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 growing team in Heidelberg, Germany, we are looking for a

Senior Preclinical Scientist – Bioanalysis (f/m/d)

(Reference No. R2005)

to support preclinical and clinical development of novel biologics in immuno-oncology.

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  • Design, develop and validate bioassays (PK, ADA, NAb, Biomarkers) according to GxP and regulatory guidelines in cooperation with contract research organizations (CROs)
  • Generation of analytical tools (monoclonal antibodies, polyclonal sera)
  • Monitor assay development, evaluate experimental data, troubleshoot and optimize assays
  • Review and write study plans/reports for validation and sample analysis according to regulatory standards
  • Plan and manage timelines and budget
  • Support all preclinical development activities
  • Work in close collaboration within cross-functional teams and external partners


  • Degree in Life Sciences with at least 5 years industrial experience in the described fields
  • Demonstrated knowledge of biologics drug development
  • Experience in the development of immunoassays using ELISA, MSD-ECL, cell based assays
  • Knowledge and application of regulatory guidance to experimental planning and design
  • Experience in working in GxP environments and demonstrated knowledge of GxP regulations
  • Basic knowledge in Pharmacokinetics and Toxicology would be a plus
  • Ability to conduct multiple projects delivering agreed milestones and adhering to timelines
  • The position requires excellent communication skills and fluency in English


The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, highly motivated, multidisciplinary and collegial team. After a qualifying period, there is the possibility to partly work from home office.
For any queries, please contact Susanne Hering (Tel: 06221 6743 675, e-mail:

July 2020

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