Senior Project Leader (m/f/d)

(in Full-time) (unlimited contract)

The Powerhouse for Anti-infectives –
Committed to making the difference


AiCuris is a pharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery, research, and development of novel, resistance‐breaking antiviral and antibacterial agents for the treatment of serious and potentially life-threatening infectious diseases. Founded in 2006 as a spin‐out from Bayer Infection Research, AiCuris today manages an innovative pipeline of anti-infective agents with a team of internationally recognized scientists in Research and Development. We are one of the few European biotech companies which has brought a drug with “block buster” potential to the market (Prevymis® 2017/18).


AiCuris is offering the position of a: 

Senior Project Leader (m/f/d) 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer

The role of the project leader at AiCuris is exceedingly important for the overall success of the company and goes far beyond tracking of timelines and budget. In collaboration with senior management and the team you will be responsible for generating and ensuring the overall development strategy of assigned project(s) by closely interacting with internal and external experts.




He or she

  • is responsible for the generation and review of the Target Product Profile with respect to competitor activities and the development strategy in collaboration with the project team.
  • plans and justifies required resources for successful project completion
  • coordinates the project team and the project-related activities
  • must have a complete overview of the project at any given time
  • supervises the progress of the project with respect to quality, timelines, costs / budget, strategy / changes, IP protection
  • must be aware of bottlenecks and possible risks, outlines solutions and implements them with the team
  • selects/keeps good contact with external experts and KOLs
  • ensures that all project-related documents are appropriately filed
  • represents the project in presentations and communications to third parties
  • must have a clear scientific and medical understanding of the relevant indications, competitive drugs in the market and in development
  • generates a publication strategy and implements it with the team


Skills and qualification

  • PhD in either immunology, biology, chemistry, pharmacology or related fields, or MD
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in an international environment with practical knowledge as project leader with excellent expertise in overall drug development ideally in the development of biologicals.
  • Knowledge of immunomodulator development and/or experience in anti-infectives (virology especially hepatitis B or bacteriology) will be a plus
  • Good understanding of safety pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, CMC, clinical development, competitor analysis and regulatory requirements for development and registration
  • Very good organizational skills including the capability of setting priorities. Accuracy, detail-focussed without being a perfectionist and able to maintain a complete overview of the project
  • Ability to communicate information effectively
  • Team oriented personality with excellent interpersonal skills, i.e. positive & constructive attitude, desire and ability to work in interdisciplinary teams; very strong leader with ability to motivate and inspire his/her team members
  • Ability to work in a project driven and result-oriented way, also under stressful situations
  • Ability to work independently and with self-motivation under tight timelines
  • Good knowledge of standard and specific software (e.g. Microsoft Office and Project)
  • Good English (oral and written) and German (advantageous but not a primary requirement) language skills


What we can offer

  • Cooperation in multinational and interdisciplinary teams
  • An exciting and challenging job in a promising research and development company with an excellent R&D portfolio
  • Flexible working hours and self-determined time management
  • Regular and targeted further training and individual development opportunities
  • Attractive company pension scheme
  • A wide range of services relating to health and reconciling work and family life


How to apply

You can find a PDF of the job description here.
Interested to join our team?
Then apply online (click here).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at +49 202 317 63 - 0.



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AiCuris Anti-infective Cures AG

Human Resources
Anna Frey
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 475 / Build. 302
42117 Wuppertal