Careers

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 Bern, Switzerland.  The Company has a commercial vaccine (Vivotif® oral typhoid vaccine) that is licensed in over 30 countries and an oral vaccine for cholera that is currently completing Phase 3 clinical development.  Our clinical stage portfolio also includes vaccine candidates for pandemic influenza (H5N1), anthrax, and HIV, and we are pursuing preclinical programs in dengue, malaria, and herpes.  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.

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

VP Corporate Development

We have an exciting new opportunity to work in a fun, fast paced environment, to contribute directly to the company’s success, and to personally grow and develop professionally.  The position will be responsible for corporate and business development, operate at the level of Vice President or Global Head, and will report to the EVP/Chief Legal Officer.  The position will be based in Redwood City but is likely to involve significant global travel to represent PaxVax at meetings and to attend industry events.  The successful candidate will be responsible for executing all aspects of the Company’s corporate development strategy, including opportunity identification, alliances, joint ventures, corporate partnering, in-licensing and out-licensing, and mergers and acquisitions. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, multi-task, and coordinate across multiple functions and stakeholders. In addition, given the fast pace of the company and the company’s international operations, the successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively and clearly with all levels of the organization, including colleagues who are not based in the same location as the candidate or who travel frequently. The successful candidate must be motivated, well organized, flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. 

Vice President, Research & Development

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 Bern, Switzerland.  The Company has a commercial vaccine (Vivotif® oral typhoid vaccine) that is licensed in over 30 countries and an oral vaccine for cholera that is currently completing Phase 3 clinical development.  Our clinical stage portfolio also includes vaccine candidates for pandemic influenza (H5N1), anthrax, and HIV, and we are pursuing preclinical programs in dengue, malaria, and herpes.  PaxVax is committed to continued growth in its product portfolio, and in continuing collaboration with academic, government, and industrial partners.

PaxVax has sought to develop and deliver vaccines that are affordable and deliverable anywhere in the world regardless of the level of medical infrastructure, and we have utilized investment capital as well as R&D grants and contracts to fund the development of these products.  We have exploited the inherent synergies in our proprietary oral vaccine technology platforms in developmental and translational efforts to expedite clinical assessment in a timely and capital efficient manner.  We have sought to make an impact on infectious disease morbidity and mortality throughout the world and to provide products useful for travelers and military facing endemic disease threats. 

Vice President of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs

The Vice President of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs (CDMA) will be a key member of the PaxVax senior management team, spearheading clinical operations and collaborating with regulatory affairs.  This position will report to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), be a peer to the VP Regulatory Affairs, and a member of the senior management team.  This executive will be the driving force in establishing a Medical Affairs function for its licensed typhoid vaccine (Vivotif) or late stage products, such as its cholera vaccine PXVX0200 (also known as CVD103-HgR), with BLA submission anticipated Q1 2015 and its hepatitis A vaccine, Epaxal, European and US submissions in 2016-17, support clinical development for Phase 1 clinical trials for new vaccine candidates.  The Vice President CDMA will provide leadership, direction and mentoring to the company’s clinical development organization and medical affairs function as well as collaborating with external clinical development organizations for the Company’s products including the NIH and VTEUs.  This executive will also resource cross-functional product development teams covering a wide range of vaccine candidates in research and preclinical stages.  The position will also serve as a scientific spokesperson to various external constituencies including investors, potential partners, key opinion leaders, granting agencies, foundations and healthcare policy groups.

Teamleader Quality-Control Virology

PaxVax is planning to develop a Hepatitis A vaccine manufacturing site in Thörishaus, Bern. The process will be a biosimilar of the Epaxal™. In this regard, we have an exciting new opportunity to work in a fun, fast paced environment, to contribute directly to the company’s success, and to grow and develop personally and professionally.  The position will report to the Head of Quality Control Switzerland, interact closely with the assigned scientists and being based in Thörishaus / Bern. The successful candidate must be motivated, well organized, ability to work independently, and coordinate across multiple functions and geographies.

Sr. Financial Analyst

This is a hands-on position responsible supporting a broad range of analytical based responsibilities. The position will own financial forecasting and modeling as well as implement, support and enhance core business applications, processes, reporting and analytical analyses with a focus on ERP and business intelligence / OLAP applications.  The position will also work closely with IT consultants as appropriate to support key business applications being implemented and scaled to accommodate growth and changing business needs.

Sr. Accounting Manager (CPA)

The Sr. Accounting Manager position will assist several aspects of the worldwide consolidation and financial statement preparation. The person is expected to partner with cross-functional team members to drive timely and accurate monthly financial reporting in compliance with US GAAP.  As the Company is in growth mode, this person must be an individual who can adapt to a dynamic environment, work with multiple business functions, and help in ad hoc areas which will move the Company forward.

This role may also assist in the worldwide financial close process, reporting analyses, and other finance & accounting efforts.

Sr. Accountant

The Sr. Accountant will assist with the month end close process including; recording of revenue and accounts receivable, recording of journal entries, accruing expenses, account reconciliations, and financial statements preparation (including statement of cash flows).  This role may also assist in the financial statement analyses and other finance & accounting processes, as well as implement, support, and enhance core business applications as needed.

Scientist, Product Development

PaxVax is planning to develop a Hepatitis A vaccine manufacturing site in Thörishaus, Bern. The process will be a biosimilar of the Epaxal™. In this regard, we have an exciting new opportunity to work in a fun, fast paced environment, to contribute directly to the company’s success, and to grow and develop personally and professionally.  The position will be responsible for contributing to a successful Hepatitis A production and report to the Director of Hep A Product Development, based in Thörishaus, Bern.  The successful candidate must be motivated, well organized, able to work independently, and coordinate across multiple functions and geographies.

Manager, CMC Regulatory Affairs

The newly created position offers the career building opportunity of participating in the creation, submission, and subsequent approval of a global market application. The position, based in San Diego, will be a key member of the company’s Global Regulatory Affairs team. The successful candidate will help drive all aspects of global regulatory affairs for Phase 1 to commercial vaccine programs.

 

Who You Are:

You are an individual who is motivated by challenges and accomplishments and who is seeking to take your career to the next level. Passionate about helping to make meaningful differences in global health care, you are strongly independent and accomplish tasks within allotted timelines. You are proactive, resourceful and can communicate effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Your strengths include expertise in CMC Regulatory Affairs.

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