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 near Bern in Thörishaus, Switzerland.  The Company has a commercial vaccine (Vivotif® oral typhoid vaccine) that is licensed in 27 countries and an oral vaccine for cholera that has recently completed Phase 3 clinical trials.  Our clinical stage portfolio also includes vaccine candidates for pandemic influenza (H5N1), anthrax, and HIV.  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 with the position title in the subject line.

Scientist, Quality Control/Microbiology - San Diego

The Quality Control Scientist, Microbiology will lead a group of analysts, as well as participate in performing multi-facility routine and investigational environmental monitoring (EM) of the GMP manufacturing suites.  They are also responsible for performing microbiological analysis of raw materials, finished products, and other samples as required. Establish a microbiology lab to include the in-sourcing of microbiological testing.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Product Development – Formulation (18 months’ assignment) - San Diego

PaxVax is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow – Formulation who will be a key member of the Product Development team and report to the Director, Product Development. The successful candidate will work as part of a team that is focused on the development of vaccine formulations for liquid and powder dosage forms from preclinical through Phase III and commercialization. The main responsibilities will include the design, execution, and documentation of experiments to develop formulations for clinical supply production and to scale up these processes to enable transfer of robust processes to the commercial space. This position will be focused on the development of oral dosage vaccine formulations and performing stability indicating assay for research, preclinical studies, and clinical studies. If you're a talented, driven postdoctoral fellow who enjoys working in a fast paced team environment and learn new skills quickly, we have a role for you. 

The assignment length is expected to be 18 months.

Marketing Manager - Redwood City

The Marketing Manager will report to the Director of Marketing and support a strong portfolio of travel and specialty vaccines. The Marketing Manager supports the marketing efforts to achieve the short and long term objectives for the brand(s) and corporate position. This is accomplished through the development and execution of marketing plans, business management analysis and input on the strategic direction of the brands.  This position will be involved with all aspects of marketing with a heavy emphasis on tactical execution.

Director/Sr. Director, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs - Redwood City

The Director/Sr. Director of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs is responsible for clinical development plans for new products and for clinical trial activities of existing vaccine candidates, including study design/protocol development, oversight of operations, review study data and clinical study reports, and for preparing and/or reviewing clinical summary documents suitable for regulatory submissions. Additional responsibilities include Medical Affairs launch planning for a new cholera vaccine and responding to scientific and medical questions regarding licensed vaccines and complying with regulatory pharmacovigilance reporting requirements.  This role will liaise with Commercial stakeholders to support company product and disease-specific related communication with external stakeholders, health departments and advisory bodies, key opinion leaders and medical practitioners.  

Director, Clinical Operations - Redwood City

The Director of Clinical Operations will be responsible for the planning and efficient conduct of the clinical operations of the vaccine research and development programs.  The Director provides leadership and supervision for the Clinical Research Associates and Clinical Program Managers and serves as a technical and scientific resource in the conduct of Phase I to Phase IV Clinical Trials.

Chief Financial Officer - Redwood City

The Chief Financial Officer  (CFO) position is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. Depending on the successful candidate’s experience, this role may have the potential to assume broader responsibilities.