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 with the position title in the subject line.

Temporary Research Associate/Senior Research Associate - San Diego

The Temporary Research Associate/Senior Research Associate at PaxVax will be a key member of the R&D team.  This position will focus on development, qualification and execution of clinical quantitative PCR assays. Experience in assay development specifically, quantitative real time PCR assay is preferred. Experience in handling clinical specimens is also preferred.

Senior Scientist, Analytical Development - San Diego

The Senior Scientist position will assume a leadership role focused on supporting Analytical Development and company pipeline objectives.  The candidate will actively design, carry out, and evaluate analytical activities to advance preclinical/clinical stage novel vaccines through development, regulatory submission and approval, as well as supervise a team of scientists engaged is method development and GMP testing activities.  Assure timely, appropriate method development, validation and implementation to meet project target profiles and ICH, USP, FDA, and EMA standards through a combination of internal and contracted activities.  Vaccine projects will include a broad range of methods for characterization and quality control requiring strong competencies in cell-based and molecular techniques, both compendial and novel, applied to in-process materials, drug substance, and drug product.  The Candidate must be able to effectively communicate results and issues to management and customers, internal and external, with excellent professional standards.  

Quality Control Senior Research Associate - San Diego

Study physical principles of living cells or organisms, using knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Share research findings by writing scientific articles. Prepare reports or recommendations, based on outcomes. Manage laboratory teams and monitor team's work. Perform quality control tests on raw materials, in-process samples, BDS and finished products; responsible for the development, qualification and validation of HPLC assays; responsible for the qualification and validation of HPLC instruments; participate in HPLC instrument maintenance and troubleshooting; manages test samples, reagents and reference standards used in the laboratory; analysis and interpretation of test results, identify deviations and make appropriate recommendations; write, revise, and maintain all QC assay SOPs and worksheets, instrument SOPs, and other documentation as needed; evaluate trend data and author trend reports to proactively identify issues; analyze cGMPs in accordance to FDA specifications. 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.

Medical Science Liaison/Sr. Medical Science Liaison - Field / Home Office

Reporting to the Head of Medical Affairs, the MSL/Sr. MSL (hereafter MSL) is a field-based scientific expert responsible for building & maintaining appropriate high-level relationships with an assigned list of opinion leaders and key customer influencers (KOLs/KCIs), organizations, institutions and associated personnel.  The MSL facilitates data generation, education, and scientific insights gathering activities at the direction of Medical Affairs leadership.  Responding to unsolicited medical information requests in collaboration with Medical Information, and appropriate support of commercial colleagues are also part of the MSL’s responsibilities.

Global Head, VP Marketing - Redwood City

The Global Marketing head is the most senior marketing position in PaxVax, a member of the Executive Leadership Team and responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all of the organization’s marketing strategies and marketing communications both external and internal. The position oversees the marketing strategy for PaxVax commercial products, commercial leadership for all new products in company’s internal R&D pipeline, commercial assessments for all in-licensing and acquisition opportunities as well as corporate communications.  The role also involves coordination at the strategic and tactical levels with other internal functions. The position reports to the President & CEO and will participate in charting the direction of the Company with the Board of Directors, Executive Leadership Team and other management staff, as well as ensure accountability to all constituencies and effective operations.

This is a great opportunity to have a big impact on designing and building a fully integrated travel vaccine specialty company with a mission to develop and commercialize innovative specialty vaccines against existing and emerging infectious diseases.

Deputy General Counsel- Life Sciences: Redwood City, CA

The Deputy General Counsel - Life Sciences will be based at PaxVax’s global headquarters in Redwood City, California and be responsible for a broad range of legal, business and other tasks to support the company’s needs. The Deputy General Counsel will be confident and proactive in his/her approach, have the ability to work collaboratively as well as autonomously, and be comfortable with, and skilled in, interacting with senior management and other employees throughout the company. This position reports directly to the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. 

Associate, Quality Assurance - San Diego

PaxVax is seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Associate with in depth experience in drug substance and drug product manufacturing. Reporting to the Director, Quality Assurance, the QA Associate will provide Quality support for the manufacture and testing of non-clinical and clinical products. The QA Associate will be accountable for assuring compliance with Quality Systems, quality oversight at the project level and generation of metrics to drive continuous improvement, while assuring the quality of materials manufactured and data generated.