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.

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.

Sr. Research Associate/Process Development - San Diego

This is an incredible opportunity to join a small but growing clinical stage pharmaceutical company with a bright future. The Senior Associate is responsible for process development and production of PaxVax’s clinical adenoviral vaccine products, which includes suspension cell culture in bioreactor, purification, UF/DF, lyophilization and encapsulation processes.  This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Process Development and Production. 

Sr. Facilities Manager - San Diego

The Senior Manager  will be responsible for facility operations including all aspects of facility management, construction management, maintenance and repairs of two facilities totaling 28,000 SF of office,  GMP QC  laboratories, GMP manufacturing and warehouse and research laboratories.  This will be a hands on position.  Additionally, this position will own Quality System records, author SOP’s, investigate deviations, write investigation reports, create/own CAPAs and change controls and participate in FDA audits. 

Sr. Director, Information Technology - Redwood City

The Sr. Director, Information Technology position 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

Senior Production Associate - San Diego

This is an incredible opportunity to join a small but growing clinical stage pharmaceutical company with a bright future. The Senior/Principal Production Associate is responsible for commercial production of PaxVax’s VaxChora vaccine product, which includes blend and fill processes in San Diego site.  This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Process Development and Production. 

Quality Control Sr. Research Associate - San Diego

 PaxVax, Inc. is an innovative pre-IPO specialty vaccine company with a mission to protect people from infectious diseases.  The Company will pursue a double bottom line strategy by pursuing financial returns from its specialty business strategies in travel and biodefense vaccines as well as social returns by providing access to its vaccines globally, particularly to the poor and otherwise disenfranchised. The PaxVax portfolio includes a licensed vaccine for typhoid (Vivotif®), vaccines in clinical development for cholera, anthrax, HIV, and H5N1 (pandemic bird flu) and in research for malaria, dengue, rabies and HSV.  The Company has raised more than $130 million (USD) from investors and other funders, including Ignition Ventures, Ignition Growth, the Wellcome Trust and the National Institutes of Health. The Company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with over 170 world class employees in Bern, San Diego, Redwood City and Miami.

The Quality Control 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 perform routine QC assays such as Karl Fischer, Disintegration, and gel electrophoresis. 

Production Supervisor - San Diego

This is an incredible opportunity to join a small but growing clinical stage pharmaceutical company with a bright future. The production supervisor is responsible for commercial production of PaxVax's Vaxchora vaccine, which includes formulation, blending, filling and packaging.This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Process Development and Production. 

Process Development Supervisor - San Diego

This is an incredible opportunity to join a small but growing clinical stage pharmaceutical company with a bright future. The process development supervisor is responsible for process development of PaxVax's Viral vaccine production, which includes suspension cell culture in bioreactor, purification and diafiltration/ultrafiltraton, Lyophilzation and encapsulation processes.This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Process Development and Production. 

GMP Quality Assurance (QA) Manager

Seeking a GMP Quality Assurance (QA) Manager with in depth experience in drug substance and drug product manufacturing. Reporting to the Associate Director, Quality Assurance, The GMP QA Manager will provide Quality oversight and support to the Operations group for the manufacture and testing of non-clinical, clinical and commercial products. The GMP QA Manager will be accountable for driving Quality initiatives, maintaining/improving quality infrastructure and participating where needed on various CMC related project teams. The GMP QA Manager will be accountable for assuring compliance with Quality System, quality oversight at the project level and generation of metrics to drive continuous improvement, while assuring the quality of materials manufactured and data generated.

Director or Senior Director, Supply Chain - San Diego

PaxVax is currently completing Phase 3 clinical studies for a cholera vaccine, VaxChora, and has several other vaccines in early stage clinical development.  PaxVax is seeking hands-on, independently motivated candidates with commercial experience to manage supply chain operations at its San Diego manufacturing site and prepare for VaxChora product launch.  This position reports directly to the VP of Operations in San Diego.  This position will interact cross functionally with local operational departments in San Diego (Production, Quality, Regulatory, and Project Management), PaxVax’s corporate office in Redwood City, CA  (Finance, Sales and Marketing, and Legal), and operational counterparts at PaxVax’s newly acquired commercial Typhoid fever vaccine (Vivotif) manufacturing operation in Bern, Switzerland.