PaxVax is an innovative and fast-paced vaccine start-up company developing vaccine candidates against several important infectious diseases, including influenza, cholera and HIV. Our cholera vaccine has successfully completed early clinical development and has entered late stage trials. Additionally, our first candidate based on oral adenovirus technology, a H5N1 vaccine recently completed a successful Phase 1 clinical trial. The R&D team has made several other vaccine candidate adenoviruses with a 100% success rate in making adenovirus-based vectors. PaxVax has also recently initiated two additional clinical trials on our candidates. The Company has raised and commited funding of over $80 million to support its operation including R&D and our own licensed GMP manufacturing facility. PaxVax has 60 employees organized by functional departments and cross-functional project teams for each of our vaccine candidates. PaxVax is a double bottom line business focused on delivering both financial as well as social returns in global health.

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.

Please find our available positions below. Please submit your cover letter and resume to with the position title in the subject line.

VP Corporate Development

We have an exciting new opportunity to work in a fun, fast paced environment, to contribute directly to the company’s success, and to personally grow and develop professionally.  The position will be responsible for corporate and business development, operate at the level of Vice President or Global Head, and will report to the EVP/Chief Legal Officer.  The position will be based in Redwood City but is likely to involve significant global travel to represent PaxVax at meetings and to attend industry events.  The successful candidate will be responsible for executing all aspects of the Company’s corporate development strategy, including opportunity identification, alliances, joint ventures, corporate partnering, in-licensing and out-licensing, and mergers and acquisitions. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, multi-task, and coordinate across multiple functions and stakeholders. In addition, given the fast pace of the company and the company’s international operations, the successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively and clearly with all levels of the organization, including colleagues who are not based in the same location as the candidate or who travel frequently. The successful candidate must be motivated, well organized, flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.  

Sr. Director, Information Technology

The Sr. Director 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.

Quality Control Supervisor

The Quality Control Supervisor will be responsible for technical management of personnel involved in the development, transfer and troubleshooting of techniques associated with daily QC release.  The Quality Control Supervisor provides an in-depth investigative and technological orientation in implementing, executing and interpreting quality procedures and test methods. The Quality Control Supervisor will substantially contribute to overall process and method improvements within the Quality Control laboratory.

Manager, CMC Regulatory Affairs

The newly created position offers the career building opportunity of participating in the creation, submission, and subsequent approval of a global market application. The position, based in San Diego, will be a key member of the company’s Global Regulatory Affairs team. The successful candidate will help drive all aspects of global regulatory affairs for Phase 1 to commercial vaccine programs.

Who You Are

You are an individual who is motivated by challenges and accomplishments and who is seeking to take your career to the next level. Passionate about helping to make meaningful differences in global health care, you are strongly independent and accomplish tasks within allotted timelines. You are proactive, resourceful and can communicate effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Your strengths include expertise in CMC Regulatory Affairs.

Accounting Specialist - Switzerland

The Accounting Specialist will be responsible for processing of incoming invoices and vendor payments of the company, bank transactions, taking part in the period end close, accruals and other GL postings as instructed by manager. Ad hoc reporting. Potential expansion of responsibilities into fixed assets accounting and reporting. This is the entry level position for young and hungry to learn specialist motivated by the start up environment with excellent prospects of professional development.