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 Protein Expression and Cell Engineering Group in Heidelberg, Germany, we are looking for a

Scientist (f/m/d)

(Reference No. R1901)

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  • Generation, cultivation and cryopreservation of stable expression cells
  • Production and analysis of secreted recombinant antibodies and antigens
  • Independent planning and analyzing of experiments
  • Evaluation of new technologies for optimization of expression cell development and recombinant protein production at lab scale, as well as troubleshooting
  • Working according to quality standards and Good Documentation Practices
  • Supporting group leader in planning and organization of experiments, data analysis and preparation of data summaries and reports


  • Degree in Life Sciences with at least 3 years of professional experience
  • Demonstrated practical experience in mammalian cell culture, preferably with suspension cells
  • Profound knowledge of stable and transient transfection and recombinant protein expression
  • Experience in characterizing recombinant proteins and antibodies in ELISA, SDS-PAGE and Western Blot
  • Knowledge of biologics drug development and production processes
  • Ability to plan, organize and conduct multiple activities in parallel, delivering agreed milestones and adhering to timelines
  • Excellent communication and team skills and fluency in German and English
  • Proficiency in data analysis using MS Excel, GraphPad Prism and sample database management
  • Precise, systematic and well-structured working style, high level of commitment


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 2019

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