PaxVax is a privately held global specialty vaccines company focused on the travel and endemic disease markets with a mission to develop and commercialize innovative vaccines against infectious diseases in a socially responsible manner. The company headquarters are located in Redwood City, California and R&D and GMP manufacturing sites are in San Diego, California and near Bern in Thörishaus, Switzerland.  The Company has a commercial vaccine (Vivotif® oral typhoid vaccine) that is licensed in 27 countries and an oral vaccine for cholera that has recently completed Phase 3 clinical trials.  Our clinical stage portfolio also includes vaccine candidates for pandemic influenza (H5N1), anthrax, and HIV.  PaxVax is committed to continued growth in its product portfolio, and in continuing collaboration with academic, government, and industrial partners.

PaxVax offers competitive compensation along with a generous benefits package that includes fully covered employee medical and dental benefits, 401k, life insurance, Short Term Disability (STD) & LTD coverage.

PaxVax is proud to be an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please review our Everify posters for more information.

Please find our available positions below. Please submit your cover letter and resume to with the position title in the subject line.

Senior Statistical Programmer - Redwood City

This role is an integral part of the data management and statistical programming department and the research component of PaxVax. The Senior Statistical Programmer / Manager, Statistical Programming is responsible for implementing all aspects of clinical data analysis as defined by the Project Statistician, for creation of submission ready deliverables for regulatory agencies, and for creation of review tools for ongoing studies.  This person is also responsible for project management, managing CROs and less senior programming team members and for development and maintenance of project timelines.  This role is also involved in creation and refinement of processes and procedures for continuous improvement and infrastructure development.

Manager/Director, Information Technology - San Diego

The successful candidate will be responsible  for overall management of the IT infrastructure across PaxVax, establishing the strategic direction and architecture for IT in alignment with the strategy of the business, recommending IT investments, including hardware, software and services, as necessary to support business operations, managing risk through comprehensive compliance to meet various regulatory needs of the business, vendor management including outsourced IT support and management of the IT budget.  The position involves designing, building and integrating IT across its multiple sites, including the recently acquired operations in Bern and Miami and the design and implementation of global business and operational systems.

Ensures that IT solutions and operational architecture are:

  • Aligned, and remain agile, with corporate goals and objectives
  • Managed through projects with an emphasis on quality, timeliness and cost management
  • Managed through an established change management framework to ensure high levels of availability and reliability and meet various compliance regulations

Financial Controller Europe - Switzerland

PaxVax is looking to recruit a high caliber into the role of Financial Controller.  Reporting directly into the VP Finance, you will be responsible for the management of the operational finance team with 3 direct reports, provision of guidance, review and support to the finance teams in these countries, including site visits and training.  The Financial Controller will handle financial management of 4 European entities including Switzerland, UK, Spain and Italy.

Director/Sr. Director, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs - Redwood City

The Director/Sr. Director of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs is responsible for clinical development plans for new products and for clinical trial activities of existing vaccine candidates, including study design/protocol development, oversight of operations, review study data and clinical study reports, and for preparing and/or reviewing clinical summary documents suitable for regulatory submissions. Additional responsibilities include Medical Affairs launch planning for a new cholera vaccine and responding to scientific and medical questions regarding licensed vaccines and complying with regulatory pharmacovigilance reporting requirements.  This role will liaise with Commercial stakeholders to support company product and disease-specific related communication with external stakeholders, health departments and advisory bodies, key opinion leaders and medical practitioners.  

Cost Accounting Manager - Thörishaus/Bern, Switzerland

Reporting directly into the VP Finance in the US (with a dotted line to the Head of Finance Switzerland), the Cost Accounting Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the company's global cost accounting, reporting, procedures and initiatives. The successful candidate will ensure accurate accounting and reporting relating to inventory sold or held at our US, Swiss, Italian, Spanish entities as well as other Swiss managed 3PL sites.

This role will require travel to California to lead development of a cost model and related ERP systems implementation for our newest commercialized product, as well as subsequent tracking and reporting of products manufactured in Switzerland and the US.

Assistant Controller - Redwood City

PaxVax is looking for an experienced Assistant Controller to lead the general accounting functions. The ideal candidate will have at least 12 years of combined experience in a leadership role at a global organization and public accounting firms. The individual must be a strategic thinker and have the ability to inspire confidence among direct reports and with peers across the organization.   

Analytical Development Sr. Research Associate - San Diego

The Analytical Development Senior Research Associate will work specifically with High-performance liquid chromatography. This position will primarily focus on conducting HPLC analysis of materials and processes required for the formulation, release, and stability of API and finished drug product within standard operating procedures following GLP and GMP guidelines as well as the development, qualification and validation of HPLC methods.  In addition, this position may develop and perform other biochemical and QC assays such as cell based potency assay, disintegration, and gel electrophoresis.  

Analytical Development Sr. Research Associate - San Diego

The Analytical Development Senior Research Associate will work specifically with cell based, molecular and biochemical assays. This position will primarily focus on conducting bio-analysis of samples generated during production, release, and stability testing of API and finished drug product within standard operating procedures following GLP and GMP guidelines, as well as the development, qualification and validation of the methods.  In addition, this position may develop and perform other biochemical and QC assays such as Karl Fischer and Disintegration.