Careers

PaxVax develops, manufactures and commercializes innovative specialty vaccines against infectious diseases for traditionally overlooked markets such as travel. PaxVax has licensed vaccines for typhoid fever (Vivotif) and cholera (Vaxchora), and vaccines at various stages of research and clinical development for adenovirus, anthrax, hepatitis A, HIV, and zika. As part of its social mission, PaxVax is also working to make its vaccines available to broader populations most affected by these diseases. PaxVax is headquartered in Redwood City, California and maintains research and development and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facilities in San Diego, California and Bern, Switzerland and other operations in Bermuda and Europe.

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 careers@paxvax.com with the position title in the subject line.

Scientist, Process Development-Upstream: San Diego

The Process Development Scientist is responsible for process development and technology transfer to clinical manufacturing team of PaxVax's various viral and virus-like-particle vaccine program, which includes suspension cell culture in bioreactor, viral amplification/virus-like-pariticle transient transfection, chromatography purification and diafiltration/ultrafiltraton, lyophilization processes. This position reports directly to the director of process development and production. 

Scientist, Process Development-Downstream: San Diego

The Process Development Scientist is responsible for process development and technology transfer to clinical manufacturing team of PaxVax's various viral and virus-like-particle vaccine program, which includes suspension cell culture in bioreactor, viral amplification/virus-like-pariticle transient transfection, chromatography purification and diafiltration/ultrafiltraton, lyophilization processes. This position reports directly to the director of process development and production. 

Quality Assurance Associate – Contract / Temp: San Diego

PaxVax, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for a Quality Assurance (QA) Associate with in-depth experience in drug substance and drug product manufacturing/testing for an 8 months’ contract. Reporting to the Director, Quality Assurance, the QA Associate will provide Quality support for the manufacture and testing of clinical and commercial products. The QA Associate will be accountable for assuring compliance with Quality System and quality oversight at the project level. 

Principal Associate, Analytical Development - San Diego

The Principal Associate position will perform release and stability testing of pipeline candidates in support of PaxVax vaccine development programs.  In addition, the candidate will participate in studies focused on qualifying/validating and transferring analytical methods.  Experience working in a GMP laboratory environment, as well as familiarity with analytical requirements for parenteral and oral products is required.  Experience with chemical and biomolecular methods, including cell-based, immunological, and molecular biological assays, as well as standard laboratory techniques is also required. 

Medical Information Specialist - Switzerland

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Medical Affairs, the Medical Information Specialist (MIS) is a scientific expert responsible for responding to external medical and scientific enquiries as well as information requests from internal stakeholders. Responding to unsolicited medical information requests, and tracking these requests, are integral components of this position. Additionally, the MIS will build & maintain appropriate high-level relationships with an assigned list of opinion leaders and key customer influencers (KOLs/KCIs), organizations, institutions and associated personnel.  The MIS also facilitates data generation, education, and scientific insights gathering activities at the direction of Medical Affairs leadership.  The MIS will also provide appropriate support of commercial colleagues in conjunction with the broader medical affairs organization.

Assistant Controller - Redwood City

The Assistant Controller will be based at PaxVax’s global headquarters in Redwood City, California and responsible for leading 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 Assistant Controller will be a strategic thinker with proven ability to inspire confidence with direct reports and peers across the organization. This position reports directly to the VP, Finance/Controller.