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.

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.  

Pharmacy Intern - Bentonville, AR

This full-time intern position will be located at the Sam’s Club Corporate office in Bentonville, AR, to assist both Sam’s Club and Walmart with a specific initiative.  The position will focus on understanding, evaluating and implementing a travel immunization program at Sam’s Club and Walmart. The intern will work with various departments and levels of management within Sam’s Club and Walmart to understand policies and procedures in order to propose a financially sound travel immunization program for both Sam’s Club and Walmart pharmacies.   In addition, the intern will evaluate the current Walmart travel program to highlight successes, understand areas for improvement and plan the next geographical opportunity for expansion. A 40-hour workweek will be required for 8-12 weeks.   

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.

Deputy General Counsel - Redwood City, CA

The Deputy General Counsel 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.