ability to learn and implement new experimental techniques
  • Must be a team player with strong relationship building capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills covering a broad range of audiences, including research teams and cross-functional program teams
  • Experienced in using MS office and GraphPad Prism Fluent in English (oral & written), German language skills desirable


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:

September 2019

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